What we do /

Much to be proud of!

In terms of elite sporting success, Wales has much to be proud of.

At Glasgow 2014 Wales returned with a record breaking 36 medals - including 5 Gold medals. Frankie Jones became the first ever Welsh athlete to claim 6 medals in one Commonwealth Games, winning 1 Gold and 5 Silvers and Jazzcarlin became the first Welsh female swimmer in 40 years to win swimming Gold.

Welsh athletes then followed that up with 10 medals at Rio 2016. The history making group of athletes was also the largest ever overseas contingent of Welsh athletes at an Olympic Games. 

Our Elite Sport Strategy sets out an ambitious and challenging pathway for sport in Wales.

We, along with out partners, believe that we should continue to challenge ourselves not only to maintain our success but to build on it. We want to measure our success not solely against the other nations in the UK, but ona global level and become and example for how success in elite sport can be developed and sustained.

We want Wales to be seen as a nation of champions, where winning is expected, talent developed, and success is promoted and celebrated across a wide range of sports.

What support do we provide?

Our highly skilled team provide support and advice to welsh athletes in 3 main areas:

We pulled together an infographic in the lead upto Glasgow to showcase just how our sport science and medicine team are making a difference.