The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that World No.3 Karolina Pliskova will join World No.1 Naomi Osaka and World No.2, and newly-crowned Roland Garros champion, Ashleigh Barty at this month’s Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, a LTA summer grass court event. This will mark the first time in the tournament’s history that it has hosted the top three players in the WTA world rankings.
Birmingham Bulls RFC, an inclusive club who play in the Greater Birmingham Merit League, have been announced as the hosts of the Union Cup 2021, confirmed by International Gay Rugby (IGR), following a vote of clubs across Europe, ratified by World Rugby, last week in Dublin.
WM5G Ltd, a new organisation set up to deliver UK’s first region-wide 5G testbed in the West Midlands, has appointed Igor Leprince, a telecoms market executive with more than 25 years’ experience, as chair of WM5G board.
On the 30th May, the Chairs of both Birmingham Airport and HS2 Ltd, as well as the CEO of Birmingham Airport, met to reaffirm how the new High Speed Rail network alongside the airport’s growth plans are crucial to improve future connectivity and prosperity for the region.