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Do you have a connection with the Commonwealth?

Commonwealth Games and the Paralympics currently taking place in Tokyo, Warwick District Council is asking local people to share their connections to the Commonwealth. Whether it’s a short story, a personal experience, or a link to a local community, they are aiming to find a local link to all 54 Commonwealth countries.

If you are looking for inspiration, the council will be sharing videos from local athletes about their own connections to the Commonwealth. And with the Bowls England National Finals taking place at Victoria Park Bowling Greens in Royal Leamington Spa until Sunday 5 September, we spoke to international Lawn Bowls player and Commonwealth Games Medalist Jamie Lea-Winch’s about her story from the Delhi games in 2010. You can watch her inspiring video here.

But your connection does not need to be sports-related. It could be work-related, or you might have been involved in a charitable or community project in the Commonwealth, maybe your family and friends that live in the Commonwealth will provide you with an interesting story to tell?

For further information on the Commonwealth Connections initiative, the upcoming general sale ticket ballot and activities happening in the district visit