Mistar Urdd is the official mascot for Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games next year
The team who will represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games next year in Birmingham have revealed their new mascot.
Mistar Urdd joins Team Wales on the road to Birmingham as their official mascot. The announcement was made during the Eisteddfod T this week. The Urdd became the official charity partner of Team Wales back in May 2019, helping to inspire children across Wales to try different sports and to take part in physical activity.
Commonwealth Games Wales is responsible for selecting, preparing and leading Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Mistar Urdd becoming the official mascot for Team Wales is part of the ongoing partnership between the Urdd and Commonwealth Games Wales to reach all children across Wales to inspire them with sport.
As well as celebrating the Commonwealth Games in 2022, the year will coincide with the Urdd’s centenary year and the partnership will form part of the organisation’s celebrations for its 55,000 members across Wales and worldwide.
Commonwealth Games Wales also run a schools engagement project with the aim of inspiring youngsters across Wales to demonstrate the importance of inclusivity and how sport can be a life changing activity.
Chris Jenkins, CEO of Commonwealth Games Wales said:
“Since the Urdd became our charity partner in 2019, the level of support and engagement within the partnership has been outstanding. The Urdd offers the young people of Wales diverse cultural and sporting opportunities. Focussing on sport, today’s youth will provide the next generation of Team Wales athletes. Mistar Urdd as the first official mascot for Team Wales is another great addition to our expanding team.”
Sian Lewis, CEO of the Urdd said:
“It’s really important for the Urdd to have partners like Team Wales because together, there’s no better way to reach and inspire young people in every corner of Wales.
It’s great to see Mister Urdd in his Team Wales kit visiting Urdd clubs and seen nationally for the first time a part of Eisteddfod T. I’m confident Mistar Urdd and our collaboration with Team Wales will inspire children and young people across Wales to enjoy sport and to follow the journey of Team Wales as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games next year.”