Nominate a local hero to be a batonbearer for 2022 Commonwealth Games

This year Birmingham is hosting the Commonwealth Games 2022 where up to 6,600 sports men and women from across 72 nations and territories are expected to compete. The Games bring nations together in a colourful celebration of sport and human performance.

Nominations are now open for people who would like to apply to be a Batonbearer for the Queen’s Baton Relay in England.

The baton relay will travel to every region in England before arriving at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on 28 July. Nominations are open until 14 February.

Community heroes

The criteria for a Batonbearer are someone who meets one or more of the following:

  • Is always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story
  • Has made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity
  • Is a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best
  • Has taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community

Alan Robins, the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, said: "Being a batonbearer is an opportunity to get involved in a festival of sport that is renowned for inspiring athletes to compete in the spirit of friendship and fair play"

“We have many inspiring people in our city who contribute positively to our communities and would thoroughly deserve to represent Brighton & Hove in this way."

History of the Commonwealth Games

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 will deliver the largest fully integrated para-sport programme for any Commonwealth Games and, for the first time in global multi-sport event history, more medals will be awarded to women than men.

The Birmingham event is also aiming to deliver the first carbon-neutral Games.

More about the Queen’s baton relay nominations

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