Today sees the announcement that Pride Sports, as part of the Pride House Birmingham 2022 legacy programme are bidding to bring the European Gay & Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) EuroGames to Birmingham in the summer of 2024.

EuroGames is Europe’s largest annual LGBTQI+ inclusive sports event. Birmingham 2024 will see an estimated 5,500 participants joining together across the city to compete in 23 different sports. The programme aims to be the most diverse yet and will include parasport as well as opportunities for all gender identities to compete.

Pride House Birmingham, is an LGBTIQ+ community welcome space for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, one of the world’s largest multi sports events coming to Birmingham in July next year. Pride House Birmingham is being developed and delivered by a local team, which includes local LGBTIQ+ community leaders Piero Zizzi and Neil Basterfield.

Lou Englefield, Director of Pride Sports leading the bid says “we have worked together with Birmingham City Council, UK sport’s national governing bodies and local LGBTIQ+ sports clubs to bring together what we believe is an extremely strong bid. We want, not only to host a fantastic, well organised event, as a celebration of LGBTIQ+ sporting enjoyment and excellence, but also to build the participation in sport and physical activity of LGBTIQ+ people in the West Midlands”

Birmingham will compete against Vienna for the rights to host the event and the winning bid will be announced by December 31 2021.

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