fbe Birmingham - What will be the Commonwealth Games 2022 Legacy? - July 2022
Date:13th July 2022
Time:7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
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The Commonwealth Games is almost upon us... One of the measures of how successful the games are is the legacy that follows after the games.
Nicola Turner MBE is Director of Legacy for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the largest sports and culture event ever to be staged in the West Midlands. Nicola will present an insight into the legacy that will be left behind and how Birmingham and the West Midlands can leverage further opportunities, including future national and regional events.
Nicola leads the planning and delivery of all legacy programmes associated with the largest sports and culture event ever to be staged in the West Midlands. Programmes include jobs and skills, volunteering, venues, participation of schools and young people, improving physical activity and wellbeing, civic pride and community cohesion.
Nicola’s job is to ensure the people, businesses and institutions in the region directly benefit from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. She is responsible for aligning and galvanising the Games partners to create a lasting legacy. She leads the planning and delivery of all legacy programmes including jobs and skills, volunteering, venues, participation of schools and young people, improving physical activity and wellbeing, civic pride and community cohesion.
The Games offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to put Birmingham, the West Midlands and our people and businesses on the global stage. There will be 1.5bn people watching and 6.5k athletes in this Games for Everyone, which is set for the largest ever female and para-sport programme in Commonwealth Games history.
Sport is just the start. From our opening and closing ceremonies and six-month cultural festival, to the International Queen’s Baton Relay, Birmingham 2022 will be a region-wide celebration of the power of art to bring people together and make connections across the UK and Commonwealth. The Games is already a catalyst for transformation, accelerating investment in local housing and transport, generating jobs and apprenticeships, and will bring trade and tourism to the region. This has taken on even greater significance following the pandemic and is playing a significant role in the recovery plan for the West Midlands and a long-awaited reason to bring our communities together again.
Nicola Turner MBE, Director of Legacy for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games