Anguilla is an external territory of the United Kingdom, and therefore is not eligible to independently compete at the Olympic Games. The Commonwealth Games therefore, provides Anguilla's athletes with a valuable opportunity to compete in a major international multi-sport event.
- In 1978 at team from St Kitts (Christopher) and Nevis and Anguilla competed at the Commonwealth Games.
- Anguilla attended its first Games in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, competing in the athletics, and have competed in all Games since.
- A delegation of five athletes in track and field took part in Manchester and the team was lead by famous cricketer, Cardigan Conner.
- They have yet to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.