Officials' Clinic for 2015/2016
The clinic is mandatory for all officials in our pool. It will take place on Saturday 19th September.
We are in the process of updating our website for this season.
New Fixtures/Appointments Tool
We are in the process of integrating a new tool this season. Read more...
Licensing & Registration
All clubs, players and officials need to be licensed for this season.
Basketball Officials' Courses
We are arranging a number of referees' courses this season.
The season 2016-2017 will start in October. As last season, we plan to have two men's divisions and and a weekdays recreational leagues. All clubs, players, coaches and officials must be registered with Basketball England. All games will be played at a central venue. The league will provide officials, equipment, administration and court supervisors, as we have always done.
MEN'S DIVISION ONE
We will have eight to ten teams playing each other twice. The top four teams will qualify for play-offs, unless the number of teams indicates a different format. We will invite the 8 teams that competed in this division last season and the two teams that were promoted from the Men's Division Two. All teams have been confirmed.
Teams confirmed (8): Southside Titans, The Smurfs, EY Beamers, Soul, Stratford Royals, Mudchute Moneyball, London Shadows and London Sharks.
Budget: £1,250 fee + £8 per adult player + £15 per adult coach/official + £70 deposit
Start of the competition: TBC
MEN'S DIVISION TWO
We will have eight teams playing each other twice. This number may change. The top four teams will qualify for play-offs. We will invite the teams that competed in this division last season. If there are places available, we will invited the clubs competing in the Summer League 2016. Club secretaries will need to confirm their participation and make a first contribution towards the league fees before the start of the league.
Teams confirmed (7): London Spartans, Mandraikos BCL, London Commodores, MUFG Samurai, Greenwich Admirals, Viesulas, and Knights.
Teams interested (2): London Amazonians and Bow BB
Budget: £1,250 + £8 per adult player + £15 per adult coach/official + £70 deposit
MEN’S CUP TOURNAMENT
This competition will be mandatory for all men’s teams competing in the league, as last season. The fees will be confirmed. At present we plan a £65 per round and team paid in advance.
Please contact us on email@example.com for further information.
TEAMS THAT ARE RECRUITING PLAYERS
The following teams are in need of players for next season. You can contact them directly; these are their contact details:
Greenwich Admirals: Contact Brian Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org
MUFG Samurai: Contact the coach on email@example.com
London Commodores: Contact the coach on firstname.lastname@example.org
London Sharks: Contact them on email@example.com
If you would like to start a new team, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org
LEVEL 1 REFEREE & TABLE OFFICIAL COURSE
We are running a combined course (table official and referee) on Sunday 25th September. This course is aimed at those interested in officiating basketball and have little or no experience.
Venue: Greig City Academy
Date: Sunday 25th September 2016
Fee: £35 both courses
It is possible to attend either instead of both courses. Please contact us if you are interested in attending this event.
SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2016
The Summer Basketball League 2016 has come to an end on Sunday 7th August. Once again The Smurfs won their second final this season (The Smurfs 65, EY Beamers 54) in a vibrant final. This has been a very competitive summer league with good level of play and close matches. The Smurfs add silverware to their brief but rich history in the league.
LONDON CONFERENCE FOR BASKETBALL REFEREES & TABLE OFFICIALS
Conference Tutors: Helen Tang, Mark Cheese, Tahir Akar, Danilo Palazzeschi and Phil Hayfield.
Conference Lead: Helen Tang