“An honour that’s difficult to articulate”
Great Britain’s 2013 ITU World Champion, Non Stanford, received a huge boost ahead of today’s ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, with the announcement – quite appropriately, on St. David’s Day – that she would be the Team Captain for Team Wales at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
“I got the call while preparing to travel to Dubai and I was in shock! Team Captain is a big role and I’m very grateful to be given the title for Team Wales heading to the Gold Coast next month.”
🎥 NEWYDDION CYFFROUS 🎥🤗
Mae bleser gennym cyhoeddi bydd @NonStanford yn arwain Tîm Cymru i’r Arfordir Aur ☀️ fel captên ⭐️
We’re thrilled to let you know that @NonStanford will be leading us out to Gold Coast ☀️ as our team captain ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/QLOcfZXeZM
— Tîm Cymru 🏴 Team Wales (@TeamWales) March 1, 2018
Nicola Phillips, Team Wales Chef de Mission said:
“The team captain is selected for their individual leadership attributes and their ability to inspire our athletes by their attitude and behaviour in the competition arena and outside. They are typically someone who has experienced a major games and understands the added pressures of this environment and instils respect and belief amongst their team mates.
We are extremely pleased that Non has agreed to take on this important role in our team. She will be able to lead by example, having already shown so much resilience to overcome previous injury to get to Gold Coast Games, as well as such a positive attitude that will increase confidence in athletes attending their first games through believing in themselves and the power of a tight team supporting them.”
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Huge congratulations to Non from all at TRI247.com.