The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission is set to visit Birmingham later this week with just over three years to go until the start of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Coordination Commission (CoCom) is responsible for delivery oversight of the Games. It is tasked with monitoring Games delivery to scope, schedule and budget with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness.

The CoCom will be held in Birmingham from 12-13 June. It will be their second visit to the West Midlands to look at preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games following the first in December 2018.

The CoCom is Chaired by Chris Jenkins, CGF Regional Vice-President for Europe and CEO of Commonwealth Games Wales.

The other members of the four-person CoCom are Andrew Ryan, Executive Director for the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), Darren Hall, Chief Operating Officer at the CGF and Carole Forrest, Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council for Glasgow City. They will be supported by the CGF Management Team across the two days.

CGF CoCom Chair Chris Jenkins said: “The Coordination Commission is pleased to be back in Birmingham. With just over three years to go to Birmingham 2022, preparations for the Games are building momentum and excitement to host the Games in the West Midlands is continuing to grow.

“During our last visit, we saw a very positive start had been made and that all Games partners were committed to working collaboratively to ensure a great multi-sport event in 2022.

“We look forward to being updated on progress to date from the Organising Committee and partners while at the same time providing guidance and support to ensure the successful delivery of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.”
Leading the Birmingham 2022 team, who’ll be meeting with CoCom representatives, is Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer, and he spoke about the visit: “We are looking forward to welcoming the Commonwealth Games Federation Coordination Commission back to Birmingham.

“Not only is it a chance to provide them with an update on our progress but it’s also a valuable opportunity to get their advice and input, as we move forward with organising the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games – the biggest sport and cultural event ever to be staged in the West Midlands.

“We’ll be updating the CoCom on all of the progress we’ve made over the last six months, as well as talking through our exciting plans for the second half of this year and beyond.”