Reclaim Sport want your old racquets, balls, football shirts & trainers

Graphic with the logo for Reclaim Sport and the words Kit Collection

The BBC and partners are calling on the people of Birmingham to donate their used and unwanted sports kit and equipment to help encourage physical activity in the city.

Reclaim Sport is a partnership with Birmingham City Council, Sport Birmingham, BBC WM, BBC Birmingham and BBC Get Inspired.

The teams are working together to collect used sports equipment that can be redistributed to give Birmingham kids a chance to be more active.

What is Reclaim Sport?

From now until Wednesday, 30 November we are asking you to collect used sports equipment and clothing so that we can give it to disadvantaged children and adults in Birmingham.

Where can I donate?

There are collection points popping up all over the city where you can donate your goods.

Here is a list of where they are (keep checking as the list grows):

BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox

Wyndley Leisure Centre, Sutton Coldfield

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Kings Heath

Sainsbury’s King Heath

One Stop Shopping Centre, Perry Barr

Birmingham City Hospital, Reception

Birmingham City Hospital, maternity ward

Old Yardleians Rugby Club, Solihull

Sainsbury’s Longbridge

Highgate United Football Club, Solihull

Play Football, Great King St North

Empire Cinema, Rubery

Tesco Superstore, Aston Ln

Sainsbury’s Selly Oak

Wellbeing Centre, Small Heath

Wellbeing Centre, Shard End

Wellbeing Centre, Handsworth (Coming Soon)

Saltley Wellbeing Centre, Bordesley Green

John Lewis, collection point, Birmingham City Centre

Virgin Active, Solihull

Beechcroft Multi-Sport Community Club

Schools all over the city are taking part in Reclaim Sport, encouraging pupils’ friends and family to find their unwanted sports goods a new home. If you are a head teacher and would like to enquire about having a donation bin in your school, please contact

If you would like to make a donation you have until Wednesday, 30 November to drop off your youngster’s outgrown sportswear and any fitness gear that never gets used at one of the collection points.

The Reclaim Sport partners will then work with the local community to make sure the kit and equipment get to the people who really need them.

Anyone outside of Birmingham who would like to send a donation should get in touch by emailing

The donation drive is building up to this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year, which will take place at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on Sunday, 18 December.

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