Huge sports expo celebrates one year to go until B2022

28th July 2021

Huge sports expo celebrates one year to go until B2022

Birmingham city centre will host a huge sports festival today to celebrate reaching the one year to go until Birmingham 2022 milestone.

Families and people from across the city are invited to head to Centenary Square to test their volleyball skills out on our inflatable speed cage machine, with free demonstrations taking place from 10am to 6pm. In total there are expected to be 12 different Commonwealth sports taking part in this one-day sports expo.

Alongside Volleyball England staff and volunteers, national team athletes Alana Snow & Vicky Palmer and Javier & Joaquin Bello will also be there to encourage the public to take part and provide tips on how to master the volleyball spike.


This time next year the opening ceremony will officially mark the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, with nine days of sizzling beach volleyball action beginning on Saturday, 30th July 2022 in Smithfield.

Local residents have until 30th July to apply for tickets in the West Midlands ticket ballot, with the main ballot opening for everyone on 8th September.

If you want to be play an active role in the biggest sporting event to take place in England since London 2012, Birmingham is recruiting 13,000 spirited, dedicated, and dynamic volunteers to be the heartbeat of the Commonwealth Games.

And if you want to be a part of the beach volleyball competition in either a sport (SPT-VBV), results technology (RTS-VBV) or sports presentation role (SPP-VBV), please use the relevant code in your application.

Sue Storey, Chief Executive of Volleyball England, said: “The excitement for Birmingham 2022 is palpable.

“Like next year’s Commonwealth Games, the action-packed sports expo in Birmingham city centre will be a wonderful opportunity to bring people back together and showcase what a fantastic sport we have.

“There will be many, many opportunities to get involved in Birmingham 2022, and I would encourage anyone to grab them with both hands.”

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Huge sports expo celebrates one year to go until B2022