We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that our very own Founder and Chairman Andy Reid MBE has been chosen to be a Baton Bearer for the North West region in the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay. This will take place on the 17th July, ahead of the launch of the Commonwealth Games this summer.
Baton bearers have been selected in all nine regions of England. It’s part of the build-up to the Games which start on the 28 July in Birmingham. The baton will first arrive in London on 2 June for a four-day celebration before resuming the epic journey around England.
How were the Batonbearers chosen?
8,000 nominations were submitted during public nomination campaign in January 2022.
The nominees had to hit certain criteria, including that they:
- Are always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story
- Have made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity
- Are a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best
- Have taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community
Since October 2021, the Baton has been travelling across the entire Commonwealth, travelling through Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas, where over 7,500 Batonbearers have passed the Baton between communities.
When will the Queen’s Baton reach my area?
- London: Thursday 2 June – Monday 6 June
- South West: Monday 4 July – Tuesday 5 July
- South East: Wednesday 6 July – Thursday 7 July
- East of England: Friday 8 July – Saturday 9 July
- East Midlands: Sunday 10 July – Monday 11 July
- Yorkshire & The Humber: Tuesday 12 July – Wednesday 13 July
- North East: Thursday 14 July – Friday 15 July
- North West: Saturday 16 July – Sunday 17 July
- West Midlands: Monday 18 July – Thursday 28 July
Massive congratulations to Andy for being selected for this prestigious event and we look forward to the 17th July when it comes to the North West!!
The Commonwealth Games 2022 will begin at The Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham on the 28th July. 286 games will be played over 11 days, right across the Midlands.