HERE is when the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Bromsgrove.

On July 23 the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Sanders Park where there will be demonstrations from Bromsgrove Gymnastics Club and the Music Bus from Seven Arts and Bromsgrove Festival.

The event is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of the bandstand.

The schedule of activity whilst the baton is in Bromsgrove:

  • 08:59, Baton Relay around the lake, Sanders Park
  • 09:06, Bromsgrove Celebration, Sanders Park

Residents are being encouraged to get involved with the celebrations and embrace the arrival of the baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022.

Bromsgrove District Council leader Cllr Karen May said: Bromsgrove is delighted to see baton bearers making their way across the district in what is going to be a phenomenal year.

“Having this multisport, international event held just miles from our district is brilliant and we have lots of plans to make it a time to remember, coupled with our celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee which will be a terrific precursor to the games.

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“I hope all of our residents proudly take to the streets to cheer the baton bearers on.”

Leanna Horne was nominated by the district council to be a baton bearer for her inspirational contribution to disability and sport in the area.

The 34-year-old from Rubery, was shocked when she heard the news after not being able to compete in her chosen sport, Club Throw since the end of the 2019 season, despite clinching a gold medal in Barcelona in 2018, due to the pandemic.


She said: “I am absolutely honoured to have been nominated for this especially as it has been a quiet couple of years for me in a sporting capacity.

“I am also a volunteer performer at the Commonwealth Games, as well as being a volunteer in Athlete Services, so although my sport doesn’t feature, I feel that I am very much involved in this historic event which is right on our doorstep.”

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Leanna found her passion for seated throws while at school, starting with Seated Shot in 2002, before adding Seated Discus to her repertoire and finally finding Seated Club Throw in 2013. 

She added: “I want to continue to highlight the facilities available in the Midlands and help to improve those where they are not so good, which could inspire other people to get involved, enjoy and succeed in a sport

“Being a baton bearer will help me to do this and I look forward to being a part of the amazing atmosphere.”

The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July 28.

Kicking off on Thursday, June 2, the baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

The baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on Monday, July 4 to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.

The Birmingham 2022 website will be updated with information over the coming months, with detail on the events and where to line the route.