BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 14: A general view of a community basketball court revamped in Summerfield Park, Ladywood to launch the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games regional ticket ballot, opening 14 July for West Midlands residents on July 14, 2021 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Birmingham 2022)

14th July – To mark the launch of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games West Midlands ticket ballot, a public basketball court in Summerfield Park has been magnificently transformed.

The court, which was designed and painted by Team England basketball player Kofi Josephs and local graffiti artist Zuke, was officially opened today. Team England players, including team GB captain Myles Hesson, took to the court alongside local residents, Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, Leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward, and Birmingham born athletics legend Mark Lewis-Francis. 

The tired court has been refurbished with a new street art design and splashed with vibrant colours. It is now a landmark within the park, open for everyone to use and leaves a lasting legacy of the Games in the heart of the West Midlands community.

If you are a West Midlands resident, apply here for tickets to be part of the action at Birmingham 2022 – birmingham2022.com.