Do you know anyone in Worcestershire with an inspiring story who could join the baton relay for Birmingham 2022?

The organisers of next year’s Commonwealth Games are looking for inspirational figures from across the West Midlands to join the relay.

After the baton has been taken on its epic journey across the Commonwealth, where it will have visited Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas, it will return to England next summer for the final countdown.

The Queen’s Baton will travel across England for 25 days before the relay officially ends at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2022. 

Birmingham 2022 needs thousands of baton bearers with inspiring stories to carry the baton during the route.

Lisa Hampton, head of the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, said: “With our search to find the next generation of Batonbearers in England kicking off in January, we wanted to truly understand the type of people that inspire the nation and what community means to people today.

“So many have faced adversity this year and we’ve all had to rely on our communities in different ways, whether that’s through neighbours, local services, friends, or family. 

“What’s really positive to see in the West Midlands is just how many people have inspirational figures in their lives, and how many also hold their community in high regard.

“This is exactly the spirit we want our baton bearers to represent when they take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay next summer. We’re looking for individuals that are always willing to take on a challenge, those making a meaningful contribution to their community, or someone that inspires others to achieve their best.”

Next summer, Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games from 28 July until 8 August 2022, welcoming 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories for 11 days of sport. 

Nominations for baton bearers for the Queen’s Baton Relay in England open in January. To find out more, visit