2016/17 Club Members
If you are interested in joining a diverse, friendly, and active club, look no further than the University of Birmingham Men’s Basketball Club. Whether you are new to basketball or a truly dedicated baller, you’re guaranteed to be able to play basketball leisurely and competitively.
For those interested in playing basketball recreationally, there are a variety of ways to get involved such as a Campus League basketball, weekly social sessions, casual training sessions and more. Those looking for a more competitive experience will have the chance to compete in either the BUCS League or the development squad in one of the three teams.
The Men’s and Women’s Basketball clubs join force for an annual event called Lockdown which takes place in the Munrow Arena in the Sport & Fitness club, taking on rivals from other universities and attracts over 400 spectators.
On top of all the fun you’ll have playing basketball, you’ll enjoy a variety of social events organised by the club; this is the perfect opportunity to play the sport you love while having a great time and making new friends.
How to get involved
To get involved please join online! Membership is £200 plus AU fee for 1st and 2nd teams, and £120 plus AU fee for Development Squad.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Basketball is a competitive, fun way to exercise!
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Training takes place in the Munrow Arena, University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness
Tuesday 8.30 – 10pm
Thursday 8.30 – 10pm
Successes and Achievements
- Adjusting the financials to increase the coaching staff – introducing new coaches to the 1st and 2nd team
- A more effective change to club culture to promote winning and competitiveness whilst also focusing on team cohesion, chemistry and inclusivity
- Achieved funding to help the club and open public sessions by purchasing new equipment (basketballs etc)
- Heavily increased public participation of basketball throughout the university through open scrimmages, Try a sport and Campus League
- The 1st team won the 1A league and came close to being promoted to the Premier League // 2016-2017 season
- The club introduced new coaching staff for the 2018-2019 season with head coaches Michael Gayle and David Malcolm leading 1st and 2nd teams