Tanni Grey-Thompson backs Welsh Commonwealth Games bid | Leisure Opportunities
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Active Lifestyle Centres
Competitive
South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Finesse Leisure Partnership
£18,571.00
Hatfield, United Kingdom
John Nike Leisuresport Ltd
Up to £35,000 pa
Plymouth, United Kingdom
star job
Successful UK-wide leisure business
Up to £40,000 (OTE £60,000) plus lots of great benefits
South West, United Kingdom
The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
£21,447 pa
Borehamwood, United Kingdom

Tanni Grey-Thompson backs Welsh Commonwealth Games bid

Job opportunities
Finesse Corporate
Days £15 hour / Nights £20 hour
location: Watford, United Kingdom
De Montfort University
£26,495 - £32,548 per annum
location: Leicester, United Kingdom
ACS International Schools
Competitive
location: Cobham, United Kingdom
more jobs

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has thrown her weight behind a Welsh bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

The Paralympic gold medallist – who was born in the Welsh capital Cardiff – said the country had to be a “bit brave and a bit bold and go for it”, and should use its successful hosting of Saturday’s (26 March) World Half Marathon as the catalyst for the bid.

“A lot of the venues are already here in the south Wales area and we do know it brings in money, it brings in people, it brings in tourism,” she told the BBC, adding that there would need to be significant financial backing for the bid.

Wales’ former Olympic 400m runner Jamie Baulch said that the World Half Marathon was “an amazing event”, adding: “I think it’s just looking on course to get us the Commonwealth Games in 10 years’ time”.

Plaid Cymru has confirmed it will launch a bid for the Games, as well as part of the Tour de France, if it wins election to lead the Welsh Assembly in May.

In addition, former Conservative secretary of state for Wales Stephen Crabb – who is now Work and Pensions secretary – said the opportunity to host events like the Commonwealth Games in Wales should “know no bounds”.

“Not only can they pump millions of pounds into our economy and create thousands of jobs, but they can leave a lasting legacy and inspire youngsters from every corner of Wales to get hooked on sport,” he added.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has thrown her weight behind a Welsh bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
SAR
The Paralympic gold medallist said Wales had to be 'a bit brave and a bit bold'
employer of choice
John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.