On Thursday, 21 July, Rugby will officially welcome the Queens Baton.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on 28 July 2022. Kicking off on Thursday 2nd June, the Baton will spend four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The Baton will then resume the international journey and return to England on Monday 4th July to commence a 25-day tour of the regions.
Cllr. Seb Lowe, Conservative Leader of Rugby Borough Council, said, "The Queen’s Baton relay is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Rugby to get involved with the Commonwealth games. On 21 July there will be a community day in Caldecott Park before the Baton relay continues through Rugby town centre on its journey to the games. I’m looking forward to the day, and hope that communities make the most of their chance to be involved in the games.”
During its time in Rugby, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Caldecott Park and Rugby School and will experience community sports activities in the park.
The schedule of activity for the Baton’s time in Rugby includes:
- 2.19pm, Community Festival, Caldecott Park
- 2.35pm, Relay through the Town Centre, North Street and High Street
- 2.45pm, Rugby School Reception
For more on the Queens Baton see here