From 28th July to 8th August 2022 Birmingham is hosting the Commonwealth Games, the third time in England’s history! The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event which will bring together over 5,000 athletes from 72 countries to take part in 283 events of 20 sports.
Check out the link below for the Commonwealth Games website where you can learn more about what is going on, buy tickets for events, and celebrate the amazing things that are happening around the games as well.
If you live locally to the West Midlands, you can also follow the Community Projects link to find out all about the fantastic community projects that are taking place in and around the region over the next few months as part of the United by 2022 programme – you might even find something that inspires you to start a new DofE Skill or Volunteering activity!
Birmingham Commonwealth games Community Projects Press Release
If you don’t live in the area, you might be wondering how you can get involved if you live further afield. There are still ways you can interact with the Commonwealth Games by showing your support, learning more about the commonwealth countries or by getting involved in sports in your local area.
We have created some Commonwealth themed programme plan resources that you can choose to use or adapt for your Physical, Volunteering or Skill DofE sections. The great thing is that these can be done from anywhere in the country and at any time! We’ve also supplied links below to the different sports’ club finders if you want to see how to get started locally to you.
We are also excited to share that the DofE Central Team has made some great partnerships and we are looking forward to continuing those projects as part of the Commonwealth Games legacy. We are working closely with Gen 22, British Triathlon, and Boxing Futures to support their young people to access DofE programmes which link to Commonwealth Games sports and opportunities.