Nominations Open for 2022 Batonbearers for Commonwealth Games’ Queen’s Baton Relay

Published: Friday, 14th January 2022

Nominations are now open for residents of Stoke-on-Trent to be part of the 2022 Batonbearers for the illustrious Queen’s Baton Relay, as part of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Stoke-on-Trent has been given the opportunity to nominate Batonbearers to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay, which takes place between 4 and 28 July 2022.

The nominations process is now open and will close on 14 February 2022, giving the public four weeks to make their nominations via

The public nominations criteria for 2022 are as follows –

  • Nominators will be asked to provide information on how the nominee meets one or more of the selection criteria (max 100 words).
  • The minimum age of Batonbearers is 12, on 2 June 2022 (the first day of the England relay).
  • Nominees must be a UK citizen or have permission to reside in the UK between 2 June – 28 July 2022.
  • All nominees will undergo a security background check.
  • Nominees will be given one week to accept their nomination and provide further details.
  • Under 18s will require permission from a guardian to nominate and to accept a nomination.
  • All nominees will be security checked prior to the selection panels.
  • Elected officials cannot be Batonbearers in the England relay.

Councillor Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for leisure, culture and public health said:

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for residents of our city and I’m thrilled that those chosen will hold a place in history”

“We are a city awash with sporting excellence and unique sporting stories and backgrounds. Whether this is contributing to sports, our schools, the arts or fundraising for local charities. I encourage residents to come forward and nominate their sporting superstar for this fantastic opportunity”.

Please visit the Birmingham 2022 website to nominate an individual as a Batonbearer for the Queen’s Baton Relay –

Batonbearer Nominations | Birmingham 2022

Nominations for the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 close on 14 February 2022.