Queen's Baton Relay - England

The Queen's baton will spend two days in London

England is one of six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first Games in 1930.

Since the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, England has been second in the all-time tally of Commonwealth medals with 579 Gold, 553 Silver and 563 Bronze, making 1695 medals in total. Australia have won the most medals during the Commonwealth Games with 2080 to date, including 803 golds.

England has also been the highest scoring team in seven Commonwealth Games.  

The baton arrives in England on 31 May to begin the penultimate leg of the Queen's Baton Relay, visiting 16 different locations en route to Scotland.

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31 May - The Queen's Baton arrives in Manchester before heading to Congleton, the only non-city announced as a host for the Queen's baton as it tours England.

1 June - Touring Sheffield on the second day of it's tour, the baton will visit local landmarks carried by three local batonbearers.

2 June - Heading south, the baton will spend the third day of it's tour of England in Birmingham, visiting Victoria Square, Sunset Park,, Holders Lane, Ward End Park and Centenary Square.

3 June - Reaching the south west, the baton will spend the morning in Plymouth visiting the Plymouth Life Centre before heading north to Bristol where celebration events are planned for Millennium Square and the Harbourside.

4 June - Returning to the south coast, the baton will spend day 5 of it's England tour in Southampton, where a temporary diving pool and 25m high diving board is to be installed in Guildhall Square to celebrate the baton's arrival with a spectacular high diving display.

5 June - The baton will spend it's sixth day in England touring schools around Kent, using sport to inspire young people across the county.

6 June -  Arriving in Oxford the baton will spend the morning at Magdalen College School, before heading to the Cutteslowe Summer Festival for a fun-filled afternoon.

7 and 8 June - The baton will spend the weekend in London being carried by 12 different batonbearers. On Sunday 8 the free to attend Festival of Sport will be held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with more than 30 different sports and activities taking place throughout the day to celebrate the baton's arrival.

9 June - Starting in Suffolk with a breakfast event on Lowestoft seafront, the baton will then travel to Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

10 June - In Leicester the baton will visit the Clock Tower at 11.00, before an evening of sport and local entertainment in the Town Hall Square and Gallowtree Gate from 17.00 - 20.00.

11 June - Continuing north towards Scotland the baton will spend a day in Hull, acting as centrepiece for events organised to celebrate and promote both sport and the Commonwealth.

12 June - On it's penultimate day in England the baton will visit Leeds, starting at Headingley Carnegie Stadium and visiting John Charles Centre for Sport where 1,300 children from 80 schools will try their hand at a number of Commonwealth sports, before finishing at Leeds Civic Hall.

13 June - The final leg of the baton's tour of England starts in Newcastle Gateshead, before it finally comes to an ends at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, after two weeks travelling the country.

If you are off to support the baton as it passes by you, why not download the Queen’s Baton Relay Supporters’ Kit to help cheer it on it's way.

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