Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will travel to Pembrokeshire

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Pembrokeshire on its final trip before handing over to England this summer as the full route is revealed.

Birmingham 2022 hosts the 16e Official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey that brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth in the lead up to the Games.

In Wales, the Queen’s Baton Relay will provide communities with the opportunity to experience the excitement of Birmingham 2022 as the breathtaking 11 days of sport draw ever closer.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is due to travel through Wales for five days, before returning to England and culminating in the Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony on July 28, 2022.

Kicking off on Wednesday June 29 in Anglesey, North Wales, the Baton will travel across the country and South Wales, with a Grand Final in Swansea on Sunday July 3.

A packed schedule of activities and events is planned for the Queen’s Baton Relay, with opportunities to highlight the stories of the baton bearers in their communities.

While in Pembrokeshire on Friday 1st In July, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit an Iron Age village, travel by boat with Sea Cadets, meet the Jemima army and travel by military vehicle.

The activity program for Baton’s Time in Pembrokeshire includes:

  • Arrive at Castell Henllys to walk through the Iron Age village, carried by pupils from local schools (this will not be open to the public)
  • Meet at the lower town of Fishguard before the boat transfer to Goodwick
  • Face off against Jemima’s army that repelled Britain’s last invasion
  • Finish at Ysgol Bro Gwaun where other activities are scheduled throughout the day (not open to the public)

Members of the public are encouraged to get involved in the celebrations and welcome the arrival of the Baton, taking the opportunity to experience the buzz of Birmingham 2022 in their community.

The Team Wales website will be updated with information over the next few weeks, with details of events and where to plot the route.

Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Cllr Rhys Sinnett, said: ‘It is a huge honor to have the Queen’s Baton Relay visiting Pembrokeshire in this Platinum Jubilee year.

“With local partners, our teams have worked hard with organizers over many months to create a relay that encapsulates how the Games bring people together, but also offers a flavor of the beauty of Pembrokeshire and the spirit of our people.

“As a Council, we view sport and recreation as vitally important to health and well-being and this is a welcome opportunity to highlight the positive impact of staying active throughout our lives.

“We also hope this visit will help inspire the next generation of athletes to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games of the future.

“We would love to see people come out and support the Baton traveling to North Pembrokeshire and more details to follow.”

Cllr Di Clements, Deputy Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, said: “It will be an honor to host the Queen’s Baton Relay as it travels across Wales.

“Over the past few years, Pembrokeshire has established itself as a world-class destination for sporting events and has established itself as a source of inspiration, not only for professional athletes, but also for those of all ages and of all abilities to get out and get active.

“The staff will be transported to the Iron Age village of Castell Henllys by pupils of Ysgol Eglwyswrw, who will be welcomed by the village headman, Liz Moore. Liz worked for the Authority for many years and played a key role in establishing the attraction’s popular schools curriculum, which teaches about conservation and sustainability as well as life in the Iron Age.These themes will feature prominently during the day, with workshops on sustainability and Iron Age sporting activities to follow the event.

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