Birmingham 2022: Nominations open for Queen’s batonbearers

Birmingham 2022 has opened public nominations today (11 January) for batonbearers for the Queen’s Baton Relay in England.

The public can now nominate someone to become an official batonbearer in the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games celebrations.

The relay started on the 7 October 2021 and is currently on a 294-day long journey, visiting all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

A batonbearer can be someone who meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story.
  • Has made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity.
  • Is a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best.
  • Has taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community.

Nominations can be made by visiting the Birmingham 2022 website and submitting 100 words or less on how the nominee is making a difference in their community and why they deserve to take on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Nominations are open for all nine regions of England, which is where the Baton will visit in summer and Batonbearers must be aged 12 or over as of the 2 June 2022. 

As 3x3 makes its debut at this year’s Commonwealth Games and interest in the format piques, Basketball England aims to capitalise on the rise in awareness of basketball across the nation and inspire over 1 million people to engage with, play and support the game through its #GameTime campaign.

Help us grow the reach of #GameTime by nominating someone who has helped and supported people in your basketball community to reach their full potential.

Basketball has the power to change lives. #GameTime will aim to raise awareness of the positive impact that our sport can have on people no matter who they are or where they're from.

We're going to engage 1 million people in basketball using the Commonwealth Games 2022, 3x3, #ProjectSwish and more.

Regardless of age, gender or background, across every part of the basketball community.... It's #GameTime!