Nine famous athletes who went to school in and around Birmingham - including Joe Fraser

A number of high-profile athletes went to school in and around Birmingham

Birmingham boasts some seriously talented exports, from movie stars, and musicians to even a Nobel peace prize winner.

If you went to the same school as one of Brum’s celebrity alumni, then you’ll definitely have grown up hearing stories about them.

Schools across the region are deservingly proud of their famous former pupils, who have gone on to achieve highly after their time in education.

Birmingham is also home to numerous sports stars, including famous footballers such as Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham, and also successful athletes who have competed in some of the world’s biggest sporting events.

Birmingham was the centre of the athletics world in the summer, when we hosted the Commonwealth Games, and the city set to host the prestigious European Athletics Championships in 2023.

So, we’ve decided to take a look at which schools athletes in Birmingham went attended.