INSPIRING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES

Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire

The Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham and surrounding area from 27 July to 7 August 2022.

As the Active Partnership for Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire, Think Active are committed to support and engage with the Games ensuring that the opportunities that the Games provide are maximised across the area and that partners, clubs, coaches, volunteers, facilities and local people are positvely impacted in the lead up, during (and importantly) after the event has finished.

Birmingham is an ideal host for the Commonwealth Games with a great infrastructure and a track record of hosting top class sporting events.

The Commonwealth Games is very much a ‘West Midlands celebration with Birmingham at its heart’ 

Of the 19 sports over 20% will be held in Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire with judo, wrestling and the rugby sevens being held in Coventry and the lawn bowls being held in Royal Leamington Spa

In the lead up to the Games, partners across Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire are already busy using sport to bring together communities, engage with business, trasnport, tourism and leisure to host international sporting events.

Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire is diverse. Coventry is the 6th youngest city in the UK (Source: NOMIS) compared to Warwickshire where the population aged 65+ is expected to rise by 49% for the next 20 years which is significantly higher than the national average (Source: Warwickshire JSNA).

This diversity provides an opportunity for us to bring the broad appeal of the Games to a range of people from all backgrounds and ages. Birmigham 20222 promises to showcase the biggest para programme and the biggest female programme of any Commonwealth Games to date. This provides additional opportunities to connect with a broader range of people from across Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire.

Warwick District have developed an exciting and comprehensive Commonwealth Games programme. To find out more click here

Think Active aims to use the power and potential of sport & physical activity to enable future generations to have healthier more prosperous lives. We aim to use the buzz and opportunity of Birmingham 2022 to generate and capture interest and to work closely with local partners to bring opportunities to the people of Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire.

We will continue to collaborate with the other Active Partnerships across the West Midlands, with Sport England and the Organising Committee as well as many other local and regional partners.

We will focus on:

  • Engaging people with complex lives
  • Keep people living well
  • Developing and supporting places and people

Birmingham 2022 Celebration

What is going on

Coventry

Coventry is the European City of Sport in 2019. The European City of Sport intends to improve the health and wellbeing for everyone in Coventry. Sport helps us stand side by side in arenas and share a chat with neighbours.

Coventry is the UK City of Culture 2021 and being the City of Culture promises to transform Coventry. The young people that are in our schools right now will grow up in a city with more job prospects, a thriving programme of events to enjoy, more places to eat, shop and visit with a bustling city centre. It’s a lot more than a year of cultural celebration, it’s about changing the reputation of a city.

In August 2019 Coventry hosted the Europe Corporate Games 

Champion of Champions Snooker (Ricoh Stadium 4-10 Nov ’19)

Wasps Rugby – Premiership Rugby fixtures

Wasps Netball – Super league fixtures

Warwick District

Bowls England National Championships (Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa)

Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing 2019 encourages everyone to feel good and function well. It promotes a message to take positive action today – however small or large – and improve your physical and mental health. The Year of Wellbeing mission is to reach every person in Coventry and Warwickshire with a positive wellbeing message that inspires action. EVERYONE can get involved!

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