Get Involved - Birmingham 2022

This summer there are lots of ways you, your friends and family can get involved and be inspired by Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. Here's a few ideas to get you started.

ATTEND THE GAMES

There is no better way to enjoy the Birmingham 2022 Games than be there live in the action watching the athletes compete! For full details on Birminham 2022, the schedule and how to purchase tickets, click here.

But don't worry if you can't make it to Birmigham this summer we have lots of other ways you can get involved and be inspired.


QUEENS BATON RELAY

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games this July, the Queen’s Baton Relay will travel through Wales before heading into England and finally up to Birmingham for the Opening Ceremony on July 28th at the Alexander Stadium.

The Wales leg will begin in Anglesey on June 29th after coming in from Northern Ireland, and will travel through Wales for five days, visiting towns, villages, and key landmarks across North, West and South Wales.

The Queen’s Baton Relay was launched on October 7th last year by The Queen, in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Baton is visiting all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth for 294 days, covering 140,000 kilometres.

The Relay first took place in 1958 at the Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, and this year’s Relay will mark its 16th year. The Queen’s Baton Relay is a tradition that celebrates, connects, and excites communities from across the Commonwealth in the build up to the Games.

As the Queen’s Baton Relay makes it way through Wales, it offers a great opportunity to join the relay and celebrate as it passes a location near you. You can find the full route here as well as educational resources to inspire the younger generation.


STARTING BLOCS

Starting Blocs is a fun, exciting program to introduce children aged 4 - 9 to the sport of athletics and get them excited ahead of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Children will learn the key movement skills needed for a life in sport, in a safe and positive environment, through games that are designed to teach children the foundations of running, jumping, and throwing.

Click here for a list of activties currently happening accross Wales.


SUMMER CAMPS

Over the summer holidays, Starting Blocs (powered by Welsh Athletics) will be working with local athletics clubs to deliver athletics camps to children across Wales for children aged 5 - 12. The Starting Blocs athletics camp will cover all the various disciplines of athletics, introducing children to the sport in a fun and engaging way. Delivered by our expert coaches, many of whom coach at their local club, children will have a great experience learning new skills to support them in athletics.

Details on upcoming Summer Camps will be available here.


More fun ways of how you can get involved inpsired by Birmingham 2022 coming soon.