FAQs - We Are England


Some frequently asked questions answered:

Who are Commonwealth Games England?

Commonwealth Games England is the organisation responsible for preparing and delivering the England Team at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games.

What are Commonwealth Games England's core purposes?

Our core purposes are to lead and manage the participation of the England Team at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games; to help in delivering excellent performance environments; to represent England effectively within the CGF, and to raise the profile and reinforce the value, reputation and future of what we believe is a great sporting event.

Who governs Commonwealth Games England?

Commonwealth Games England is governed by a Board of Non-executive Directors. Read more about the Board here.

How many Games have Commonwealth Games England sent Team England to?

The Commonwealth Games Council for England/Commonwealth Games England have sent an England team to every Commonwealth (twenty) and Commonwealth Youth Games (four).

What sports are there at the Commonwealth Games?

The Commonwealth Games' Sports Programme is different at each Games. Find out what's on at the next Games here.

How is Commonwealth Games England funded?

Commonwealth Games England is part funded by our Funding Partner Sport England and a commercial programme of partners and sponsors. Read more about our sponsors here.

Where are Commonwealth Games England based?

Commonwealth Games England are based in London, England. Find out more here.

Are there any job opportunities/can I do work experience at Commonwealth Games England?

Any vacancies, voluntary or work experience roles will be advertised on our vacancies page. Click here to see if we're hiring.

Can I buy Team England kit or merchandise?

Team England merchandise and replica kit is produced in limited amounts prior to each Games. More information on the 2018 kit partner and merchandise will be released in the run up to the next Games. 

Who picks Team England?

Athletes are selected by their National Governing Body (NGB) in line with the NGB selection policy to represent their sport. The NGB then nominates these athletes in line with their policy to the CGE. The CGE then selects the athletes to represent Team England based on these nominations.

Do Commonwealth Games England have an anti-doping policy?

Commonwealth Games England has introduced its first mandatory anti-doping policy in a partnership with UK Anti-Doping. Find out more here.

I have a question regarding eligibility for Team England. Who should I contact?

Eligibility enquiries regarding nationality should be addressed to the Commonwealth Games Federation. Selection enquiries should be addressed to the relevant sport's National Governing Body. Commonwealth Games England are unable to provide details on how to represent Team England at the Commonwealth Games.

Who is Team England's most decorated athlete?

Pistol shooter Michael 'Mick' Gault is England's most decorated athlete with nine gold, four silver and five bronze medals, won across five Commonwealth Games between 1994 and 2014.

I would like to get in touch with CGE / Team England how do I do that?

Email us at info@weareengland.org and we will respond where possible. Unfortunately due to the large volume of correspondence we receive we cannot respond to every query.

If you have any further questions, please email the Commonwealth Games England team at info@weareengland.org.