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Announcement of the passing of Anthony Hughes MBE

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03/01/2023 00:00, In Blog /

Disability Sport Wales CEO, Fiona Reid shared:

It is with the greatest sadness that we share the news of the unexpected passing of Anthony Hughes MBE on the 30th December 2022.


He was a loving father and brother; our Performance Manager, friend, colleague, athlete, coach, and an absolute advocate, champion and ambassador for disability sport in Wales and across the world.  His reach and impact was unsurpassed.


His determination to ensure everyone achieved their potential through opportunity and equity was unparalleled, and made a difference to so many hundreds and thousands of lives.


There are no words to express the loss, sadness and disbelief this news brings. Ant will be missed always, but we will continue to fight for the legacy he so believed in - a Wales where sport has equity at its heart and everyone has the right to achieve their potential.


Ant taught us all so many lessons, inspired us, and gave us so much knowledge through his story telling, and we will honour him in the days and weeks to come with stories about his life, his impact and his legacy. 


Our thoughts are with his family at this hugely difficult time.

Welsh Athleics CEO, James Williams said: 

Our thoughts are with Anthony’s friends, family and colleagues from Disability Sport Wales at this very sad time. Anthony’s contribution to Welsh Sport has been immense, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The athletics community has lost a passionate coach, leader and innovator.