CGF Regional Meeting in Brisbane
Commonwealth Sport held the second of its four regional meetings on the weekend of 22 and 23 April, in Brisbane, Australia.
Dame Louise Martin, President of the CGF, led the meeting, which focused on planning and development, while workshops and extensive discussions were held around the forthcoming Strategic Plan.
Delegates from 21 nations and territories from the Oceania and Asian regions took part in the meeting, with Regional Vice-Presidents Christopher Chan (Asia) and Hugh Graham (Oceania) also supporting its delivery.
Future events were also high on the agenda, with the next Commonwealth Games to be held in Victoria, Australia in 2026. Jeroen Weimar, the CEO of Victoria 2026,
attended the meetings to provide an update on progress, while the Organising Committee for the Trinbago 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games presented virtually.
Katie Sadleir, CEO of the CGF, said: “It was wonderful to see so many CGA representatives from both regions in Brisbane this weekend, for what was a highly productive and positive two days.
“All the delegates showed incredible enthusiasm, contributing with passion and vigour to discussions on the future direction of the Commonwealth Sport movement. Being in Australia also allowed us to turn our minds towards the Victoria 2026 games, which are now less than three years away.
“Gathering feedback on our work as an organisation and engaging in dialogue with our CGAs to gain further understanding of their successes and challenges is what makes these meetings so fundamental, and I couldn’t be happier with how things have gone.”
The meeting was the second of four taking place this year. Last week the CGF team travelled to meet members of African CGAs in Livingstone, Zambia, and they next head to Trinidad and Tobago to meet delegates from the Americas and Caribbean.
A final regional meeting for CGAs in Europe will take place in London on 5 and 6 June.