Where are the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place?

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are taking place in England for the first time since Manchester hosted the event in 2002. 10 years later the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics created another sporting spectacle and in Birmingham 2022, we look forward to once more welcoming the best athletes in the world back to England. 

Here at WheelPower we hope that the 2022 Games will inspire disabled people of all ages to discover wheelchair sports and the many benefits that come from leading a healthier and more active lifestyle. As a charity, we are here to support anyone wishing to find out more about sporting opportunities in your area and encourage participation at all levels. 

When are the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place?

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

Birmingham 2022 day-to-day schedule

The Queen's Baton Relay to visit Stoke Mandeville ahead of the Commonwealth Games this Summer

The baton will visit Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Buckinghamshire on 6 July before starting a tour of the East of England two days later. In total the national tour will cover 2,500 miles (4,000 km) and 180 communities over 29 days,visiting towns and cities across England. The baton ends its journey at Birmingham's Aston Hall on 28 July, the day of the games' opening ceremony. 

Martin McElhatton, Chief Executive of WheelPower, which will host the event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, said: "To be able to host the baton at the birthplace of the Paralympic movement and promote all ability sports is a great honour in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games 2022."

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How to watch the Games

More details coming soon! 

Para Sport at the 2022 Commonwealth Games 

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is set to have the largest integrated Para sport programme in history with eight sports to enjoy, including Para athletics, Para cycling, Para powerlifting, Para swimming, Para table tennis, Para triathlon, and wheelchair basketball 3x3, alongside Para lawn bowls. 

Please click on the sports below to find out more: 


Ones to Watch

A number of athletes taking part in the 2022 Commonwealth Games attended WheelPower events such as the Inter Spinal Unit Games, the National Junior Games, or a regional Sports Festival on their way to sporting success. Some have received sports equipment to help them compete or have trained or competed at Stoke Mandeville Stadium which is owned by WheelPower.  

David Weir

Team England - Wheelchair Racing T54

David attended the National Junior Games as a young athlete and is a member of the Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame. 

Liam McGarry

Team England - Para-Powerlifting

Following a life changing spinal cord injury Liam discovered a natural talent for power lifting at the 2018 Inter Spinal Unit Games.

Sammi Kinghorn MBE

Team Scotland - Wheelchair Racing T53 

Sammi first tried wheelchair racing at the 2011 WheelPower Inter Spinal Unit Games aged just 15. Just 10 years later at Tokyo 2020 she won two Paralympic Medals.   

Melanie Woods

Team Scotland - Wheelchair Racing T54

Melanie attended the 2019 Inter Spinal Unit Games. She also received Wheelwirghts funding in 2021 to purchase carbon fibre wheels to help her to reach her potential. 

Joy Haizelden (TBC)

Team England - Wheelchair Basketball 3x3

Joy attended multiple WheelPower events during her junior days including the National Junior Games 2012 and many other Sports Festivals.  

Lynsey Speirs (TBC)

Team Scotland - Wheelchair Basketball 3x3

Lynsey is a former WheelPower Physical Activity Advisor (Glasgow) who continues to support the charity with the delivery of our online training course. 


The Teams

Inspired by the Commonwealth Games?

If you've been inspired by the 2022 Commonwealth Games and want to try one of the sports you've seen in Birmingham please check out the WheelPower Find a Sport page. Or perhaps you might like to join us at one of our 2022 sports events? ... take part in a fundraising challenge? ... or DONATE to help WheelPower to transform more disabled lives through sport and physical activity. 

Sports Festivals

Join WheelPower at a 2022 Sports Festival and try a variety of wheelchair sports during these one day events. Open to physically disabled people aged 5+ 

Donate

No matter how much you are able to give, you will be making a big difference to the lives of disabled people across the United Kingdom.

Online Exercise Classes

WheelPower offers 3 Live Online Exercise Classes every week, that includes cardio, yoga and circuits. They take place on Zoom and are open to anyone with a disability. 

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