Search for Birmingham 2022 training venues underway

Birmingham 2022 is inviting sporting facilities across the Black Country to become official training venues – giving them the opportunity to host international athletes from across the Commonwealth.

Team England's Jamal Anderson and Georgia Jones at Smithfield
Team England's Jamal Anderson and Georgia Jones at Smithfield

Organisers are looking for Games Time Training Venues for 10 of the 19 sports on the Birmingham 2022 programme, providing essential facilities for thousands of athletes leading up to and during the games – between July 18 and August 10, 2022.

The sports requiring training venues include athletics, boxing, women’s cricket T20, hockey, netball, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, rugby sevens, swimming and triathlon.

Athletes competing in the remaining nine sports will train either at their competition venues, or at one of the three Campus Villages where athletes will stay during the Games.

Each sport has specific criteria which locations must meet to be eligible as a training venue.

Training venues must be located within a 30 minute drive time of one of the three Campus Villages where athletes will be staying during the Games – University of Birmingham, University of Warwick and the NEC. Venues will be required for at least three weeks, from July 18 until August 10, 2022.

World number five squash player Sarah-Jane Perry, a member of the Birmingham 2022 Athletes’ advisory committee, said: “Having state-of-the-art training facilities gives athletes the confidence that they can perform to the best of their ability and I can’t wait to be competing for gold on home soil in 2022.”

Sports facilities can find out more at www.birmingham2022.com/trainingvenues.

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