Search Begins For Birmingham 2022 Training Venues To Host International Athletes During The Commonwealth Games

Birmingham 2022 is inviting the best sporting facilities in the West Midlands to apply to become official training venues, giving them the opportunity to host international athletes from across the Commonwealth during the Games.  

Organisers are looking for Games Time Training Venues for 10 of the 19 sports on the Birmingham 2022 programme, providing essential facilities for thousands of athletes leading up to and during the Games, from 18th July to 10th August 2022.  

Netball is one of the sports that require a training venue. 

Training venues are where athletes will fine-tune their preparations for Birmingham 2022, so it is important that they have access to world-class facilities to help them deliver their best performances in competition. 

The West Midlands has some of the best sporting facilities in the world, and hosting international athletes is a chance for venues to raise their profile, spread the economic benefits of the Games across the region, and inspire communities through their involvement with Birmingham 2022.   

Each sport has specific criteria which locations must meet to be eligible as a training venue. Venues can apply to host one or several sports depending on the facilities they have available.   

Training venues must be located within a 30-minute drive time of one of the three Campus Villages where athletes will be staying during the Games: the University of Birmingham, University of Warwick and the NEC. Venues will be required for at least three weeks, from 18th July until 10th August 2022. 

Sports facilities can find out more about the criteria required to become a training venue at The deadline for applications is 30th September 2020.