A Spark in Sparkbrook

The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) hosted a Commonwealth Games inspired Festival in partnership with Ackers Adventure and Birmingham Youth Sports Academy. 

We invited the local residents to Golden Hillock Sports ground to celebrate the commonwealth games and join in on the fun! Marva told us she was excited upon receiving the flyer, ‘this was the first time’ she had engaged in the variety of sporting activity available on the day.

It was a great day for the community with lots of different activities from archery to running races.

Attiyah’s family were very excited “one thing ticked off in the summer”! It’s important for families to have something free to do during the holidays “residents can’t really afford to go out and about.’ All of her family had a wonderful time, taking part in everything.

It was great to see regular Ackers participants joining in as well as locals who were out and about. Immanual, a local resident of Sparkbrook told us that he ‘went for a normal stroll in the park and discovered an activity that my daughter loves (archery) due to TAWS’. When Immanual heard about the Share Shack, a facility which enables TAWS members to borrow items for free, he beamed that ‘it keeps getting better’ and that ‘going forward we will continue to get her involved’.

Find out more about our share shack and how you can get involved  here

“We turned up at The Ackers for our weekly family football with my dad, nieces, and nephews, we were pleasantly surprised to find TAWS here with amazing activities for all ages. We all had so much fun. I finally managed to get a 10 on the archery. Thank you so much!”. – Chadega

We would like to thank our funders Birmingham City Council for making events like this possible and a huge thank you to our partners Ackers Adventure and Birmingham Youth Sports Academy for all their support in planning and delivery on the day.

Get involved! Find out about our range of FREE activities and sessions. There is no need to book, simply come along! To make registration quicker, sign up to a wellbeing card.

Sameena Bibi
Author: Sameena Bibi

Marketing Executive at The Active Wellbeing Society.