Balsall Heath’s ‘Hometown Hero’

Late last year, Birmingham resident were asked for their help in finding the unsung legends of sport in the West Midlands. From hundreds of nominations received, 10 ‘Hometown Heroes have been selected as volunteers, coaches and grafters who keep grassroots sport alive.

We were thrilled to learn that Balsall Heath’s very own Naseem Akhtar, founder of Saheli Hub, has been named as one of those #HometownHeroes. Naseem Akhtar has spent over 20 years inspiring and encouraging thousands of women in inner city Birmingham and has transformed their lives through physical activity.

Find out more about Naseem’s work and the achievements of the whole Saheli Hub team over on the Commonwealth Games site.