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September 07, 2016 | LATEST NEWS

Cowdrey to lead Australian Commonwealth Youth Games Team in 2017

One of Australia's most decorated swimmers - Matt Cowdrey - will lead the Australian 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games team in the Bahamas. Read More
  • August 23, 2016 | Latest News

    ACGA Confident of Strong Showing at Gold Coast 2018.

    Australian Commonwealth Games CEO Craig Phillips says he confident of a strong Australian team performance at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with the aspiration to return to the top of the medal tally. Read More
  • June 29, 2016 | Latest News

    Emerging Rugby Sevens talent given Comm Games boost

    All eyes, understandably so, are on Rugby Sevens' debut at the Summer Olympics in Rio in August.

    However, in the background at Sevens HQ, planning is well underway for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 HSBC Sevens World Series as well as the XXI Commonwealth Games.

    Conor Mitchell, a XVs backrower, has been identified as a Commonwealth Games prospect, captaining a development squad that put the national side to the test in a pre-Rio hitout.

    "We came together on the morning of the first game and kind of expected we'd be on the wrong end of a [big] score," the 22-year-old fromthe University of Queensland said.

    "However, as we became more familiar with each other, the performances naturally improved."

    After the series, national captain Ed Jenkins had some encouraging words for the emerging players that really hit home for Mitchell.

    "It was very nice of Ed [Jenkins] to say such kind things - we came together at short notice and it was wonderful to get recognition from the national captain. It gave us all huge confidence and boosted our self-esteem. It proved we do have what it takes to take things to the next level - we were given a platform to prove ourselves and I think most of us did that."

    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) is supporting the national Sevens program via its Gold Coast 'GOLD' 2018 Team Preparation Program, with the funding received by ACGA allowing for more resources to be devoted to development players and staff, bringing players through.

    "There are amazing opportunities in sevens these days," says Mitchell, who himself made his World Series debut in Vancouver in April this year. "There are now different pathways to representing your country and playing Sevens is one of them.

    “There are now all different sorts of players playing the game - you need players that can take restarts, be agile, forwards that are big, strong ball carriers, and quick players in the backs - each player has their own area of expertise.

    "My aim in the short-term is to break into the Sevens set-up and earn a contract that will help me play in more World Series tournaments. The Commonwealth Games is in two years, in my home state, and there would be no greater thrill than playing in a multi-sport event in front of my family and friends.

    "I also have ambitions of representing Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - it'll obviously be the second time Rugby would be part of the Summer Olympic program by then so there'll be even more awareness around the game than there is for Rio.”

    Australian Men's Sevens coach Andy Friend gives his thoughts on five next generation Sevens prospects

    Josh Coward
    "A little half with very good feet and a very good kicker. He has terrific skills and game awareness. He comes from Melbourne but is now up in Brisbane playing for Sunnybank. He's a good talker - like all scrum-halves - and is an outstanding prospect." (Pictured in photo above)

    Tim Anstee
    "If I were to compare him to a current Sevens rep, it'd be Tom Cusack. He gets around the park well, is a strong tackler and is good at receiving restarts."

    Conor Mitchell
    "Conor is on an EPS contract at the moment and I was delighted to hand him his national Sevens debut earlier this year. He's an uncompromising forward who boasts a very good workrate."

    Tom Connor
    "He plays for Warringah and has toured with Tribe 7s so he has had the opportunity to hone his skills overseas. He's a forward that is tough over the ball and combative."

    Brandon Quinn
    "A member of our development squad and a winger for Gordon in the Sydney Shute Shield competition. Brandon has good speed and is elusive with ball in hand. He's also a brave defender."

    (Source: www.rugby.com.au)
    (Photo: Getty Images)Read More
  • June 15, 2016 | Latest News

    Australian Commonwealth Games Association APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGERS AHEAD OF GOLD COAST 2018

    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) today announced the appointment of three General Managers as part of its push towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The appointees to the General Manager roles are:

    Dianne (Di) O’Neill - Corporate
    Jonathon Monasso - Marketing & Communications
    Tim Mahon - Team Performance

    Di O’Neill has most recently been the Senior Manager, Finance and Business Operations at Gymnastics Australia following an extensive 20 year career in sports management in gymnastics, cricket and V8 super car racing. O’Neill was a member of Team Headquarters for the Australian Team to Glasgow 2014.

    Jonathon Monasso joins the ACGA following a successful stint with Australian Football League (AFL) club Sydney Swans. Most recently Monasso was the Swans’ General Manager, Communications – a position he held from March 2012 to January 2016.

    Tim Mahon is currently the High Performance Manager for Shooting Australia – a position he has held since 2013. Mahon has been involved in high performance sport for more than 20 years, holding positions with the Victorian Institute of Sport, Western Australian Institute of Sport and the New Zealand Academy of Sport. He was Section Manager of Australia’s highly successful shooting team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    “Di, Jonathon and Tim join the ACGA at a very important time in its history. I am excited about the prospect of working with them” said ACGA CEO Craig Phillips.

    “Their individual skills and experiences will complement each other extremely well. They will contribute greatly to returning Australia to the position of number 1 Commonwealth Games nation” Phillips said.

    O’Neill and Monasso join the ACGA on 4 July while Mahon will commence on 3 October following the completion of his team management commitments with the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams to Rio. By agreement with Shooting Australia, Mahon will undertake project work with the ACGA commencing in late June. Read More
  • June 09, 2016 | Latest News

    New Home for CGF as Her Majesty The Queen Launches New Commonwealth Hub

    Her Majesty The Queen today launched a new Commonwealth Hub which will bring Commonwealth organisations, including the Commonwealth Games Federation, together in the same location to create a collaborative, dynamic and innovative way of working.

    The three Commonwealth organisations that will move to a new combined centre of Commonwealth activity – Marlborough House and Quadrant House – are the Commonwealth Games Federation, the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. It is expected that other Commonwealth organisations will join the hub in due course with Quadrant House being renamed Commonwealth House.

    The Queen officially launched the new Hub during a visit to Marlborough House ahead of her official 90th birthday celebrations which will take place this weekend and will be attended by representatives from 53 Commonwealth countries. As part of the celebrations, CGF President Louise Martin CBE introduced Her Majesty to Commonwealth athletes Sasha Corbin, Helen Housby and Ali Glasse-Davies.

    The new Commonwealth Hub will help to deliver the Secretary-General's vision to work more closely with all Commonwealth organisations to honour the values of the Commonwealth charter and the commitments on health, education, climate change, good governance, equality and the rule of law in the Sustainable Development Goals and COP 21. It also delivers one of the CGF’s Transformation 2022 goals, to co-locate and align with Commonwealth organisations to maximise collaboration opportunities.

    The Commonwealth Hub will bring the Commonwealth Games to the heart of the Commonwealth headquarters and will encourage more young people to become engaged in Commonwealth issues. It will also provide a focal point for reaching to mayors and elected councillors and their local communities right across the Commonwealth. Other plans for the Commonwealth Hub include an education centre in the newly named Commonwealth House.

    The CGF will move from its current premises in London’s Old Street over the summer.

    (Source: Commonwealth Games Federation) Read More
  • May 31, 2016 | Latest News

    GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES HEADQUARTERS DEDICATED TO THE LEGENDARY RUNNER RON CLARKE

    Australian middle distance running legend and former Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke AO, MBE was remembered this morning at a special dedication ceremony at the Ashmore headquarters of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC).

    The former TAFE campus Block A was named The Ron Clarke Building after the 17-time world record holder by the Minister for the Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe.

    Minister Hinchliffe said the dedication recognised Clarke’s pivotal involvement in the successful bid for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

    “There is no doubt the powerful mix of Ron’s status as a world-recognised athlete, combined with his civic leadership assisted the bid greatly,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

    “Indeed, his personal contribution to that success is one of the key reasons we are standing here today.

    “Ron Clarke was unquestionably one of the all-time greats of world middle distance running at a time of enormous depth in the Australian ranks.

    “Whilst Ron never won Olympic or Commonwealth gold medal, he without doubt revolutionised his sport with his 17 official world records and showed generations of runners, and people from all walks of life, what could be achieved with hard work and courage,” he said.Read More
  • May 31, 2016 | Latest News

    Vale Deirdre Hyland AM

    Above: Deirdre Hyland AM at The Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2014 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner

    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) is saddened by the news of the passing of Deirdre Hyland AM.

    Deirdre passed away over the weekend aged 79. Deirdre is survived by her brother Robin, cousins Renne and Hans Ness and close friend Dot McHugh.

    Deirdre was Inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1989, for her contribution to Netball and is regarded as one of the sports most distinguished administrators.

    Chairman John Bertrand AM said "the change Deirdre brought to the sport of Netball was groundbreaking and confirmed her passion for the game. Dedicating herself for the recognition of netball as an elite sport, her achievements at state and national levels were confirmed when she was not only Inducted into The Sport Australia of Fame, but also The Australian Netball Hall of Fame and The Queensland Hall of Fame”.

    “To be recognised in three Halls of Fame around the country is a testimony to Deirdre’s unwavering hard work and desire to strive for the best” John continued. “She will leave behind her a legacy in netball and has paved the way for many administrators”.

    (Source: Sport Australia Hall of Fame)Read More
  • May 23, 2016 | Latest News

    Atos Brings Global Experience to Power the Games

    The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) today announced that Atos will deliver complex and innovative information technology solutions crucial for the planning and staging of Australia’s largest sporting event in more than a decade.

    The solutions will form a critical part of a world class technology environment being implemented by GOLDOC in preparation for and during the Games.

    Atos has joined the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) sponsorship family to deliver the comprehensive Games Management System (GMS) and Information Diffusion System (IDS) to power performance at the heart of the Games.

    Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed Atos as an Official Supporter to GC2018.

    “As a global technology company, Atos have a proven history of successful delivery of GMS and IDS solutions at major international events including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

    “For GC2018, Atos will manage the delivery of complex and innovative technology solutions and applications through their Games Management System that will support Accreditation Management, the Volunteer Portal, Volunteer Application Form, Sport Entries Management and more.Read More

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G S B Total
AUS 25 19 19 63
RSA 13 7 15 35
ENG 12 16 16 44

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