For the third successive year, CMA Video will be creating another disability sport video with the filming of the Birmingham Disability Sports Fest, organised by Sport Birmingham. The annual celebration starts a week long sporting programme of activities and events based around disability sport and getting more people into sport and physical activity. The launch event takes place on Saturday 13 April and will feature appearances by Team GB Paralympians as well as demonstrations of a number of sports giving visitors and spectators the opportunity to try out new sports or find out where they can take part. The week of activities will be offically launched by Blind Dave, the visually impaired marathon runner who ran seven marathons, on seven continents in seven days.
Everything from tennis to cycling and dance to football will be covered as local clubs and groups demonstrate the activities on offer to new and existing members.
Sport Birmingham is part of a national network of 45 CSPs which receives core funding from Sport England, and is one of 6 CSPs in the West Midlands area.
The organisation plays a key role in shaping sport and physical activity strategy and policy; developing key strategic partnerships with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector sport and leisure providers; attracting Investment, levering funding and supporting the delivery of partner programmes (in particular, National Governing Bodies of Sport).
Sport Birmingham works with partners to drive up levels of participation and success in sport at the grassroots level, and supports clubs, coaches and volunteers to ensure that sporting provision meets local need. The organisation also works closely with national agencies and funding bodies to aid the delivery of their national strategy and plans across the city.
To get a flavour of past Disability Sports Fests at Birmingham Alexander Stadium and Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, our previous disability sport video productions are here. To find out more about disability sport in Birmingham click here