We’re proud to partner with our charity partner BYSA; we have supported the grassroots sports initiative for over two decades. After the founders initial met, a mutual partnership blossomed between Pathway Group and Birmingham Youth Sports Academy.

Birmingham Youth Sports Academy (BYSA) was established in 2002 as a voluntary organisation and has received funding from many organisations to offer football coaching to young people aged 6-18 years old.

BYSA Started at Small Heath Park with only a few children from the local area to get into football. It grew over a few months, and after that, the project expanded and moved to Small Heath Leisure Centre, which has become the HUB of the BYSA project.

Our time at the centre now means we have the space to move the children in their age groups ranging from 6-18 years of age with professionally qualified coaches who are also DBS checked.

Pathway Group Sponsor BYSA

Registered Charity

No: 1146398

FA Chartered Standard Club

Recognised and rewarded for high quality levels of provision in football


Affiliated to the Birmingham County FA, Birmingham Association of Youth Clubs and Volunteering England

High Level Aim – Let us support the invisible, and make the youth of today visible in our community. BYSA provides football coaching and other activities of the highest quality. Our aim is to meet the needs of various young people and individuals and importantly to enable them to achieve their full potential. We hope to achieve these goals through our core values:

  • To be welcoming, friendly and supportive
  • Emphasis on access and progression
  • Promotion of integration
  • Being open and honest
  • Show energy, enthusiasm and passion
  • Deliver, achieve and succeed
  • Be innovative and creative in our approach
  • Understand, learn and act on our mistakes
  • Consult, listen and work together
  • Operates in the context of life long and inclusive learning

Birmingham Youth Sports Academy



Safaraz Ali


BAME Apprenticeship Awards Partner

Since 2016, BYSA has partnered with the BAME Apprenticeships Awards, recognising British BAME Apprentices, their employers and learning providers.

BAME BYSA Partners