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4th Jul, 2022

Fun and games with Perry the Birmingham Commonwealth Games mascot in Whitnash

Ian Hughes 9th Aug, 2021

PERRY the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games mascot had some fun during a visit to Whitnash.

With the district set to host events including bowls and cycling, mascot Perry the Bull decided to drop in on a community event at Washbourne Fields.

Those attending had the opportunity to try out several Commonwealth Games themed sports including New Age Bowls and 3×3 basketball.

Whitnash mayor Adrian Barton said: So many of our local residents enjoyed the event and I know we will all look forward to next year when we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy watching the Lawn Bowls and Para Bowls in Leamington and the cycling road race in Warwick.”

Matt Western, MP for Warwick and Leamington, also attended the event.

He said: “I really enjoyed trying my hand at a few different Commonwealth Games sports. I am keen to have another go at bowls.

“The Games will be a major boost for our region, showcasing all that the district has to offer for spectators and visitors as we welcome them to our district next year.”

Christina Boxer, past Olympian, Commonwealth Gold and Silver medallist and Commonwealth Games Programme Manager for Warwick District Council, continues to prepare for the event.

She said: “This is the third of four annual events across the different towns in the district to share the excitement of Games with our local communities.

“It has been great to see so many families and young people in Whitnash actively enjoying the event and learning more about next year’s Commonwealth Games.”

* PEOPLE still have time to apply to become a volunteer for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The dealine for applications is August 17. The majority of the 13,000 volunteer roles do not need any formal experience or qualifications, with full training provided. Roles include drivers, first aiders, meet and greeters, venue preppers, kit carriers, courtside assistants, and everything in between to help the Games run smoothly and create a unique experience right across the region.

To apply to volunteer and find out more about the Commonwealth Collective, visit



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