Bringing the inspiration of Birmingham 2022 to Cannock Chase District...
The Chase Community Games provided a great opportunity for the District to bring the community together as well as showcasing local sporting and cultural activities.
The Commonwealth Games in 2022 were hosted by Birmingham and took place between 28 July and 8 August.
As you’ll be aware, the exciting news for Cannock Chase District was that we played our part in this international sporting event when we hosted the men’s and women’s mountain biking. This event took place on 3 August at Cannock Chase Forest.
The Council worked closely with Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles (IHL) and the Cannock Chase Cultural Education Partnership (CCCEP) to develop a local ‘Chase Community Games’ programme which incorporated activities, events and legacy opportunities for young people and the wider community as part of the celebrations. These legacy opportunities are currently being developed and will be announced soon!
Woodland Wonder Festival (schools only)
Woodland Wonder Festival was held on Thursday 7 July at Cannock Chase Forest (Birches Valley). The event included lots of fun cultural and sporting elements around the Pedal and Play trail and grassy arena area.
As this was an official 'Bring the Power' Schools Festival, we also had a visit from Perry the Commonwealth Games mascot and Sarah-Jayne Perry who competed in the squash event this summer. Schools from the District were invited to take part in this exciting and fun event.
Schools also had the opportunity to sign up to a 'Celebrate the Commonwealth' workshop where children created artwork for large flags that were on display at the event as well as the Queen's Baton Relay in Hednesford and the mountain biking event at Cannock Chase Forest.
Here's a short video which captures the magic from the day and shows how we celebrated the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with children and young people. Click on the image to watch the video.
Last Updated: 24/08/2023