The City North Sports Clubs are  a vehicle to use sport for social action creating 10 new community sports clubs to deliver this innovative programmes of delivery specifically to women & girls, significantly increasing participation in sport among this group. There is a clear correlation between Asian/Somalian females and low levels of physical activity after the age of 14.

This is particularly evident in the cases of female residents living in the 4 wards of Soho (Hockley & Newtown), Perry Barr Ward, Aston Ward, Lozells & East Handsworth Ward. The project will deliver 10 new community focused sports clubs offering fun taster sessions, participatory games & competitive matches where appropriate in 10 sports linking in with all current Sport England provision.

The Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) identified that only 5% of sport media coverage is for women’s sport and research from the charity revealed that women's sport receives just 0 5% of all commercial women s sport and research from the charity revealed that women s sport receives just 0.5% of all commercial sponsorship, while only one in five board members of national governing bodies are women.

16-24’s and over 65’s are the only age groups that recorded a decrease in participation amongst women. All other age groups increased. in addition there is good evidence to suggest that women or girls like individual as oppose to team sports thus reducing the participant numbers greatly. Not only are there fewer team sports to take part in than individual sports, but the profile of the role models in individual sports is significantly higher than the profile of those taking part in team sports.This means that inspiring and encouraging young women and girls to take part in team sports is even harder. This means that inspiring and encouraging young women and girls to take part in team sports is even harder than for individual sports and activities.

For further information please contact Dawn Blake - Community Sports Activator

Tel: 0121 678 8844, Mobile: 07944492108, Email: Dawn.Blake@Babasketball.co.uk

Women Only Session

Day Cost Time Who Where Activator
Monday   - 1:30 - 2:30pm Pupils Only Avecinna Academy, Eman Centre, Sycamore Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B6 5UH Dawn Blake
Monday   - 6pm - 7:30pm Women Only Avecinna Academy, Eman Centre, Sycamore Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B6 5UH Dawn Blake
Monday   - 5:30pm - 7pm Women Only (Netball)
The Maltings, 165 Granville Street, Birmingham, B1 1JY
Odelia Tshibwabwa
Tuesday   - 10:30am - 12:00pm Inspire Women Only Laurel Road Community Centre, B21 9PB Dawn Blake
Wednesday   - 1:30pm - 3:30pm Pupils Only Avecinna Academy, Eman Centre, Sycamore Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B6 5UH Dawn Blake
Wednesday   - 6pm - 7pm Women Only Avecinna Academy, Eman Centre, Sycamore Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B6 5UH Dawn Blake
Sunday   - 4pm - 5:30 Women Only (Netball) The Maltings, 165 Granville Street, Birmingham, B1 1JY Rianne Lynch/ Itunu Bello