Taking the lead in sport and community development
Continental Star is a unique Sport and Community Club located in the West Midlands. The club has its roots in central Birmingham and has branched out in recent years from its original focus on football.
Today, Continental Star is a Social Enterprise and a registered charity that seeks to help those within the community that are often marginalised and considered by others as hard to reach. The Club now offers a range of community services in addition to a growing portfolio of sports activities. As well as running football teams for the under 7’s right up to the over 35’s, and a ladies’ team, Continental Star also delivers a successful after-school Homework Club which targets disadvantaged young people; it also has a women’s help group providing valuable support and advice to the unemployed and lone parents. In addition, the club also acts as Grassroots B.A.M.E (Black & Asian Minority Ethnic) advisors to the FA and the Kick It Out campaign.
On the field, Continental Star Football Club recently moved to share facilities with Rushall Olympic – another step up in the progress of the Club. This has brought a sense of stability to the organisation that has enabled the club to rapidly advance both on and off the pitch. Being able to strengthen at board level and being able to continue to build the capacity of the coaching staff, coupled with increasing funding initiatives has produced a new confidence and zest within the organisation, which in turn is facilitating the development of the club on and off the pitch.