Birmingham Loves Sport!


We spoke with Team GB's gymnast Claudia Fragapane and high-jumper Robbie Grabarz ahead of a crazy six weeks of sport here in Birmingham!

In March, Birmingham really is the place to be if you love your sport. We've got WORLD Championships on the track, history makers taking to the mat and global superstars taking to the court as the best of the best head to Arena Birmingham in the next few weeks.

So, what's actually cracking here in Birmingham in March?

IAAF World Indoor Championships - 1-4 March 2018
YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships - 14-18 March 2018
2018 Gymnastics World Cup - 21-22 March 2018

And to get us in the mood, we held the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships last weekend, which was the perfect way to prepare for the next six weeks of none-stop sporting action!

Ahead of this massive month of sport, we caught up with Team GB's superstar Gymnast, Claudia Fragapane! We spoke about everything, from how she's feeling ahead of the World Cup, what it's like performing at an arena like ours and what Claudia would be doing if she wasn't a professional Gymnast - you can watch the full interview here!

We also managed to grab a quick word with Olympic high-jumper, Robbie Grabarz. Robbie is hopeful that he'll be part of Team GB's squad competing at the IAAF World Indoor Championships here in Birmingham...and he cannot wait to get there!

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On talking about Arena Birmingham, Robbie said: "It's always exciting walking into this place, it's a really fond memory of mine, from my childhood. First of all, watching Gladiators being filmed here and then, been able to compete in the venue that the Gladiators is being filmed in...as an 11-year-old boy, it was so exciting."

We've got a full interview with Grabarz coming up soon, so keep a look out for the full video!