Birmingham is UK's second largest city and sits in the heart of England in a prime central location as part of the West Midlands. Birmingham is diverse and modern city with a long cultural, intellectual and sporting heritage.
Sport has always been important in Birmingham, with over 700 grass-roots sports clubs and internationally famous teams and sporting venues. Birmingham has a rich sporting history with many clubs being founded over a hundred years ago in sports such as cricket, athletics, football, basketball, boxing, tennis, hockey, water polo, swimming, lacrosse, greyhound racing and even croquet!
Birmingham was also the birthplace of the English Football League and boasts the world's oldest Lawn Tennis Club in Edgbaston. Birmingham has an excellent record of delivery many international sports events such as: ICC Champions Trophy, ICC World Cup, The Ashes, Rugby World Cup, Aegon Classic and many more.
However despite Birmingham's rich Sporting history and the thousands of acres of parks and open spaces, Birmingham has a major challenge when it comes to achieving healthy activity levels.
In Birmingham, the health cost of inactivity is £21.9m. 260,000 people are inactive, representing 30% of the population which is higher than the national average.
Sport Birmingham is the leading sports charity in the city who are on a mission to use the power of sport to improve lives across the city. Sport has a much bigger role to play in Birmingham, and the excitement of upcoming Commonwealth Games can improve interest and participation across a range of both traditional and non-traditional sports.
Being more active can provide many benefits to the city's population. It provides key diversion, relieves boredom, provides life skills and fosters social inclusion. It also has the power to unite communities, schools, clubs, coaches, volunteers and spectators like nothing else!
As Birmingham's strategic sports partnership, Sport Birmingham works closely with partners to drive positive change through creating accessible opportunities to help Birmingham residents develop a sport and activity habit that is fully ingrained into their daily lives.
Below you can find information about Birmingham, including local projects, clubs, activities, news and events. If you are an organisation or club that offers sports or leisure activities, please feel free to submit your information and we will promote via our website.
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