Sport Birmingham’s responsibility to build sustainable activity across Communities

This is the title of the presentation that  Mike Chamberlain, Chief Executive, Sport Birmingham, will be giving at the conference Enterprise and Collaboration – The way forward for community sport and physical activity in the West Midlands.

The event takes place on 28th April 2015 at Signing Tree Conference Centre, Ladywood, Birmingham B16 8SZ.

This is a one-day event focussing on how community sports providers can meet the challenges and benefit from new opportunities created by changes in people’s lives,the political landscape and the economic situation

Delegates will come from community sports clubs, community trust at professional sports clubs, governing bodies of sport, local authorities, community sports trusts, informal sports providers, community sports enterprises, sports governing bodies, community groups and other community sports providers.

Mike Chamberlain’s presentation will cover Sport Birmingham, as the County Sports Partnership for Birmingham, have a mission to harness the power of sport and physical activity to improve lives across the City; they have been an independent company and registered charity since summer 2014.  Here they will launch the ‘Community Sports Alliance’ for Birmingham, bringing together all of the key strategic partners leading in sport, physical activity and health to become an effective support team to enable community organisations  to develop and enhance their reach, quality and impact.  Sport Birmingham is committed to providing leadership and the recent Birmingham Scrutiny report ‘A means to an end – increasing participation in sport and physical activity’ reinforces the role of the partnership and the need to take a ‘whole system approach’ to identify barriers, engage all citizens, and build an effective delivery network.

Mike Chamberlain is the Chief Executive of Sport Birmingham, and formerly a Director of Sport at the University of Wolverhampton; he is an ex Judo international player and currently Commonwealth Masters Champion, as well as being a Circuit Training coach for over 20 years.

For further information about this event contact Svend Elkjaer on 01423 326 660. email or go to

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