Walsall is going to host the 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championships. This is debut for the town in an international sporting competition of this scale.
The Championships, from 25-29 September 2019 is featuring a broad range of categories including juniors, seniors, veterans.
More than 1,000 athletes are expected to travel to the area throughout the competition.
“We are incredibly proud to have been selected as the venue for the Judo Commonwealth Championships. This will be the first time we will host an international sporting competition of this scale on one of our campuses, and this will be an important step forward in the development of Walsall as a sporting destination.”, tells Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Geoff Layer.