Founders & Aim

Sporting Pathways Aims to:

  • Create opportunities and bring all abilities together
  • Provide Community Interest Activities
  • Diminish Crime + Anti-social Behaviour
  • Make young people more confident in what they do
  • Encourage and teach life skills and in the workforce
  • Educate health and well-being
  • Encourage drive, passion and motivation
  • Focus on BME Groups
  • Develop a sustainable environment
  • Social acceptance and understanding


Consider what we’ve achieved so far…

March 10th 2012 – We hosted ‘The First Ever Women’s Futsal 10 Hour Marathon Record 2012′

April 21st 2012 – We hosted ‘The Women’s Indoor Cricket T10 World Cup 2012′

August 25th 2012 – We hosted ‘The Women’s Futsal 20 Hours World Record 2012′


Challenges nobody has yet set or achieved, We funded these events ourselves and gained national exposure.

Raising money for a good-cause for charities such as The National Autistic Society, Mencap Disability & Cerebral Palsy.

Sporting Pathways aims to create opportunities/pathways for young people in the local community. We aim to achieve this by setting up sports coaching sessions for the young people and creating a safe, fun and friendly learning environment.

Sporting Pathways will create links with the local clubs, community groups, schools, local authorities and county associations so that young people have a pathway to participate in their chosen sport. By doing this we will encourage them to lead an active and healthy life style and to improve and develop themselves and others within the community.

Sporting Pathways works across the city of Birmingham and wants to see more people playing and enjoying sport. We want to see more people improving their health, building their skills, and raising their confidence and self esteem through sport.  We also want to see more communities working together, tackling social problems, and improving their quality of life through sport.

School services

Sporting pathways offers high quality Sports coaching within schools.

What we offer:

  • Pre-school sessions – Little Stars
  • Breakfast clubs

Get active before school, encouraging a healthy start to the day. Morning exercise gives you a great boost making your brain more alert and helping you become more focused throughout the day.

  • Lunchtime clubs

Engaging in Structured sports sessions encouraging good behaviour through positive activities.

  • After school clubs

High quality coaching in a variety of sports and activities, engaging all age groups to play and participate, encouraging a healthy life style.

  • PPA Curriculum

Sporting Pathways can offer schools a solution to curricular PE and staff PPA cover that suits you. This can include a full programme of a day’s PPA cover or a more flexible approach that accommodates both the school and the staff.

  • School club sessions

Sporting pathways can also coach school teams in a variety of sports

  • Get active/Sports days

Do you want a Get active day with a difference? Sporting Pathways can offer you a Get active day or half day. Activities include football, Dance, team building games, Physical Activities and lots more. We will work with you to decide on the activities that best suit you. We are able to bring many partners together to provide a market place for parents to receive advice and pampering, so that the whole school community are engaged in your get active day.

Sporting Pathways ensures that all staff adhere to the following requirements:

  • Each member of staff has been cleared by the CRIMINAL RECORD BUREAU
  • All coaches have attended a SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN workshop
  • Every coach holds a current EMERGENCY FIRST AID certificate
  • All staff are covered by Public Liability Insurance for £5,000,000
  • Staff regularly attend courses for their Continued personal development
  • All venues and equipment are checked thoroughly to ensure they are safe
  • Detailed session/ lesson plans can be provided
  • Staff are continuously trained on Health & Safety


Our experienced team are specialised in a variety of sports and activities. The following are available:

  • Football – Gives you a cardiovascular workout while working on stamina, strength and endurance. You can build a team spirit and have fun at the same time. Football is great for all age groups and all abilities. So through football you can build concentration, agility, balance and coordination which really helps if you start young.
  • Handball – Handball is a great Olympic sport and excellent for getting your body fit and healthy through fast-paced exercise. Improving agility, flexibility and the body’s cardiovascular system, handball offers a fine workout. Handball is great for all age groups, abilities and its great fun too.
  • Cricket – cricket provides a number of benefits to its players far beyond the sheer enjoyment of the game. While cricket provides the excitement of competition, it also provides physical, mental and social benefits to young people. Bowling, hitting and catching all require strong arms, while sprinting skills are necessary to score points in many variants of the game. The most important mental benefit of cricket is an increase in hand-eye coordination. In order to bowl the ball successfully, or to hit that ball as far as possible, the cricket player must develop a keen sense of hand-eye coordination, in addition to focus and determination. These skills are especially important for children to develop at an early age.
  • Badminton – Badminton is hugely beneficial to improving your health and fitness and can lead to both stronger muscles and a better cardiovascular system. So, whilst stamina and agility are important, certainly at a competitive level, the good news is that badminton is open to anyone; all ages and abilities can get involved.
  • Basketball – Basketball is a fast moving game that involves a lot of variety including shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defence and much more. Basketball helps to improve endurance, Improve coordination and Develop concentration and self-discipline. As well as being a great way to stay fit, basketball can also help you to make new friends, teach you about being a good team player, be played by people of all ages and all abilities, be played all year round because it’s usually an indoor sport and a fun game that kids of all levels and ages can enjoy.

Futsal is the fasting growing indoor sport in England and the only 5-a-side version of football that is officially recognised by FIFA and UEFA.

Futsal is a proven to be one of the best forms of football to develop young players, some of the best players in the word Messi, Kaka, Ronaldo and Robinho to name a few have played futsal before moving to conventional 11-a side football.

Dance – Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits. Following are the top 4 health benefits of dance. These are flexibility, strength, endurance and a sense of well-being. Studies have shown that strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook.

Dancing provides many opportunities to meet other people. Joining a dance class can increase self-confidence and build social skills. Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being.

Multi Skills and team building

Various sports will be used to deliver session that will improve agility, balance and coordination improving social skills while working in groups and individually.

Sporting Pathways is a Company run by Gemma Smith and Salma Bi, Two very high-skilled sports stars who have become the face to many young females nationally with the standards they have set and landmarks reached!