Around 250 athletes are expected to represent New Zealand at Gold Coast 2018, making it our largest ever Commonwealth Games team.
New Zealand athletes are aiming to compete in 18 sports (including 7 para disciplines) with selection to take place from November 2017 – March 2018.
For the first-time women’s rugby sevens will be on the programme as well as beach volleyball and basketball is back on the programme after a 12 year hiatus.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacle the Gold Coast has ever seen.
The games will be contested between April 4th – 15th 2018, with more than 6,600 athletes and team officials to take part. The athletes will come from 70 nations and territories to contest the 275 medal events. In a Commonwealth Games first there will be an equal number of men’s and women’s medal events.
15,000 volunteers will help to run the games which will reach a global audience of 1.5 billion.
New Zealand’s previous largest Commonwealth Games team was 249 at Melbourne 2006. At the last edition of the games, Glasgow 2014, New Zealand was represented by 239 athletes.
Above: A campaign image for the New Zealand TeamGold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games