Denbighshire Leisure Ltd have provided uniforms for Aelwyd Dyffryn Clwyd choir, to recognise their achievement in being selected to sing as the official choir for Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The choir performed during a ceremony for the Welsh athletes at Edgbaston, officially welcoming them to the Games on Wednesday 27 July ahead of the first sporting competitions on Friday 29 July.  

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “We are very proud to have provided local Denbighshire choir Aelwyd Dyffryn Clwyd with new uniforms for their special occasion, at the Commonwealth Games.  This is a huge achievement for them, being selected to represent Wales. We’re particularly thrilled that our Welsh PR and Marketing Officer Leah, who is a member of the choir, had this amazing opportunity, and we’re looking forward to her sharing her experiences with us of the choir’s trip down to Birmingham. Congratulations Leah and fellow choir members!”

The sporting competitions officially begin on Friday 29 July and end on Monday 8 August. The Games will see more than 5,000 athletes, representing 72 nations and territories in 19 sports and 280 medal events.

With the event taking place every four years, this will be the biggest sports event held in the UK since the 2012 Olympics. This year’s sports competition programme at Birmingham is the biggest in Commonwealth Games history, and more medals will be awarded to women than men for the first time ever at a major multi-sport event.

Aelwyd Dyffryn Clwyd choir won their opportunity by coming first in the small choir under 40 members competition at the Urdd Eistedfodd in Denbigh back in May.

Ysgol y Llys Headmaster, Dyfan Mael Phillips, wrote an exclusive poem for the choir for their trip down to Birmingham:

“Dros ein gwlad, mae’r gamp yn freuddwyd,

A nodau’r alaw gan ein Haelwyd”.

Pictured, Aelwyd Dyffryn Clwyd at Denbighshire Leisure Ltd HQ wearing their new branded polo shirts sponsored by Denbighshire Leisure Ltd.

See also, a clip of Aelwyd Dyffryn Clwyd rehearsing at the Commonwealth games