Birmingham 2022 (27 July to August 7)

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced that Birmingham 2022 is set to have the largest ever female and para sport programme in history after Women’s T20 Cricket, Beach Volleyball and Para Table Tennis were confirmed for the next Commonwealth Games.

This exciting announcement comes after the 71 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) voted by the required majority to accept the proposal from Birmingham 2022 to add these three sports to the existing programme.

International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° said: “The FIVB is honoured that beach volleyball has once again been selected for the Commonwealth Games after its successful debut at Gold Coast 2018.”

“Volleyball is an inclusive sport that is enjoyed all over the commonwealth by people of all abilities and backgrounds. As a sports leader in gender equality, we are extremely proud to bring the fantastic atmosphere of beach volleyball to Birmingham 2022, an event which is set to have the biggest female and para sports programmes in history.”

Team England Beach players Victoria Palmer and Jess Grimson said: “We’re super excited about the inclusion of beach volleyball for Birmingham 2022. We had the opportunity to represent Team England at the Gold Coast in 2018, which was something we will never forget. But to have the opportunity to play at a home games would be the real dream and also a huge step forward for beach volleyball in England.”


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