2022 Commonwealth Games

UPDATED 15/10/2021

Dear Members & Friends of Wrestling,

This information is for all wrestlers who intend to trial and compete to qualify for selection on the Australian Team to compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Due to International & State border restrictions, health & safety concerns as well as prohibitive quarantine requirements, Wrestling Australia has decided to cancel all camps for 2021 and remove the South African based December 2021 Commonwealth Championships from the nomination criteria currently required to qualify for the Commonwealth Games.

This means there will be a revised nomination criteria developed by the High Performance Committee that will focus on qualification events and camps within the first quarter of 2022. The High Performance Committee will do their very best to keep the criteria local to Australia.

Wrestling Australia will provide you with an updated nomination criteria before the end of 2021 and as soon as the High Performance Committee determines the new pathway to qualification.

Wrestling Australia encourages all athletes when possible, to maintain focus and continue to train, develop and prepare the best possible YOU for the qualification events.

The Commonwealth Games Association recently awarded Wrestling one additional spot, this brings the number of maximum competitors that Wrestling Australia can nominate to a total of six.

Yours Sincerely

Wrestling Australia Limited

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