NEW APPOINTMENT TO TELL COMPELLING STORY OF WELSH SPORT
Sport Wales has appointed Andrew Weeks to take on the role of Communications Director as the organisation looks to tell the compelling story of sport in Wales.
As Managing Editor at BBC Wales Sport, Andrew Weeks has over 12 years media experience which includes working with BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, BBC 5 Live BBC Get Inspired, BBC Scrum V, Clwb Rygbi and BBC online. He also project managed BBC Wales’ coverage of the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics, the 2009 Ashes, 2010 Ryder Cup and 2006 & 2010 Commonwealth Games.
He will now step into the role of Communications Director for Sport Wales with a view to helping the organisation better showcase Welsh successes at a national and international level as well as engage more in the story of sport at a grassroots and community level.
Sarah Powell, Sport Wales CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the team. Andrew’s extensive media experience, knowledge and passion for sport in Wales are invaluable, not only for us but the sector as a whole. His desire to unite voices and to showcase the power of sport will help us demonstrate the impact sport has on all of our lives. Sport in Wales is on an all-time high, with more people participating than ever before and our Welsh athletes and teams are bringing home the medals and racing up the world rankings. Andrew will be the vital cog in the wheel, ensuring we communicate and promote sport on the plethora of platforms that are now available to us.”
Andrew Weeks said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started in my new role. Having spent a decade covering a golden age for Welsh sport and sport in Wales for the BBC, I’m looking forward to working with the Sport Wales team to find and promote the next generation of Welsh sporting stars. Having led BBC Wales Sport’s growing digital and social media coverage in recent years, I hope to help Sport Wales tell and share its impressive story across new technologies and platforms”.
Andrew Weeks is expected to take up the role on the 7th September.