Since the 1960's, when league basketball first began in Norfolk, the sport has evolved and developed into a popular sport across all ages! There have been many key individuals over the decades who have strengthened basketball across the region; introducing the game to children in schools and pushing local league players to expand their knowledge and skills and to aim high.
With a growing interest in the sport and the Norfolk Basketball Association becoming better established over the years, basketball has really taken off.
We like to think innovatively to ensure everyone is getting the most out of the contact sport, here in Norfolk. By recognising great officials with the Keith Eddie Trophy, featuring memorable moments in the EDP, Eastern Evening News and the Norwich Mercury and by opening doors for talented players, we feel that we are creating a welcoming atmosphere for all to enjoy.
We are hugely proud to say that there are over 500 happy people associated with basketball in Norfolk, as players, referees, table officials, coaches and spectators. There are currently 24 succesful teams running out of Norfolk, making up; three local leagues, one national league and one cup league.
Our role in Norfolk, is to keep basketball running smoothly, with regular meetings to discuss what's next for basketball in the region! We want to shout about the sport and encourage new people to get involved, so keep an eye out for what's next. We look to develop a great community for people to be a part of and enjoy, with events, friendly games, competitions, social updates and reports on how the teams are doing! It's our duty to make you feel welcome, and that's exactly what we will do.
As the Association deals with the paperwork, we will ensure you have completed everything you need before you play, referee, table or coach. It is important that you understand how the leagues work and how you may be affected by the rules and regulations. We look to cover all the basis with paperwork, but you can also find important information on the Basketball England website.
As always, we hope that you love the sport as much as we do. So please get in touch with us and tell us what you need to get yourself to exactly where you want to be.