Team Wales have today announced the location of a supporters’ hub when they attend the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year.
It has been confirmed that The Surf Club Kurrawa will be home to the Welsh Centre during the 2018 Games. This is where Team Wales supporters from all over the globe can gather to socialise and watch events.
Kurrawa Surf Club is located in the heart of Broadbeach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is currently undergoing an exciting redevelopment, which will see a brand new state of the art facility completed by the end of 2017.
The new Club will offer Team Wales excellent facilities and a stunning location to relax and host media and social events.
Rob Aldous, Manager of The Surf Club Kurrawa said: “We are so excited that Team Wales have chosen our Club as the Welsh Centre for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.
“Multi-sport events bring so much life to the Club, as we saw with the Pan Pacific Masters Games in November when we had over 12,000 athletes and supporters over 2 weeks.
“We can’t wait to see the same buzz here when Team Wales and their supporters arrive.
“We have a lot of Welsh ex-pats and locals with roots in Wales out here on the Gold Coast, and I have no doubt they will be coming out in force next April.”
One of those Welsh ex-pats is Richard Vaughan Jones, originally from Mold, who runs the Gold Coast Wales Facebook group.
He said: “There is already increasing excitement around the Games out here and a lot of support for Team Wales following their visit to the Gold Coast last year.
“The Surf Club Kurrawa is an excellent location for the Welsh Centre – I can’t wait to see my fellow Welsh people from all over come together to support our Team.”
Cathy Williams, one of the General Team Managers for Team Wales said: “The Welsh Centre will be our main hub outside the Village for athletes, their families and friends, and supporters.
“We visited the Club on a visit to the Gold Coast last year and were highly impressed with the brand new facilities that will be on offer.
“We are extremely glad that they have chosen to partner with us to provide the Welsh Centre during the Commonwealth Games, and we value their members’ participation in supporting Team Wales.
“This is another very exciting and important step forward as we continue to prepare for April 2018.”