Rwanda have been announced as the hosts for next year’s Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly and Strategic Forum, marking ten-years as a Commonwealth nation,

Taking place in the capital city of Kigali from 4-8 September 2019, the assembly will bring together sports leaders from all 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth before Rwanda hosts the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2020.

It will be the second General Assembly to be held on the African continent this decade, after Uganda hosted the meeting in 2012.

Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin CBE said: “Rwanda’s membership of the Commonwealth is unique and we welcome this opportunity to celebrate and engage with the youngest member of our sporting family. They submitted an ambitious, strategic hosting proposal – and see the General Assembly as an important stepping stone for CHOGM 2020.    “Rwanda is an inspiring country with passionate, proactive sports leadership – and we all look forward to ensuring a socially impactful legacy for Rwanda and the host CGA around the shared values and ambitions of Commonwealth Sport.”

Since joining the list of Commonwealth nations in 2009, Rwanda made their Commonwealth Games debut at Delhi in 2010 and won their first games medal at the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games, winning bronze in women’s beach volleyball.