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What type of person should I nominate for Hometown Heroes?

Hometown Heroes are those champions of grassroots sport who make a real difference to local sports clubs and their members. They are those people who always go above and beyond to develop sport in their community.  

Nominees could be a coach, player, volunteer, supporter, or any other individual closely connected with a sport club, team, facility or organisation.  

How can I nominate somebody?

Simply complete a nomination form here and tell us why they deserve to be recognised.  

I’m aged under 18, can I still nominate somebody?

Unfortunately not. We can only accept nominations from people over the age of 18.

I know somebody who would be great for Hometown Heroes, but they are not from the West Midlands. Can I still nominate them?

Nominees must live and work in the West Midlands region (covering the counties of West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire).

Does my nominee have to be involved in a Commonwealth Games sport?

Nominees can be involved in any sport, and are not limited to those included in the Birmingham 2022 sporting programme.  

How will you choose who wins?

A Birmingham 2022 panel will choose the winning entries.

What is the prize?

The best of the nominations will be chosen to appear in an upcoming Birmingham 2022 advertising campaign, and could feature on billboards at locations close to where they live during 2021. To capture the images for this advertising campaign, winners will take part in a photo shoot during November 2020. Other winners may not be featured on billboard adverts, but could still be profiled on the Birmingham 2022 website and social media channels, and through the media. 

When is the deadline for nominations?

Nominations are open until midnight on Friday 30th October. Any nominations received after the closing date will be excluded. 

I’ve nominated somebody, when will I find out if they have been chosen?

We will contact winning nominations in November 2020. 

Can I withdraw my nomination?

If you’ve change your mind about nominating a Hometown Hero, just drop us an email at [email protected] with your name and the email address you provided and we can remove the nomination. 

Timeline

See the preparations unfold as we prepare to host the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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April 2018

Goodbye Gold Coast

Gold Coast closing ceremony and handover to Birmingham

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June 2019

Commonwealth Games Bill

Introduced to the House of Lords

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July 2019

Start the countdown

Three years to go celebration

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August 2019

New Sports Announced

Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female and para sport programme in history

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Q1 2020

United By Birmingham 2022

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Q1 2020

Construction commences

at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

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Q2 2020

Construction Commences

at Alexander Stadium

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July 2020

Virtual Mascot Summit

to launch the #MascotMaker design competition

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July 2020

2 Years to Go

New Venue: Smithfield

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Q3 2021

Volunteering launch

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Q3 2021

365 days to go

One year to go celebration

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Q3 2021

Ticket sales launch

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Q1 2022

Alexander Stadium completion

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Q1 2022

Sandwell Aquatics Centre completion

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28 July 2022

Opening ceremony

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8 August 2022

Closing ceremony

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