Birmingham is set to welcome Jamaican Para-athletes in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

The Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) has sent a delegation of athletes and coaches to Birmingham, where they are to take part in a training camp prior to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the city.

JPA sport manager Neville Sinclair and Sandra Reittie, the Jamaican international umpire in table tennis and head of the delegation have travelled to the United Kingdom.

The country's athletes are due to train alongside others from Commonwealth nations.

"The training camp will certainly allow our athletes to acclimatise for the big day and will expose them to competition that we expect they will meet in the summer," said Reittie.

Jamaica's Para-sport athletes largely compete in athletics ©Getty Images
Jamaica's Para-sport athletes largely compete in athletics ©Getty Images

JPA President Christopher Samuda said these training camps were crucial to helping athletes prepare for Birmingham 2022.

"The JPA is hoping that prior training camps from our athletes and coaches in countries hosting international events will become a feature for us in our ongoing efforts to optimise athletes' performance and, from an administrative perspective, advance the professionalisation of the delivery of Games," said Samuda.

Athletics, swimming, lawn bowls, powerlifting, 3x3 wheelchair basketball, cycling, table tennis and triathlon are all due to hold Para-sport events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place from July 28 to August 8.