Sport

As a major UK city, Birmingham has a wide variety of sporting events and clubs. Whatever your interest, Birmingham will have something to satisfy your sporting needs.

The city is home to Aston Villa and Birmingham City football clubs, who will both be fighting for promotion from the Sky Bet Championship this season. Just further afield, you can easily get to Black Country rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion, with the 'Baggies' currently competing in the Premier League. 

Each year Birmingham welcomes The Aegon Classic tennis tournament which attracts world-class players from around the world to compete in both singles and doubles. This prestigious pre-Wimbledon women's tournament is held at the Edgbaston Priory Club, only a stone's throw from the University.

The Edgbaston Cricket Ground is only a short walk from our campus, perfect if you like to spend your summer days watching cricket.

Edgbaston Golf course is conveniently located between our main campus and the city, hidden amidst a small forest of trees - a peaceful break from the bustle of the city. Or, try your hand at mini golf in our local Cannon Hill Park, where you can also boat across the lake in giant swan pedalos and try plenty of sporting activities from tennis and fishing to running and cycling.

There are plenty of sports clubs and activities across the city to get involved with, including Park Runs and local hockey, squash and football teams - plus many more. The city also hosts annual sporting events such as the Great Birmingham Run.

Recreationally, the University has a huge range of sports teams you can join - whatever your ability. In 2017 we opened our state-of-the-art Sport & Fitness centre; a pioneering sports centre for the University and local community, with the city’s only 50m swimming pool.