POWYS representation at this summer’s Commonwealth Games were greatly enhanced this week.

Newtown-based marathon runner Andrew Davies celebrated his place in the Welsh contingent bound for Australia’s Gold Coast following the announcement of the latest squad by Sport Wales.

Davies is joined in the 124 strong squad by Berriew bowler Caroline Taylor and Radnorshire bowlers Jess Sims, Pauline Wilson and Emma Woodcock.

Newbridge’s Morgan Jones completes Powys’ elite in the para 100m.

Newtown-based college tutor Davies will be competing in his second Commonwealth Games having first represented his country in Glasgow 2014 before winning a Great Britain vest in the 2017 World Championships.

Jones makes his Commonwealth Games debut having emerged through the Christian Malcolm training stable in South Wales to end third in in the 200m at the IPC Grand Prix in Dubai last year.

Jones will be representing Wales in the T47 100m in Australia.

Powys’ bowling stars include Llandrindod Wells Sims who will compete in the pairs and the fours in her Commonwealth Games debut.

Sims and pairs partner Laura Daniels head to Australia as the 2016 world champions while Sims returns to the site where she won a World Junior Championships bronze singles medal in 2014.

Berriew based Taylor heads to Australia looking to add Commonwealth triples and fours gold to her treasure trove of international honours.

The double World Championship medalist won a pairs silver in 2004 and triples bronze in 2012.

Builth Wells para bowler Wilson returns to the Gold Coast where she won bronze in a multi nations event last year.

Meanwhile Woodcock is a product of the successful Presteigne Bowls Club which produced former international Rob Weale.

The 2016 Welsh singles champion, now based in Penarth, will represent Wales in the singles and pairs having won a silver in the World Championship triples two years ago.

The Welsh women’s bowling team will be coached by four times Commonwealth Games veteran Kathy Pearce of Berriew and managed by Berriew's Hazel Wilson.

Wilson said: "I am absolutely delighted with the selection of the bowlers for the Commonwealth Games.

"It is a fantastic achievement and opportunity and we are all looking forward to going to Gold Coast in April.

"For those of us who had the honour of carrying the Queens Baton back in September it is great that we can let all the children we met know that we are actually going to the Games and hopefully we can count on their support."