The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham from 28th July to 8th August 2022.

This international multi-sport event is for members of the Commonwealth, and we are very lucky that it is taking place so close to home. This academic year Energize has been awarded additional funding to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games legacy work. Our main aim is to help engage children across the County and inspire them with the sports and achievements of this fantastic event. 

What this means for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

School Games Organisers will be running local opportunities for children that will be linked to the Commonwealth Games and encouraging schools to support the legacy of the games. As an Active Partnership, we will be offering a mixture of competitive and non-competitive events as well as providing schools with information on how to ensure the sports, achievements and values of the Games live on after 2022.

In addition, we have been working with 6 Primary and 4 Secondary Schools to help us with the planning of our Commonwealth Games celebration events.

Click here for more details about the conversations we have been having with pupils from across the County.

What will we be offering?

Children at event at sports hall

Commonwealth Games Assembly - If you're looking for ways to get your pupils excited about the build up to Birmingham 2022, you can now access the School Games Active Assembly. Lasting 60 minutes, it formally launches the School Games' work to support the Commonwealth Games and features a host of guest speakers with a fun interactive session for pupils. Click here for the link to the assembly.

 

Commonwealth Games Virtual Calendar – From February 28th we will be offering all Primary Schools across the County a virtual sporting calendar. This will include different activities to be completed by the schools, with a new sporting challenge released every half-term linked to the Commonwealth Games. We will have prizes up for grabs as well as a few surprises for the schools which sign up. Click here for all the information on how to get your School involved.

 

Commonwealth Games Sports Club Matrix – To help continue the legacy of the Birmingham 2022 Games,we are designing a sports club matrix that will detail all extra-curricular clubs across the County linked to each Commonwealth Games sport. This matrix will be sent to schools that get involved with our virtual offer as well as being available at events across the year.

 

Commonwealth Games Celebration Event – On the 12th July 2022 we will be running an event to celebrate the Commonwealth Games for chosen Primary Schools across the County. The event will involve aspects of competition, try-it activities, personal best arenas, ambassadors across the County, opening and closing ceremonies and much more! Details on this event will follow shortly.

 

Bring the Power logo

Good Luck Challenge – Bring the Power, the Commonwealth Games Youth Programme, is inviting children to support the Commonwealth athletes by sending in good luck letters.  The letters will be placed in the athlete welcome packs when they arrive at the Games. Prizes include tickets to the opening ceremony dress rehearsal, an athlete visit and exclusive posters.  Deadline for entries is 13th May - visit the Bring the Power website for more details or to enter.

For more information please contact Jake Jones