Team England announce Jade Jones as closing ceremony flagbearer

Team England have named para-athlete and para-triathlete Jade Jones as their closing ceremony flagbearer for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Jones, 22 from Middlesbrough, completed a stunning achievement this morning, winning medals in two separate sports. She claimed bronze in…

Team England – Day 6 quotes

Day 6 quotes from this morning and afternoon Natalie Blake, from Manchester, finished sixth in the women’s lightweight para-powerlifting final, and announced her retirement after the event. She said: “I had some problems with my arms, so we had to…

Team England – Day 5 Quotes

Day 5 quotes from this morning and afternoon After another successful display in the gymnastics, London-born Courtney Tulloch clinched silver with Dom Cunningham, from Birmingham following up with a bronze in the men’s vault. They said: Tulloch: “I’m really happy, I…

Team England – Day 4 quotes

– Day 4 quotes from this morning and afternoon After a 2-2 draw against Pakistan in the men’s hockey pool B, Team England’s Chris Griffiths (Maidenhead) said “We knew it was going to be a tough game, we don’t expect…

Team England – Day 3 quotes

Despite a shaky first set, Bournemouth’s Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf were able to hold on and dispatch of their Cyprus counterparts with a comfortable second set for a 2-0 victory. The pair said: Chris said: “I think defensively the dynamic…

Team England Day 2 – Quotes from overnight

Ben Lane, from Kingston Upon Thames, said after England’s first mixed team event win in the Badminton against South Africa, said:  “We’re happy that we’ve got out there and got a win and then been able to practice on the…

Team England – Day 1 Quotes from Overnight

Jess Learmonth, from Leeds, who won silver in the women’s triathlon said:  “I’m delighted. I tried to enjoy it as much as I can. It wasn’t that enjoyable on the last lap of the run, with them just behind me,…

Team England names Men’s Rugby Sevens side named for Commonwealth Games

Team England has announced its men’s rugby sevens squad that will represent Team and Country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia. The squad consists of 12 players, as well as one travelling reserve. England’s men…

Team England name Alistair Brownlee as flagbearer

Team England have named triathlete Alistair Brownlee as their flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Leeds born and bred, Brownlee comes into the 2018 Commonwealth Games as defending champion in both the individual and…

Team England names Women’s Rugby Sevens side ahead of historic Commonwealth Games for the sport

Team England has announced its women’s Rugby squad that will represent Team and Country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia. The squad consists of 12 players, as well as one travelling reserve, including Abbie Brown…