Wales’ first ever Female Coach at the Commonwealth Games

Wales’ first ever Female Coach at the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games in April 2018, was the most successful Commonwealth Games for Wales so far, and Weightlifting Wales sent their biggest team in history, bringing home two medals and fantastic performances from the team.

Weightlifting Wales would like to congratulate Ania Negele (pictured right), for being the first ever Welsh female coach to attend a Commonwealth Games for Weightlifting. Ania was part of a very successful coaching team which included Ray Williams, Simon Roach and Neil Taylor. The team worked extremely hard throughout the Games to support the lifters in and out of competition.

Performance Manager and coach Simon Roach says: “I am delighted with Ania’s progress as a coach and as a Regional Development Officer. She has developed the sport greatly in the Swansea area and immersed her self in continuous professional development. Ania’s progress as a member of staff and coach for Weightlifting Wales has been a product of her hard work and commitment to the sport; Ania has been supported by the coach development structure in place within the National Governing body. She is an excellent addition to the coaching team”.

Congratulations again to Ania!