Chris Jenkins, Commonwealth Games Wales Chief Executive, made the following statement:
“We’re extremely proud to announce this route today. Team Wales brings together all those competing or supporting our athletes to perform to their absolute best at the Commonwealth Games. This inclusive Relay will give everyone that can’t make it to the Gold Coast a chance to be involved in an unforgettable experience.
“As the Baton travels through Wales, our aim is to celebrate our rich and diverse heritage, culture, language and landscape on an International stage. The first day of the Welsh route will see the Baton setting off from Swansea, travelling to our sponsor CGI’s offices in Bridgend and on to Barry Island and Butetown in Cardiff.
“Day 2 takes us from Newport to Monmouth School, The Royal Mint in Llantrisant and ending up in Pontypridd. We head north for the third day, from Brecon to Rhayader, stopping at Llanidloes High School and Primary School and Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd in Newtown before heading through Welshpool and Theatr Clwyd in Mold.
“Finally, we head west and celebrate more of the beauty, culture and adventure we have to offer here in Wales: from Zip World in Blaenau Ffestiniog we then visit Yr Ysgwrn, Hedd Wyn’s childhood home in Trawsfynydd, before travelling through Dolgellau, Portmeirion and Porthmadog to the Baton’s final Welsh destination of Pwllheli.”
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