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.

What will we be offering?


Commonwealth Games Virtual Calendar
– From January 2022 we will be offering all Secondary 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. Further details on how to get your School involved will be shared here in the New Year.

 


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
– During the beginning of Summer 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 early next Spring.

  

 

 

County Youth Forum – During this academic year, we will be creating a Youth Forum across Secondary Schools in the County to gain insight and ideas from pupils which can help with the designing and planning of the Commonwealth Games Celebration Event. We will also look to share these ideas with an Events Academy to help with the delivery of activities linked to the Commonwealth Games. More information around the County Youth Forum will be shared early in the New Year.

 

 

For more information please contact Jake Jones