Some of the 72 nations and territories taking part in the Games are looking to set up camps in a UK town or city ahead of Birmingham 2022, to ensure they have a base from which to prepare, train and acclimatise.
Hosting teams in this way can often provide an economic boost and the areas involved can also benefit in other ways including; gaining additional profile for the venues and facilities hosting the camps, building or strengthening relationships with Commonwealth nations and providing opportunities to inspire young people from local clubs or the community, who may have a chance to watch training sessions or take part in events.
The process to match suitable hosts with competing nations and territories from across the Commonwealth is being overseen by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Its team is working in conjunction with UK Sport and Sport England, helping to match up local authorities and suitable venues with those Commonwealth Games Associations looking to organise camps for their teams.
Any local authority, university or college, facility manager or sports club interested in hosting pre-games training camps for whole delegations or single sports teams can email B2022trainingcamps@dcms.gov.uk to express and interest and to request further information.