Juniors Academy of Birmingham Sports – JABS B8 FC

We’ve supported JABS B8 Academy to support young people through football at a grassroots level to help improve self-esteem, leadership and health throughout Washwood Heath and the local communities of Alum Rock, Ward End, Hodge Hill, Nechells, Bordesley Green and Stechford for almost ten years.

Safaraz Ali is the nominated Non-Executive Chair of Juniors Academy of Birmingham Sports (JABS) B8 FC.

Juniors Academy of Birmingham Sports (JABS) B8 FC is based in a deprived and diverse area of Alum Rock, providing a platform for young people to come together via football. Hence, they go on to fulfil their aspirations both on and off the field.

It was formed in 2014 with its vision from its Founder and Head, Mohammed Ali, to bring the community youth together through sport.

JABS B8 FC Academy (a non-profit entity) provides a football programme for youths with our support. The football academy helps to promote and foster enthusiasm for the game within the local community. As a result, it fuels self-esteem, teamwork element of competition and leadership skills and encourages a healthy lifestyle.

JABS B8 FC also takes its social and corporate responsibility seriously and facilitates workshops, mentoring and training.

Qualified coaches conduct training sessions, which include warm-ups, drills, circuit training and small-sided games. Thus, the club consolidates the physical aspect of playing football with education. In addition, regular sessions highlight the importance of health and well being by showing the benefits of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

JABS B8 FC is a non-profitable organisation run by a group of DBS certified and FA qualified volunteers. The club provides a football programme for children aged 6+ and aims to improve the lives of young people both on and off the pitch.

The club looks to ensure children in the community are leading a healthy lifestyle and provides a safe place for children to make new friends and build their self-confidence and social skills.

The club’s boys team has been running successfully for the last three years, but JABS B8 FC has been inundated with requests from the local community to introduce sessions for young girls. The club felt that they had a responsibility to cater to everyone in the community and ensure equal opportunities for girls both in football and their later lives.

Juniors Academy of Birmingham Sports

(JABS) B8 Football Club


Safaraz Ali

Non-Executive Chair

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