Name of the Game

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You can help decide which sporting hero the gym will be named after in our new £55 million sports centre!

Community activity and elite performance will take place side by side when the University of Birmingham’s new £55 million sports centre opens. You can help us to name the gym in this exciting new development by voting for your favourite sporting hero who has pledged their support to our new sports centre.

Show your support for this fantastic facility by choosing your sporting hero – will it be Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds, Ironman Champion Chrissie Wellington, or Test Cricketer Gladstone Small? Who would you like to champion?

Voting has now closed. Thanks to everyone who voted - the winner will be announced soon!

Ellie Simmonds


Britain’s golden girl – World Record breaking Paralympic champion

Gladstone Small


England cricketer - the nicest man to ever bowl fast for a living

Chrissie Wellington


Four time World Ironman Champion, World Record Holder and big smiler