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Queen’s Baton Relay Birmingham

Birmingham will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Monday 2 June 2014 with the chance to participate in Commonwealth sports as the baton travels around the city with the batonbearers.

At 8.30am the baton will be in Victoria Square, followed by visits to Sunset Park in Ladywood, Holders Lane playing fields in Moseley, Ward End Park and ending in Centenary Square at 6.15pm.  In each of the venues there will be a chance to watch demonstrations of sports, join in or meet the athletes.  The Lord Mayor will be in attendance throughout the day.

Pritesh Pattni, a sports volunteer and Emergency Support Officer with Birmingham City Council’s Resilience Team will be one of the baton bearers.

Pritesh has been a sports volunteer for over 25 years. His sport is badminton and he has given most of his volunteering time to Bidgley Badminton Club which is now a charity.

When he first began at the club there were few participants. His hard work transformed the club’s fortunes. It now has 15 coaches helping over 200 people improve their skills with a shuttlecock every week.

The club is aimed at young people between the age of 9-18. Pritesh works hard to make sure it is open and welcoming to all. It was the first disabled club in the West Midlands, with 24 disabled participants. Pritesh also dedicates a lot of time to encouraging participants from ethnic minority backgrounds to get involved, as well as running women only sessions.

Birmingham Resilience Team are very proud of Pritesh and congratulate him on performing this honourable role as well as having been one of the Olympic torch bearers in 2012.

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