Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) welcomes four sports as Associate Members.
- Archery Australia
- Cricket Australia
- Shooting Australia
- Volleyball Australia
Associate Members include sports not currently on the Games program, but may be in future.
All four have previously participated in editions of the Games and are all seeking inclusion on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games program.
“Being an inclusive organisation, CGA changed its membership categories in 2018 to provide a vehicle for the broader Commonwealth Games community to become and remain connected”, said CGA CEO Craig Phillips.
Archery was a program sport on two occasions (Brisbane 1982 and Delhi 2010) and have collected a gold in Delhi to the men’s recurve team and a bronze medal in Brisbane when the sport made its Games debut.
Cricket famously made its debut in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 where a star-studded Australian men’s team captained by Steve Waugh won the silver medal.
Beach volleyball made its debut on the Gold Coast where the Australian men’s team won gold and women’s team won the silver medal.
Shooting has been on the Games program on 13 occasions and has been one of Australia’s most successful medal contributors, collecting 70 gold, 60 silver and 45 bronze medals since its debut in Kingston, Jamaica in 1966. Shooting has been on the Games program at every edition with the exception of the 1970 Games in Edinburgh, however is not currently on the program for Birmingham.
Confirmed Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games sports are Aquatics (Swimming and Diving), Athletics, Badminton, Basketball (3×3), Boxing, Cycling (Mountain, Road, Track), Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic), Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby 7’s, Squash, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting (including Powerlifting) and Wrestling.