Sports clubs urged to seize Commonwealth Games opportunity

Sports clubs and community groups across Dudley borough are being urged to “seize the opportunity” to get involved in one of the biggest global events during the Commonwealth Games festivities this summer.

Dudley Council is searching for clubs and groups to attend Queen’s Baton Relay events on Sunday 24 July and our Commonwealth Games festival events from Monday 1 August to Sunday 7 August at parks across the borough.

There will be a wide range of opportunities for organisations to promote their sport as part of these community events, including live demonstrations and activities. Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

"There are now only 50 days to go until the Commonwealth Games begin and the excitement is building in our borough. We’re looking forward to staging some fantastic events to bring the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Games to Dudley.

"Sports clubs and groups are an important part of our community and we want them to seize this massive opportunity to be a part of the celebrations. We’re inviting them to join in with these events, show off their skills to new audiences and help more people to get into sport."

Any groups that are interested in taking part in an event or hosting a festival event at their own venue should get in touch with Dudley Council’s Commonwealth Games team via

Active Black Country are also looking for applications from sports clubs and community groups for Sport England funding as the countdown to the Games continues. The funding is designed to help more communities in the Black Country to get involved in sport and physical activity. Eligible community organisations can apply for grants of between £100 and £2500 for their project or event.

The deadline for funding applications is Monday 8 August. More details are available on the Active Black Country website.

For more information on the Commonwealth Games events taking place in Dudley borough this summer, including the Queen’s Baton Relay and the men’s and women’s cycling time trials, visit our Commonwealth Games hub.


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