From Tuesday 26th of January until Sunday 31st January The Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar will be hosting the Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board, The Board which was elected into office in September 2015 have chosen to hold their inaugural meeting in Gibraltar.
The meeting will bring together senior officials including Regional Vice Presidents from across the Commonwealth with additional participants visiting for relating committees such as the Sports and Developments committees.
The Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar will support the ground arrangements and in turn will work together with the CGF on an extra-curricular programme of events to engage at the highest level with our national and civic political and sporting stakeholders in order to support our advocacy, influence and continue to strengthen the links between Gibraltar and the Commonwealth Sports Movement.
A series of events have been organised which include a meeting between the CGF Board and the Gibraltar Commonwealth Games Association Executives, plus Gibraltar Government Ministers and officials.
The Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar have thirteen different sports associations affiliated to it which can all benefit from the contribution afforded by the Commonwealth Games Federation. This includes, from training facilities in the run up to each Games to cash incentives for athletes preparation for participation in the Games.
CGF President Louis Martin CBE will chair this assembly and has said of the importance to the local association” The Commonwealth Games Federation wish to acknowledge your commitment to Commonwealth sport and to help meet your strategic objectives”
All six regions of the Commonwealth will be represented, Mrs Martin (Scotland) will be joined by Vice Presidents Bruce Robertson (Canada), Gideon Sam (South Africa) and Kereyn Smith (New Zealand) as well as the Gold Coast 2018 representative, the Hon Medical Advisor, the Legal Advisor the Chief Executive Officer and six Region Vice Presidents representing Africa, Americas, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and Oceania, Five members of the Management Team and eight Sports Committee members.
Mr Mark Peters (C.E.O. GOLDOC) Australia will also be attending together with three presenters from the LAGARDERE Group, in total a party of thirty-two some of which will be accompanied by their spouses.
His Worship the Mayor will be hosting the official welcome reception with both the Minister for Tourism and the Minister for Sports hosting Dinners on separate nights.