The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Athletes Advisory Commission have launched a new strategy to ensure the athletes’ voice remains at the heart of Commonwealth Sports Movement decisions up to Birmingham 2022 and beyond.
The CGF athletes advisory commission, which was established at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, serves as the key link between athletes and the CGF.
The commission features seven highly distinguished athletes who represent the six regions of the Commonwealth.
The new strategy outlines the commitment of the CGF athletes advisory commission to ensure Commonwealth athletes are inspiring leaders, agents of change, advocates for integrity and ambassadors for respect, impartiality and non-discrimination.
The strategy focuses on four key pillars which are:
- Deliver Inspirational Sporting Moments
- Nurture a Powerful Sporting Movement
- Activate Transformational Partnerships
- Realise Our Collective Impact
Rhona Toft, CGF athletes advisory commission chair, believes the strategy is vital to outline the role of athletes will play in the decision making process.
“The new CGF athletes advisory commission strategy is hugely important as it clearly outlines how athletes will play a leading role in shaping all Commonwealth sports movement decisions,” Toft said.
“Our commission is focussed on supporting our athletes as inspiring leaders across the Commonwealth while looking to ensure an unforgettable Commonwealth Games journey and experience for every competitor from every nation.
“The commission is hugely excited about working with all Commonwealth athletes to ensure their voice is heard at the decision-making table and the new strategy provides a fantastic roadmap to help us achieve our key objectives.”
Dame Louise Martin DBE, CGF President, believes the launch of the strategy is milestone moment.
“The launch of the new CGF Athletes Advisory Commission Strategy is an exciting and important moment for the Commonwealth Sports Movement,” Martin said.
“The work here will help ensure that athletes who participate in the Commonwealth Games have the best possible journey to the Games and an unforgettable experience that will stay with them forever while inspiring others.
“For many Commonwealth athletes, the Games are the absolute pinnacle of competition and that is why having a strong link between athletes and the CGF through the Commission is so important. The Strategy outlines how the Commission will help us grow as an athlete-centred, sports-focused movement that is fully aligned to our values of Humanity, Equality and Destiny.”
To view the new CGF Athletes Advisory Commission Strategy click here.