SPORTS clubs across the Dudley borough are being urged to “seize the opportunity” to get involved in one of the biggest global events during the Commonwealth Games festivities this summer.

Dudley Council is searching for clubs to attend Queen’s Baton Relay events on Sunday July 24 and Commonwealth Games festival events from Monday August 1 to Sunday August 7 at parks across the borough.

There will be a range of opportunities for clubs to promote their sport as part of these community events, including live demonstrations and activities.

Councillor Simon Phipps, Dudley Council's cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said: "We’re looking forward to staging some fantastic events to bring the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the Games to Dudley.

"Sports clubs and groups are an important part of our community and we want them to seize this massive opportunity to be a part of the celebrations.

"We’re inviting them to join in with these events, show off their skills to new audiences and help more people to get into sport."

Organisations interested in taking part in an event can get in touch with Dudley Council’s Commonwealth Games team via

Active Black Country are also looking for applications from sports and community groups for Sport England funding to help communities in the Black Country to get involved in sport and physical activity.

Eligible community organisations can apply for grants of between £100 and £2,500 for their project or event.

The deadline for funding applications is Monday August 8. More details are available on the Active Black Country website.

For more information on the Commonwealth Games events taking place in Dudley borough this summer, including the Queen’s Baton Relay and the men’s and women’s cycling time trials, visit the council's Commonwealth Games hub.