| |

Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 opening

Brooke Yon and William Caswell led team St Helena into the opening ceremony of the 7th Commonwealth Youth Games at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, in Port of Spain, in Trinidad last night where team St Helena joined nations and territories from across the Commonwealth.

Team St Helena competitors Brooke Yon, William Caswell, Poppy Davis Coyle, Stefan Thomas, (Swimmers) Blaze Baldwin (Athletics) Anne Dillon, Simon Henry, and Christine Caswell (team officials) paraded around in the energetic atmosphere noise filled stadium at the spectacular opening event where the host nation showed off their well-choreographed display whilst engaging commonwealth culture values in sport and young people.
Keen viewers watch on as it happened and commented via the Commonwealths Youtube Channel live stream from the comfort of their homes around the world.

Before the opening ceremony, the team have been training at the venues where the competition will take place.
The swimmers are enjoying the world-class facilities, adapting to the 50-meter pool which is slightly upmarket from St Helena’s pool, whilst Blaze is enjoying training at the track, Blaze also had the opportunity to use the ice bath to help release his leg muscles yesterday as he continues to prep for the competition.
The team also met up with the team from the Falkland Islands and it is thought there is a competitor from Turks and Caicos who has St Helena roots
Team St Helena will dive into the games with the swimming competition starting on Sunday the 6th of August.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *