Eight Pembrokeshire sports people named in Wales’ Commonwealth Games team

Mickey McdonaghDavid OmoregieTeam Wales have confirmed 93 more athletes for the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast and eight of them have Pembrokeshire sporting connections, plus weightlifting manager Simon Roach of the SAW Gymnasium:
The competitors have been announced in 11 sports, including five para categories, for aquatics, athletics, boxing, cycling, lawn bowls, shooting, squash, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and powerlifting, and wrestling.

Three athletes Caryl Jonesinvolved

 Ben Llewellin
In the athletics, former STP pupil and Pembrokeshire Harrier David Omoregie will run in thr 110 metre hurdles, following his appearance in in the IAAF World Championships in London last year – and he will be joined by another ex-STP student, but still a current Harrier, Heather Lewis (24), who will compete in the walk events. Heather,from Clerkenhill Farm, has excelled in the discipline for over a decade, and the former British champion is no stranger to international events.

Also in the athletics squad is former Welsh female athlete of the year Caryl Jones, of Tavernspite, who was 10th in the World Half Marathon Championships in 2012, and has recovered from injury problems to be selected for the marathon.

Back in October, Jones staked her claim to be picked by running the third fastest time ever recorded by a Welsh woman over 26.2 miles - 2:34.16 in Amsterdam.
Heather Lewis

Boxing and Shooting also feature for Pembrokeshire . . .

In boxing, 21-year-old Mickey Mcdonagh (Pembroke Dock) has rounded off a fantastic few months with selection at lightweight after winning titles in Bosnia and Finland, having spent a successful decade training under Graham Brockway at Merlins Bridge Boxing Club.
In shooting, Rudbaxton's Ben Llewellin is named and he has the credentials to perform at the Gold Coast, as in late 2017 he won silver at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Final that took place in Brisbane. That competition took place at the same venue that will be used in April.

Simon Roach. . . And so do para bowls and wrestling!

In the para-bowls, Raymond Lillycrop of Milford Haven and Jonathan Hubbard of Tenby will join Pauline Wilson (Builth Wells) in the open triples (B6/B7/B8), the Pembrokeshire pairing having already learnt of their selection in late 2017.
Rhodri WestIn the weightlifting and powerlifting squad, managed by SAW director Simon Roach, is former Whitland rugby player Rhodri West.
The games run from April 4th to the 15th, and Team Wales selection for the remaining sports will be confirmed in due course. 

Raymond Lillycrop and Jonathan Hubbard