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ABOUT US

HOW WE STARTED

OUR STORY

Sporting Pathways is a Birmingham based Community Interest Company. Our aims are to support equal opportunities and challenge discrimination of youth engagement in physical activity. Our organisation is female led and we aim to act as advocates and role models to females from the local community who want to better their health, enjoyment and opportunities through physical activity. We want to see more people improving their health, building their skills, raising their confidence and self-esteem through physical activity. We also want to see more communities working together, tackling social problems, and improving their quality of life through exercise.

Our Community Interest Company has previously focused on grassroots level all the way to national events which invited BAME young people especially women who are not only deprived of Education but also Sports. Some of our projects have involved in providing opportunities for Refugees/ Women involved in Domestic Violence issues. Young people with mental health issues have used our services for guidance some voluntary work/training and a coping mechanism by just meeting people from all walks of life. In the past we have led national events all voluntary led and through fundraising or small grants, We have still managed to create interest and encourage participation, but the continuation hasn’t been evident due to lack of resources and financial support.

We want to better their health; enjoyment; and opportunities through physical activity. This will build relationships in and across communities. We want to see more people improving their health; building their skills; raising their confidence and self-esteem through physical activity. We also want to see more communities working together; tackling social problems; and improving their quality of life through exercise. South Asians account for over 30% of recreational cricketers in England and Wales but only 15% of county age-group players and 4% of professional cricketers. Between 1994 and 2019 the number of black professional cricketers in the UK has fallen by 75%.