our Work

Working alongside a wide range of community partners, BSEF delivers several targeted interventions designed to promote positive lifestyle choices, reduce antisocial behaviour (ASB) and crime, improve health and reduce social isolation amongst vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. BSEF is dedicated to providing programmes that focus on inclusion for everybody regardless of ability, race, gender, background or age. We work tirelessly across the Midlands to promote this message and deliver a range of programmes to make sure everybody has the same chance to get involved in sports and other development opportunities.

Facts & Figures
  • 2700 – Number of hours of sport and physical activity delivered by BSEF each year
  • 1000 – Number of young people taking part in at least one hour of high-quality sport and physical activity each week
  • 286 – Number of vocational qualifications achieved by individuals through our programmes
  • 50 – Number of hours of sport and physical activity delivered by BSEF each week
  • Over 50 – Number of schools BSEF have worked with in the past five years


Jo Walker Memorial Project
In February 2016, BSEF were awarded funding through Big Lottery's Awards for All scheme to deliver a project commemorating the life of one of our coaches, Jo Walker, who sadly passed away last year. There were a number of schools that Jo had long-standing relationships with and this project enabled us to extend the positive impact Jo had on the lives of pupils at these schools through the delivery of a programme of extracurriular coaching sessions and celebration events. We were also able to offer pupils the chance to complete leadership qualifications, enabling them to take on a more active role in the delivery of extracurricular sport and thus helping to extend the impact of Jo’s and BSEF’s work. Commemorative plaques were installed at each school ensuring that Jo's legacy lives on.


Woodthorpe Primary School

BSEF has worked in Woodthorpe Primary School since 2015 providing extra-curricular basketball sessions for its pupils. Matt Trevor, head of physical education said "As a school we have benefited massively from the implementation of a BSEF basketball coach over the past 18 months. This has enabled all of our children in KS2 to receive high quality delivery from an experienced ex-professional basketball player. We have also been able to plan CPD for staff, as well as arrange sport-specific educational visits in the Birmingham area. With BSEF's support we have been able to provide our children with the latest sporting equipment and have reaped the rewards in the form of success stories of basketball excellence across the city. BSEF have enabled us to help build a sustainable platform in the sport of basketball that will continue to form an invaluable part of our PE programme." Matt Trevor (Assistant Head Teacher, Woodthorpe J&I School)

Joseph Chamberlain College

“Joseph Chamberlain has worked in partnership with BSEF for many years, using sport and fitness to improve the health and general wellbeing of our students. The relaxed and positive approach adopted has proved to be particularly successful with our less active students. Basketball has been such a popular activity and the provision of a female basketball coach has meant that our female Muslim students have felt comfortable enough to participate which has had a positive impact on our female participation figures. These sessions have not only increased their fitness levels but boosted their self-esteem and self-confidence”. Helen Vidaurri (Sports Programme Manager, JCC)

Brickhouse School

“BSEF provides a daily lunchtime basketball club for Brickhouse School. Our coach Curtis has developed a wonderful relationship with the pupils who looked forward to his visit. They have developed their basketball skills whilst also improving physical health for all participants.” Paul Newby (Head Teacher, Brickhouse Primary School)