Children in care to receive 5,000 Commonwealth Games tickets

Representatives of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham Children's Trust and Birmingham City Council stand with the games mascot Perry the bull. Published: 22nd Jul 2021

We are delighted to announce that all children in care in Birmingham will have the opportunity to attend the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The organisers of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will provide up to 5,000 tickets to ensure every child in care in Birmingham, their carers and supporters, can attend the Games. This is part of an ongoing commitment to leave a lasting legacy for all young people in the city.

The free tickets will provide an incredible once in a lifetime experience

The initiative is a collaboration between Birmingham Children's Trust, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and Birmingham City Council. The partnership will ensure that every child in care in Birmingham has the chance to attend the biggest sporting event ever held in the West Midlands, inspiring a generation of young people in the city.

The tickets are being provided by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and will be allocated through the the Trust. 

Abba Loughran, a Birmingham care leaver, Corporate Parenting Health Mentor, and co-chair of the Bfriends Charity at Birmingham Children’s Trust, has been working with the partnership. She said,  “The free tickets for our young people, their carers and supporters, will provide an incredible once in a lifetime experience. For many this will be the first time they will be experience a large-scale international sports event.

“Not only will young people be able to attend and see the Games first hand, it will be an experience in itself for our generation to be able to be part of the incredible legacy that Birmingham 2022 will create.

It will also mean that our young people will have potential job and volunteer opportunities whilst the Games are taking place.”

Andy Couldrick, Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Trust, said, “I am delighted that a generous allocation of tickets. It will offer once in a lifetime experiences and the whole event must inspire our young people to be the best they can be, whether on a sports field or in whatever path they follow.”