“Hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022 is an incredibly exciting prospect for Birmingham. It advocates both physical and mental well-being meaning it would give us an amazing platform to promote the benefits of sport, exercise and teamwork. It will also open up opportunities for volunteering that we know would have a positive impact on people’s skills and future potential. I cannot think of a better way to bring our diverse communities together; to get Birmingham’s name known across the globe; and generate a real sense of pride in our great city.”