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Birmingham 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games brings a whole host of opportunities for people across the entire West Midlands and in the Black Country we recognise that through the Games we can address wider social issues that significantly impact on people’s abilities to lead healthy active lives.

The Black Country was successful in securing Commonwealth Active Communities funding (from Sport England, National Lottery) to support the creation of a wide range of opportunities to help people get active in their local streets and parks across the Black Country.

The below links and calendar detail specific activities and events that you can get involved with over the next few weeks:

Dudley: Parks Festival Events - click here for details

Sandwell: Festival Site - click here for details

Walsall: Tri-it Walsall Free activities - click here for details

Wolverhampton: Yo Wolves - click here for details

Activity / EventDescriptionKey Dates

Cycling Festival Site Activation Events

Festival Site Activation Events
4th August, Market Square, Wolverhampton

o Cycle skills track o Adult Learn to ride
o Smoothie bikes o Dr Bike workshops
o WV Active
o Trick cycles
o Canals & Rivers Trust
o Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club
o Elite cyclist Kinga Ingram to be interviewed on the stage.

1-7th August, various parks across Dudley

o Cycle Skills Track
o Road Safety Team
o Dr Bike workshops
o Dudley Leisure
o Canals & Rivers Trust
o Halesowen Cycling Club
o Stourbridge Cycling club

Walsall Activation Festivals

Using CWG inspired sport and activity, Reedswood park and Willenhall Memorial Park will be hosting a number of try it opportunities.

Reedswood Park Activation event
Thursday 4th August

• British Triathlon
• Cycling UK
• British Judo
• Inpower academy CIC
• Inspire
• England Netball
• Walsall Wizards – Basketball
• BDA – Bowls

Willenhall Memorial Park Activation event
Friday 5th August

• Cycling UK
• Handlebars and Saddles
• BDA – Bowls
• Inpower academy CIC
• England Netball
• Walsall Wizards
• Inspire
• Lead Walks from volunteers at 

Get Out Get Active, Wolverhampton Only

Project in Wolverhampton exploring the potential of faith-based organisations to reach the most inactive disabled and non-disabled people through inclusive activity opportunities. Activities take place predominantly in the faith centres themselves.

Women’s Gym session @ Cannock Street Gurdwara (14.00-15.00 on 31/07 & 07/08)

Yoga @ Mander Street Gurdwara (10.30-11.30 on 01/08 & 08/08)

Gentle exercise @ Stratton Street Methodist Church (12.15-13.15 on 02/08)

Yoga @ Upper Villiers Street Gurdwara (14.00-15.00 on 02/08)

Children’s Yoga @ Nishkam Primary School (15.30-16.30 on 02/08)

Gentle Exercise @ Bob Jones Community Centre (11.00-12.00 on 27/07 & 03/08)

Gentle Exercise @ Pendeford Church (11.30-13.30 on 28/07 & 04/08)

Gentle Exercise @ Congens Dementia Café (12.15-13.15 on 29/07)

Wolves Play Café

Wolves Play Café are a community organisation with a passion for play, working with children and young people (and their parents and caregivers) to provide stay and play sessions designed to support exploratory play.

They are delivering drop-in sessions throughout the summer holidays.

Phoenix Park
Monday 1st Aug
Monday 8th Aug
Monday 15th Aug
Monday 22nd Aug

West Park
Friday 12th Aug
Friday 19th Aug
Friday 26th Aug
Friday 2nd Sept

Ward Street Park
Wednesday 3rd Aug
Wednesday 10th Aug
Wednesday 17th Aug
Wednesday 24th Aug

Shine a Light Festivals

Shine a Light festivals are cultural events taking place across Sandwell in the build up to, and during, the Commonwealth Games, incorporating arts, culture and sport for all ages

Sandwell Valley
30 July - 8 August

Saturday 30th July 10-2 Sports Activities with The Albion Foundation

Women’s Soft Ball Cricket

Worcestershire County Cricket are providing cricket sessions to females aged 14+ for 12 weeks. No prior experience is required and all equipment will be provided.

Netherton Cricket Club
Monday 1st August 18.00-19.00

Merry Hill Centre Activation Day 28th July 10.00-16.00

Commonwealth Active Communities delivered in partnership with:


The go-to place for schools to find local organisations to support their physical activity provision.

Read more about the Supplier Hub


Timely data and learnings in relation to physical activity and sport in the Black Country and the added value we can offer.

Read more about the Insight Hub


Resources and videos to support the Black Country sport & physical activity workforce, sports clubs and community organisations.

Read more about the Training Hub

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