Sport Birmingham and Volunteering

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Sport Birmingham Coaching & Volunteering

Welcome to the SEPTEMBER edition of the Sport Birmingham Coach and Volunteer e-newsletter.

We aim to provide you with all the latest opportunities including upcoming coaching courses, volunteer and paid deployment and relevant news from the world of coaching!

After a successful 18th months, Spirit of 2012 have confirmed funding that will see the INCLUSIVE FUTURES initiative in Birmingham delivered for a further 12 months. Inclusive Futures is a national
leadership and volunteering initiative for young people, with a special emphasis on inclusion. The project focuses on young people aged 14-19 with or without disabilities, volunteering alongside each other to support and deliver physical activities in schools and communities across the city. The aim of the project is to support and increase the capacity of local sports providers to deliver inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities in local communities.

If you are or know of young people aged 14-19 and would be interested in a new volunteering challenge email for more information.


An exciting opportunity to get involved in the Paralympic sport of Goalball has arisen. Goalball is a fast developing sport and help is required to support the development of Birmingham Goalball Club based at the Lighthouse Youth Centre.

There are a variety of roles available from delivering coaching sessions, supporting the delivery of events / competitions as well as behind the scenes tasks like marketing and social media.

No experience is necessary as training will be provided but a passion for inclusive sport is essential.


For more volunteering opportunities and coaching vacancies check out our website.


Mohammed Arif, 45, has gained much from cricket since taking it up as an inner-city Birmingham schoolboy playing in parks in the 1980s. 3 decades on, he’s still involved in the game and having followed the coaching pathway as a club, community and now county coach he is still giving back.

Mohammed always aims to provide young people with enjoyment and encouragement during his sessions and believes that cricket is for all, whether it’s a county session or playing tape ball in the parks or MUGAS across Birmingham.

In this article Mohammed talks about his journey as a coach and how his philosophy has developed ove time.


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Upcoming Courses

Leadership in Running Fitness Award – 11th Oct
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Level 2 Cricket (Women Only) – 11th Oct, 1st, 8th Nov
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Safeguarding & Protecting Children – 20th Oct
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Emergency First Aid – 28th Oct
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Level 1 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics – 18th Oct & 7th, 8th Nov
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Level 2 Multi Skills Award – 24th, 25th Oct & 1st Nov
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Archery GB Instructor Award – 4th, 5th, 6th Dec
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For more info on courses check out our Training Brochure here

Sports Coach UK have a number fantastic resources for coaches at all levels from participation to performance. Click on th the links below to find out more about areas that may be of interest you: