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Commonwealth games

Commonwealth Games Equipment Giveaway

Over 16,000 sports items - including bikes, martial arts mats, T20 cricket equipment, basketballs, boxing gloves and weights, as well as general equipment, such as cones and bibs, will be given away to support people to be active.

Staffordshire not-for-profit community-based organisations, promoting the physical and mental benefits of leading an active life, are encouraged to apply before 19 September. Eligible groups include:

  • Local voluntary groups
  • Schools
  • Sports clubs
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs)
  • Social enterprises

Find out more and apply at Sport England.

Staffordshire's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games events

On Wednesday 3 August, the sell-out mountain biking event took place on the nationally acclaimed trails at Birches Valley, Cannock Chase, with over 2,500 people turning out to watch it.

The county was also proud to host part of the cycling time trial events, which took part on the roads of Himley and Gospel End in South Staffordshire. The race gave hundreds of residents the opportunity to spectate at one of five free road events over the course of the games.

Both events brought some of the best athletes in the world to our county. 

We worked with Cannock Chase Council, Forestry England, South Staffordshire Council, and the team at Birmingham 2022 to prepare for the games.

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