Elite Stars Sign-Up to Support Gemau Cymru
Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, and athlete Hannah Brier will officially launch Gemau Cymru at this years’ Eisteddfod yr Urdd at Llancaiach Fawr, Caerphilly on Friday 29 May at 12:30, at the Annedd Wen premises.
Recent World Judo Masters medallist Natalie Powell is one of a host of names to sign-up as Gemau Cymru ambassadors just weeks before the national multi-sport competition is held in Cardiff.
Athlete Dewi Griffiths and gymnasts Laura Halford and Angel Romaeo are among the other names who will help promote the nine sport event in July.
Taking place between 3-5 July, Gemau Cymru is Wales’ biggest multi-sport event for young people, providing hundreds with the opportunity to compete at a national level in front of large supporting crowds. The 2015 programme boasts:
· Athletics – Cardiff International Sports Stadium
· Badminton – USW Sport Park
· Gymnastics – Sport Wales National Centre
· Judo – Sport wales National Centre
· Table Tennis – Sport wales National Centre
· Netball – Talybont Campus, Cardiff University
· Indoor Rowing – Sport Wales National Centre
· Triathlon – Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar
· Rugby, USW Sport Park
The bilingual event is organised by Urdd Gobaith Cymru together with the Welsh Government and Sport Wales.
Often seen as a predecessor to large international events, it is highly anticipated that many of the next generation of Welsh elite stars will be on show across the two days of competition.
Originally developed to celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012, Gemau Cymru gives young Welsh talent experience of a multi-sport environment at a young age.
For more information visit www.gemaucymru.urdd.cymru/cy/