Volunteering With us

what we do...



The Birmingham A's were formed in April 2004 by local members of the community who wanted to offer talented young people in the community the opportunity of youth leadership roles on our community programmes. The club has gone from strength to strength and can now boast that it is by far the largest community basketball club in the city with the widest range of basketball delivery, nurturing and operating teams at all ages and skill levels across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

The club has been awarded lottery funding to work with the most deprived areas of Birmingham. We are currently running three programmes in which volunteers can get involved. These are the  Health Education Road-show, which goes into local schools educating children or young people on the value of living a healthy lifestyle, the Yes U Can programme which delivers prevention/intervention programmes to youth offenders, gang members or those with behavioural support needs and the District League which is the development of 50 basketball clubs throughout the city over the next five years.

Our aim is to make a real change in the lives of the young people we are engaged with. This work is primarily delivered across North Birmingham, however the project is currently expanding due to its effectiveness in tackling the issues faced by the young people in our city.


who to talk to

If you’re interested in a volunteering opportunity with us you can contact us directly by email, phone, or on our Facebook page (Birmingham A’s Basketball Club). Our office is based in the city centre, just by the Bullring Shopping Centre. If you would like to pop in for a chat with one of the team then just contact us on the details provided below to arrange a time that is suitable for you.




Nigel Hanson

Tel: 0121 678 8844

E-mail: nigel.hanson@babasketball.co.uk



   Athan Walkes

Senior Community Sports Activator

Tel: 0121 678 8844

E-mail: athan.walkes@babasketball.co.uk

Recent Posts

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    @CoachOllie on the road with 5 or 6 players it is basically impossible to play man 2 man. As a team you simply don't have the fouls to give