Glasgow 2014: Wales judo coach Craig Ewers to compete at Games

Natalie Powell (white) of Great Britain and Kerstin Thiele of Germany compete clash at the the 2013 Judo Grand Slam in Tokyo

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Dates:
23 July - 3 August
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Live on BBC TV, HD, BBC Radio 5 live, Red Button, Connected TVs, online, tablets and mobiles

National coach Craig Ewers is to compete in judo for Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Darren Warren will cover for Ewers away from the dojo when he challenges in the 81kg class.

Ewers competed at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games for Wales - the last time the sport was included.

Wales also include International Judo Federation 78kg number 13 ranked Natalie Powell among 10 judoka, along with her 57kg sister Kirsty.

Only Ewers has previously been involved in a Commonwealth Games.

He said: "It's fantastic to see judo back on the schedule. It's been 12 years and the sport has developed a lot in that time.

"We have selected a really strong squad to represent Wales in Glasgow and we're all going out there to compete to the best of our abilities and to hopefully bring medals back with us."

Commonwealth Games Council for Wales chief executive Chris Jenkins said: "For nine members of the team it will be their first major multi-sport competition and it will be a great experience for them all."

Wales Judo team

Kyle Davies, under 66kgs

Jamie MacDonald, under 66kgs

Curtis Dodge, under 73kgs

Connor Ireland, under 73kgs

Craig Ewers, under 81kgs

Ruslan Rancev, under 100kgs

Mark Shaw, over 100kgs

Jade Lewis, under 52kgs

Kirsty Powell, under 57kgs

Natalie Powell, under 78kgs

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