About the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games takes place Thursday 28 July 2022 – Monday 8 August 2022 in West Midlands, UK. The motto is ‘Games for Everyone’.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be the first time Birmingham has hosted the event, and the third time they have been held in England, following London 1934, and Manchester 2002.

5,054 athletes are expected to participate. 283 finals will be played in 22 sports. The number of events for women (136) will be higher than for men (134) – the first time in a major multi sporting event that this has happened.

The number of events available to Para athletes has increased from 36 to 42, including the first wheelchair basketball tournament in Commonwealth Games history.

Find the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games competition schedule on birmingham2022.com.

Find news and information about New Zealand at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on olympic.org.nz.

Which Para athletes will compete in Birmingham 2022?

These Para athletes have been selected to compete in Birmingham 2022. There may be further selection announcements in the coming weeks.

Para lawn bowls

  • Sue Curran (B2 – B3 Mixed Pair) Director Bronwyn Milne
  • Deane Robertson (B2 – B3 Mixed Pair) Director Kevin Smith (Robertson’s selection conditional upon international classification)
  • Pam Walker (B6 – B8 Women’s Pair)
  • Lynda Bennett (B6 – B8 Women’s Pair)
  • Mark Noble (B6 – B8 Men’s Pair)
  • Graham Skellern (B6 – B8 Men’s Pair)

Para swimming

  • Paralympian #201 Tupou Neiufi – 100 Backstroke S9 (S8), permission to start in 100 Freestyle S9 (S8)
  • Paralympian #166 Dame Sophie Pascoe – Women’s 100 Freestyle S9
  • Paralympian #205 Jesse Reynolds – Men’s 100 Backstroke S9, permission to start in 100 Fly S10 (S9) and 100 Breaststroke SB8
  • Joshua Willmer – Men’s 100 Breaststroke SB8, permission to start in 100 Backstroke S9 and 100 Fly S9

Birmingham 2022 information for Para athletes

Para powerlifting – Nomination Criteria (PDF)