The date of the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon has been announced as October 15, 2017. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic news that Birmingham has been chosen to stage an international marathon and now the countdown has begun to October 15, 2017 – a date which I’m sure will […]
Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, looks ahead to this weekend’s British Championships and what this means for Britain’s chances in Rio The Road to Rio winds its way through Perry Barr this weekend, when the Alexander Stadium welcomes the British Championships – an event which is a firm favourite on Birmingham’s sporting calendar […]
As the best of Britain’s current Olympic hopefuls look forward to winning their place in Team GB for the Rio Olympics at the British Championships on 24-26 June, former Olympic bronze medallist and Commonwealth champion Kelly Sotherton today became the first athlete to be commemorated in Birmingham’s ‘Parade of Champions’. The ‘Parade of Champions’ will […]
A voluntary group from Birmingham which manages the Holford Drive Community Sports Hub has had its work recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Holford Drive Community […]
Birmingham is set to confirm its status as the UK’s home of athletics this month when it hosts two key athletics events on the road to Rio. Both the Birmingham Diamond League on Sunday 5 June and the British Championships from 24 to 26 June are organised by British Athletics, in partnership with Birmingham City […]
The Government has issued a Holding Notice on the Birmingham Development Plan using its powers under the new Housing and Planning Act. Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Clearly it is very disappointing that the Government has chosen to make this decision in spite of the positive outcome of the independent planning […]
As Sport England unveil plans to tackle inactivity, Birmingham is leading the way thanks to a range of FREE initiatives aimed at getting Brummies off the couch.