Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Do I have to be LGBTQ+ to play for the Unicorns?

No, you don’t have to be LGBTQ+ to to join. Membership is open to people of any sexuality and gender, and we welcome straight allies who would like to play cricket in an inclusive, friendly environment.

Can women play for the Unicorns?

Yes, absolutely. Birmingham Unicorns is a gender inclusive club and has women, men and non-binary people as members.

Are the Unicorns trans-inclusive?

Yes, we are trans-inclusive and believe opportunities to participate in sport should be open to everyone. If you are trans and are interested in playing do get in touch, we would love for you to get involved. 

Can I join if I am a beginner or haven't played cricket in a while?

Yes, we welcome anybody who is interested in cricket. Our members include people who have played for years and people who are starting to play cricket for the first time.

How do I join?

You can find out more about becoming a playing member or supporting member on our Membership page and concession rates are available. You can fill out the membership form to join for 2021 here, or get in touch with us if you have any questions.

How do supporting and family memberships work?

If playing cricket isn’t for you but you’d like to support the club then a social or supporters membership is the perfect option. You can attend all social functions and will be kept up to date on progress. If you and anyone in your house want to be supporters then a family membership is available as well. 

When and where do the Unicorns play?

For our first season we’re currently playing friendly games at Weoley Oval in Selly Oak, Birmingham.

When and where is training?

Training will typically be on Mondays at Valley Parkway in Weoley Hill from 6pm to 8pm. Individual training dates will be confirmed with members in advance. Please get in touch with us to confirm when the next training session is if you are planning on coming along!

Do I need to have equipment or kit?

Feel free to come along to training if you don’t have equipment. We will have some equipment available to borrow. If sharing equipment between members, we recommend using hand sanitiser or wiping equipment down uses. Hand santiser is available at training. Post-pandemic we are planning on expanding our stock of communal kit that can be borrowed by anyone.

The club also has a kit shop for clothing supplied by Hawk, and a Birmingham Unicorns discount code is available for equipment from Woodstock for people who have joined as members.

What about the social side?

We currently have a WhatsApp group for members which is used for organising social events and as covid restrictions ease we are hoping to run more meet-ups and events!

For any questions, get in touch with us via our Contact page.

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