Let’s all say hello to Perry, our new official mascot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Perry is inspired by the design of ten-year-old Emma Lou, the winner of a national design competition that took place over the summer of 2020. The competition tasked children aged 5-15 with creating a mascot that reflects the identity, heritage and culture of the West Midlands.

The winning design was combined with the findings of the first ever Virtual Mascot Summit in July 2020. The summit saw more than 50 children from across the West Midlands take part in tasks to develop the mascot’s characteristics, values, and movements, helping to inspire Perry’s personality.

Perry becomes an icon for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the biggest sports event to be held in the UK for a decade and will be seen by a global audience of more than one billion people.

Perry will be visiting schools, community groups and events when restrictions allow. There will also be educational packs for schools in the weeks ahead.