SPORTS clubs, schools and charities across Solihull and Coventry are being encouraged to apply for sporting equipment which was used at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Organisations can apply to receive some of the 16,000 sports items – including bikes, martial arts mats, boxing gloves and general equipment, such as cones and bibs.
The community giveaway will support the shared goal to create a lasting community impact in the West Midlands, by supporting people to be active beyond the Games.
The giveaway is a join-up between Sport England, the Birmingham 2022 organisers and the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport.
Commonwealth Games Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “It’s fantastic to think the equipment used to set personal bests and Commonwealth Games records will soon be used in community centres and schools across the West Midlands.
“I would encourage all eligible organisations to apply – you could take a piece of Commonwealth Games history home with you, and inspire your community to fall in love with a new sport.”
In addition, some of the high-performance equipment from the Games – such as temporary performance sprung flooring that created the netball and 3×3 basketball courts, as well as the boxing ring and high-performance Judo mats – is being distributed amongst national sports bodies.
Applications are open until September 19, with the process is designed to be as inclusive as possible to reflect the diversity of the West Midlands.
Guidance for the application process is available in 15 languages and video applications are accepted too.
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