Solihull Active Newsletter – April 2023

Here are new and current opportunities to improve your health and fitness:

Join the Super 1’s!

Why not try a brand new cricket hub near you? The free sessions are specifically for participants with physical or learning difficulties.

In the south of the borough, there is a hub at Knowle and Dorridge cricket club starting on Friday 24 April from 5:30-6:30pm.

For participants closer to the North Solihull/Birmingham area, we also have a hub starting at Castle Bromwich cricket club on Friday 12 May from 5-6pm.

Any level of cricket experience is welcome. We have experienced coaches on hand for players of any skill level. Kit will be provided.

Participants do not have to live in the borough to attend. The hubs are funded by the Lords Taverners.

For further information, please contact or

West Midlands walking netball festival

A huge congratulations to Beechcroft Belles walking netball team on becoming the team of the tournament at the West Midlands walking netball festival!

The festival took place at Wolverhampton University on Monday 6 March to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The Beechcroft Belles, who play at Beechcroft Multi Sports Community Club, meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 am.

For more information about sessions at  Beechcroft Multi Sports Community Club, please contact the team on 0121 796 1330 or email

If you would like to know more about Walking Netball, please visit the England Netball website.

New special interest walks starting soon

Special interest walks are a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors, learn about the local history of an area, and improve your general wellbeing.

Upcoming walks

Wednesday 19 April, 10:30-12:30 am – a 6.5 km walk through the historic Hay Woods and Wroxall Abbey at Baddesley Clinton

Wednesday 17 May, 10:30-12:30 am – discover the countryside around the centre of England on the 5 km circular walk over fields, paths, and roads.

To book, please contact 0121 704 8207 or email

For more information, please visit the Solihull on the Move website.


Breeze adult women only bike rides

Solihull Breeze Champions have planned their latest free women-only cycle rides. The April schedule includes Friday morning rides from 10-20 miles in length.

For more information and to book, please visit the Let’s Ride website. You can also stay up to date with all the latest rides and other information via their Facebook page.

Updated Step into Solihull booklet available now

Step into Solihull is an activity programme which incorporates a walking programme and gentle exercise sessions. These sessions are aimed at people aged over forty-five.

Find a copy at your local library or download the new booklet on the Solihull on the Move website.

For any other queries, please call Solihull Active on 0121 704 8207.

Children’s Cycle Confidence Training

This 1 hour 30-minute session is aimed at children who can already cycle independently but need further support before progressing onto the road. The training also aims to develop cycle handling in an off-road environment.

The next session is on Tuesday 4 April between 1:30-3:00pm at Tudor Grange Cycle Track.

For more information and to book, please visit:

Sport Solihull Small Grants 2023

Sport Solihull represents local sport. It provides a forum for the voluntary sports sector to meet and discuss a wide range of sporting matters while at the same time, acts in partnership with other agencies and works closely with Solihull Council.

As part of its work in the community, Sport Solihull administers a Small Grants Programme to help local clubs with their future development. The maximum amount awarded is £1,000. Please see the following form for guidance notes and to access to a short online application form:

There is no deadline for applications at present. When the pot is empty, applications will then close. Should you need further assistance, please phone David Acton on 0121 704 6156 or email 

Community initiatives & funding

For more information about the new ‘Solihull On The Move’ website, providing information about our borough wide commitment to inspire healthier, happier communities, visit


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