Rejuvenating Sport In The Community
Local Leagues Ltd is a voluntary (not-for-profit) organisation based in Balsall Heath, Birmingham founded by local residents in 1996 to provide organised sustainable sport and recreational activities for children and young people living in the deprived communities across Birmingham.
Local Leagues\\\\\\\' aim is to provide young people from inner city areas of Birmingham between the ages of 7 and 16 with interesting, exciting, supervised, structured, and sustained physical activities that take place within walking distance of their homes. To this aim, Local Leagues also pro-actively works to train coaches from the local communities to play an integral part in the delivery of this concept. We aim to create a coherent sports, leisure, and recreation strategy for young people and provide constructive environments in which they can develop their social and personal skills.
Local Leagues has been instrumental in raising the profile of sport and the social and health benefits sport has to offer in developing cohesive and healthy communities. Local Leagues works towards the ethos of \\\\\\\"Sport For All\\\\\\\" in the belief that this will create more harmonious and unified communities and our ideology has developed from a successful pilot project called \\\\\\\"Sport in the Community\\\\\\\" in which Undergraduate students from Birmingham’s three universities volunteered their leisure time to assist school P.E. coordinators and provide extra curricular sports coaching and elementary skills training.