THE Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will reach Ceredigion on Thursday, June 30, during its southerly journey through Wales on its way to the Commonwealth Games.

Organisers say the Baton Relay will provide the opportunity for communities to experience the excitement for Birmingham 2022, as the 11 days of show-stopping sport gets closer.

The Queen’s Baton is set to travel through Wales over five days, kicking off on in Ynys Môn on Wednesday, June 29.

It will travel down the country and across the south, with a grand finale in Swansea on Sunday, July 3.

It will then return to England, culminating at the opening ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July 28. A busy schedule of activities and events are planned for the Relay, with opportunities to highlight untold stories from Batonbearers who are striving for change in their community.

The Baton will stay overnight at the Urdd Centre at Llangrannog before moving onto Pembrokeshire – stopping off at Castell Henllys and Fishguard – on Friday, July 1.

Catrin M S Davies, Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Customer Services, said: “Welcoming the Baton to Ceredigion gives us a chance to showcase our wonderful county, to celebrate our successful athletes as well as inspire the next generation.

“Our Batonbearers have been chosen for their inspiring achievements, their backgrounds and stories and they include those recognised for their contributions to their local community, whether that be in sport, or through their voluntary work.”

One of the confirmed Ceredigion Baton bearers is Lampeter's Anwen Butten, who was nominated for her achievements in lawn bowls.

Anwen is Ceredigion’s most celebrated Commonwealth Games Athlete having won bronze at the 2002 and 2010 Games.

She will be making her sixth consecutive Commonwealth Games appearance at Birmingham.

The Baton has previously visited Commonwealth nations and territories in Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas, with the UK being the last stop.

Commonwealth Games Wales CEO, Chris Jenkins said ‘Having the opportunity to travel across Wales, engage with people in their communities, and be part of so many different events really does bring us together as a country.”