Commonwealth Games signal our opportunity ahead

An open letter from ASC CEO, Kieren Perkins OAM

The Commonwealth Games was the event that ignited my own self-belief as a young athlete and, for sure, it will continue to be a catalyst for Aussie sporting success as we commence this exciting Green and Gold runway towards the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.

At these upcoming Birmingham Games we’ll naturally celebrate champions who stand on the podium, but equally I look forward to seeing those emerging young athletes who take the next steps in their sporting careers. The Commonwealth Games help create World and Olympic champions of the future.

The Commonwealth Games will continue to play an essential role over the next decade, which is shaping as a defining era for Australian sport.

After Birmingham, the Commonwealth Games will return to Australian shores in 2026, in Victoria. It will be among a throng of world cups and world championships that will be hosted in Australia over the coming years, across sports such as cricket, basketball, cycling, football, rugby, netball and more. This is our Green and Gold runway to Brisbane 2032.

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