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Support For Commonwealth Games

Support For Commonwealth Games

Cllr Robert Bevan, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Leisure and Tourism, welcomes the Commonwealth Games mascot to Rhondda Cynon Taf

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is proud to be supporting all of the Welsh competitors at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Ahead of this prestigious event, the Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Rhondda Cynon Taf on Sunday, May 25 and will be one of the highlights at this year’s Aberdare Festival.

The Council also raised the Commonwealth Flag outside its Civic Offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday, March 10.

The Commonwealth Flag will proudly fly throughout the duration of the Commonwealth Games, which take place in Glasgow from July 23 until August 3, 2014.

Building up the Commonwealth Games excitement in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Gymbach, the Welsh Gymnastics mascot for 2014, has been on a brief tour of the County Borough, stopping off at Abercynon Sports Centre and Llantrisant Leisure Centre.

Cllr Robert Bevan. Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Leisure and Tourism, said: “It was a great joy to welcome the Welsh Gymnastics mascot to the area ahead of the Commonwealth Games this summer. We have the prospect of a fantastic summer of sport ahead of us.

“The journey of all of our home-based athletes selected to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games began here in Rhondda Cynon Taf, at clubs and organisations supported by the Council.”

For full details of the Aberdare Festival and the Queen’s Baton Relay on May 25 visit the dedicated Aberdare Festival pages or contact the Council’s Events Team on 01443 424123 or email events@rctcbc.gov.uk


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