Commonwealth Games – last chance to perform at Birmingham 2022 or carry the Queen’s Baton

The Brummies have one last chance to make history by competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

With just five months to go, athletes are announced for the England squad and venues are given the finishing touches.

Locals also have the opportunity to play various roles at Birmingham 2022, but time is running out.

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The last calls have been made for:

Budding ceremonial performers only have a few hours to do because applications close today at 11:59 p.m. .

Anyone 18 and older (as of March 1, 2022) with a thirst for spectacle can apply for one of 2,000 ceremony volunteer roles.

People will have the chance to sing, dance or put on a show in a ceremony led by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and other leading Birmingham creators including theater director Iqbal Khan, the award-winning writer Maeve Clarke and rapper Joshua “RTKal” Holness.

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place at the Alexander Stadium on July 28 and August 8.

Apply now here.

Budding staff wielders have a bit more time as the deadlines for naming someone end on Valentine’s Day, February 14 23.59 .

The Queen’s Baton Relay has already traveled the world with 30 Commonwealth nations covered, having just left Asia documented with stunning imagery.

Kadeena Cox carries the Queen's Baton during the start of the Queen's Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Kadeena Cox carries the Queen’s Baton during the start of the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Beginning at Buckingham Palace, the locally fashioned baton contains HM The Queen’s Commonwealth message and will complete its epic journey on July 28 at the Opening Ceremony.

Now England have their chance to wear the historic item when they return home, as 2,022 British stick-bearers are wanted to wear it.

Anyone can nominate a flag bearer and the ideal candidate is someone who has made a significant contribution to education, the arts, charity or is passionate about making a positive impact on the within his community.

Visit the Birmingham 2022 website to nominate someone and submit 100 words or less about how the nominee is making a difference in their community and why they deserve to take on this special role.

Time is running out so apply for both roles now.

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