2022 Commonwealth Games

As previously advised due to the postponement of the 2022 Oceania Championships Wrestling Australia has been required to revise the nomination criteria for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Please see here for the revised nomination criteria.

Entries are now open for the 2022 National Championships being held on the 15th of May in Canberra: 2022 Senior National Championships – ACT Wrestling – revolutioniseSPORT

The 2022 National Championships is part of the attached nomination criteria.

Further information will be provided shortly about the camp being conducted in April.


Wrestling Australia

UPDATE 23/03/2022

Dear Members and Athletes,

Due to the postponements of the 2022 Oceania Championships a new and adjusted nomination criteria for Commonwealth Games will be submitted to Commonwealth Games Australia for approval.

The process and plan has been submitted for legal approval as a formality and will be finalised next week.

In the meantime we would like you to continue with your preparations therefore have listed a summary of the key events or items for the new nomination process for you to preview.

Training Camp

  • A training camp will be conducted at the Australian Institute of Sport from the 23rd to the 28th of April.

2022 National Championships

  • Attendance is required at the 2022 National Championships on the 15th May at the Australian Institute of Sport

Training Camp

  • A training camp will be conducted at the Australian Institute of Sport from the 16th to the 20th of May.

Commonwealth Games (summary)

  • Assessment of Performance at 2022 National Championships.
  • Assessment of performance at your Institute of Sport within your state from March to May (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Assessment of Performance at Wrestling Camp in Canberra, A.I.S in April and May.
  • Only 6 x Athletes in total can be selected for Commonwealth Games Qualification.

This is a summary only and does not detail all conditions. The full criteria will be released next week once legal authorisation is received.

UPDATE 10/03/2022

Today Wrestling Australia learned via UWW that the Oceania Championships event has now been postponed until the new dates of 17th to 19th of June 2022 and will still be in Guam. This is due to a majority of the other Oceania nations still having Pandemic restrictions on travel. It was very disappointing news to us, especially given that we have spent countless hours & days preparing documentation, compliance and accommodation.

If you have booked your flights, you may want to cancel them immediately.

For athletes who are within Commonwealth Games weight divisions and trying to qualify for Birmingham, over the next week the HP Committee will reconvene and provide an updated calendar of selection events / camps. Only athletes who already qualified for Oceania on the 20th of February will be considered for selection to Birmingham.

It is also likely that the National Championships to be held in ACT Canberra will be brought forward to May 2022.

WAL will advise the updated calendar later next week and as soon as the revised dates are approved.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Birmingham 2022, is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, England.

The freestyle Wrestling event will take place at Coventry Stadium & Indoor Arena on the 5th and the 6th of Augusts 2022 where competitors will compete across a range of different weight categories.

Weight categories 

Senior Female Freestyle

Senior Male Freestyle














The daily schedule for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been released today with the organisers confirming which sports will be held on each of the 11 days of competition Birmingham 2022

Main points to note:

  • Opening Ceremony Thursday 28 July
  • 11 days of swimming and diving, 8 days of cricket, 8 days of gymnastics and 7 days of athletics (including the marathon)
  • The Games will be the largest sports event to be held in UK since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will feature 19 sports, with eight para sports (largest ever) integrated into the programme,
  • Opening day features 14 different sports
  • Note the competition now takes place over two weekends
  • Closing Ceremony Monday 8 Aug
  • A more detailed version of the schedule, to include a session by session breakdown, will be released in the coming months
  • To find out more, visit www.birmingham2022.com where you can also sign-up to receive the latest updates about the Games and hear about tickets