Australia encouraged to get behind our Aussie athletes at the Commonwealth Games

Australia is a fantastic sporting nation, and the best of our amazing athletes will begin competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday night.

From the 29th of July to the 9th of August, more than 420 elite Australian athletes will compete across all 21 sporting disciplines wearing the Green and Gold.

Sunshine Coast MP Andrew Wallace congratulated local athletes on achieving the impressive feat of being selected to compete in the Commonwealth Games.

The Fisher electorate athletes include Hannah Dodd (wheelchair basketball), Cara Koenen (netball), Katja Dedekind (swimming), Braedan Jason (swimming), Kaylee McKeown (swimming), Taylor McKeown (swimming), Alexandria Perkins (swimming), Liam Schluter (swimming), Ruby Storm (swimming), Brianna Throssell (swimming), and Joshua Yong (swimming).

“It is a great honour that my electorate has 11 representatives at the 2022 Commonwealth Games,” Mr Wallace said. “I encourage everyone to support our amazing Australian athletes.”

Para-sport at the Commonwealth Games is fully integrated into the program and para-sport medals count in a nation’s medal tally.

“I’m excited to see our para-athletes shine in Birmingham and the inclusive approach the Commonwealth Games takes.”

Shadow Minister for Sport Anne Ruston encouraged Australians to show their support by interacting on social media using #BeBoldinGold.

“I have no doubt Australians right across the country will be cheering on our athletes and even becoming inspired to take up a new sport,” Ms Ruston said.

“Australia’s representation at the 2022 Commonwealth Games is a credit to all of the coaches, support staff, families and importantly local communities who support our athletes to train and prepare for events on the world stage. I’m excited to soon be watching our Athletes make us proud to be Australians.”

For more information about our amazing athletes, and to keep up to date with their achievements, visit Home of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.