“I am delighted my request that Wolverhampton South West be included in the Commonwealth Games has been taken up. This is huge for us. I would not have done justice for our great city if I had not mentioned it in the debate. Our city has been left behind for decades and needs levelling up. With three quarters of a billion pounds coming to the West Midlands, I will be banging the drum for investment into Wolverhampton. It would have been easy to focus just on Birmingham, but the West Midlands will stand strong together. There are many great parts of the region and I am delighted visitors will be able to experience them.”
In 1881, the beautiful West Park was opened. It is due to host the road cycling time trial as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, following a request made by Stuart Anderson MP. On the 26th of February 2021, it was confirmed the Time Trial Cycling will take place at West Park on Thursday the 4th of August 2022 between 10am and 4pm.
There will be a variety of pre-Games and Games-time roles to support the delivery and operations of the Commonwealth Games. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will recruit and train over 13,000 volunteers to join the Commonwealth Collective. Volunteers will play an integral role and be the heart of the Games, leaving a long-lasting impact on the West Midlands region. More information on the volunteering programme can be found at www.birmingham2022.com/get-involved
The West Midlands Combined Authority has created a ‘one stop shop’, which offers access to a wide range of courses in sectors expecting to see large numbers of jobs created by the Games such as security, stewarding, logistics, catering and cleaning. Find further information on the West Midlands Combined Authority website here: Commonwealth Games Training Opportunities | West Midlands Combined Authority (wmca.org.uk)