Chelsea Edghill elected to Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Advisory Commission

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The Commonwealth Games Federation Athletes’ Advisory Commission elections took place in May, and for the first time, athletes from across the Commonwealth elected the new members.

This is an important and positive step, consistent with the CGF’s strategy to place Athletes at the heart of Commonwealth Sport.

The six Regional Representatives and one Para Representative were elected by each Commonwealth Games Association’s (CGAs) Athlete Representative Body (ARB) who voted for their Regional Representative and elected a Para Representative.

The Athletes’ Advisory Commission (AAC) is chaired by Brendan Williams who will be joined by the following Athlete representatives: Para Representative: Matt Levy – Australia (Swimming); Africa Representative: Moroke Mokhotho – Lesotho (Boxing); Asia Representative: Terry Tay – Singapore (Gymnastics); Caribbean Representative: Makeba Alcide – St Lucia (Athletics); Europe Representative: Suzy Drane – Wales (Netball); Oceania Representative: Julia Ratcliffe – New Zealand (Athletics) and Americas Representative: Chelsea Edghill – Guyana (Table Tennis)

Chelsea Edghill is a Guyana Table Tennis athlete who participated in both the 2014 and 2022 Commonwealth Games.

She was also the first player from Guyana to complete at the Olympic Games in Table Tennis and carried the national flag at the opening ceremony.

She graduated in 2019 from Lindenwood University in St Charles Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and has since acquired a Post Graduate Certificate in International Sports Management.

Chelsea is passionate about positive change within the sporting community. She continuously pushes boundaries and seeks to inspire her fellow athletes through her achievements.

She currently serves as the Chair of the Guyana Athletes Commission, representing the interests of athletes at the national level, ensuring their voices are heard and their concerns addressed.

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