Birmingham Tigers FC was formed in April 2009 and started competing in the local junior, youth and adult football leagues across the City of Birmingham. The Club was inspired by the fantastic work London Tigers their Head branch were carrying out in London running their Semi-Pro Football Club at step 5 for over 10 years competing in the FA Cup and FA Vase Cup Competitions along with their youth structure and charity work in the boroughs of London. Making a real difference in the lives of young people living in the most deprived inner city boroughs across London.
In order to engage with young people, sport was used as a tool to keep children and young people safe, off the streets, bullying, prevent rioting, avoiding gang culture, knife crime and anti-social behaviour. As part of the Tigers community engagement plan addressing these issues was at the heart of the Tigers Volunteers. The club was formed as a voluntary led Community Club to support young people living in the most deprived wards in Birmingham predominantly focusing on participation and now has also developed into competing at the higher level of FA Football and Futsal league competitions.
Thanks to a dedicated team of Volunteers over the next 7 years the Club managed to grow having managed several football teams from U10, U12, U14 junior football competing in the Sandwell Minor League to U15, U16, U17 & Under 18s teams in the Central & Warwickshire Football League and Walsall Junior Football League. After the two U18 Birmingham Tigers FC youth teams finished their last seasons in the Central & Warwickshire Football League. The youth teams merged with the Senior team to form the Birmingham Tigers FC First Team with a new goal and steering committee in place to enter Non League Football.
The Birmingham Tigers First Team started competing in the South Birmingham Sunday Football League, Birmingham Communities League and Birmingham AFA. Each year the club grew from strength to strength and the club became FA Chartered. After consecutive promotions in the Birmingham AFA the Club was accepted into the Midlands Football League Division 3 (Previously known as the Midland Combination). A Tigers Futsal Team was also developed and was accepted into the FA National Futsal League after many years of winning local and regional futsal tournaments and having good run in the Futsal FA Cup.
The club has ambitions of managing scholarship programmes, youth & junior academies, ladies & girls football, boys & adult football and disability football and hopes to launch these projects with its Partners in the near future. It hopes to become an FA Chartered Community Club and become the biggest football club in Birmingham, competing at the highest levels of the game and moving closer to their dream of becoming the third professional football club in the City of Birmingham.