The Norfolk League has been running for around 50 years and is developing and growing year on year! With a huge wealth of knowledgeable individuals co-ordinating it, the league is an ideal platform for keen basketball players to thrive in.
There are two Men's Divisions and one Women's Divison running under the Norfolk League, that all consist of a wide variety of players. The teams in the Norfolk Basketball League offer opportunities to all ages, as long as players show the ability and potential to play in an adult league. All teams pride themselves on their welcoming and positive attitude towards new players, so don't worry if you're new to the sport!
With the season starting in September and ending in May, there is plenty of time for games, giving players loads of opportunity to practise and show off their skills!
If you'd like to find out more about the Norfolk Basketball League, check out their Facebook page here or visit their website here.
To enter a team into the coming 2018/19 season fill out this form
Entries CLOSE on 17th August.
In Norfolk there is a great wheelchair basketball team called Lowriders who train and play at Easton and Otley College. For more information please see their Facebook page: Friends of Lowriders Basketball Club
The Norfolk Association runs a yearly Competition, culminating in a Finals Day which coincides with the end of the League Season.
Historically, there have been two competitions for the men due to the number of teams entered. All teams are drawn for the Cup, and if knocked out in the first round they get entered into the Plate. Both competitions run as a knockout until just 2 teams are left for the Final. In contrast, the Ladies Trophy is run as a tournament with the final two teams being decided by most wins or points.
Any team can enter the Cup or Trophy - they do not have to be the same as the team in the Nofolk League, or even in the League at all! You could make your own team up of cross-team superstars!
A copy of the rules, entry form and player declaration form can be found on our Official Documents page.
In Norfolk we have one team running out of the UEA Sportspark that participates in the National League competition. The Norfolk Titans. This Norwich based team is made up of the most talented athletes in Norfolk where they compete on a weekly basis showing their strength.
Head Coach, Mitch Embling and Team Manager, David Wood founded the team in 2017 with the intentions to raise the bar higher in Norwich.
The Titans are playing in the National League Division 4 South East League, facing teams such as Cambridge Cats, Folkstone Saints and Barking Abbey.
If you would like to find out more about how the National League works or how you could get involved, see the National League page.
Basketball is a sport for all ages and despite the stereotypes, it's also a sport for all sizes! Starting basketball as a child is a massive advantage, as with most sports, and it can really elevate your shooting, dribbling and strategic skills. Basketball is not a staple sport in most schools but it is definitely growing ever more popular amongst youngsters!
In Norfolk, there are leagues and tournaments running in schools across all ages, starting with U11's and going up to U16's! This obviously allows younger children to play and grow their ability in the sport while making new friends and having a great time staying active! There is plenty of strong competition with the National League for those wanting more of a challenge and there are less competitive leagues for those who just want to have a laugh without the pressure!
As well as basketball for kids, you can carry on your passion at college and even when you venture off to university! BUCS is the univeristy league, created to give uni's the opportunity to show the rest of the UK what they've got! It's a great competition to be a part of and can really give you a sense of achievement. Univeristy basketball communities are friendly, vibrant, active and welcoming, so don't hesitate to join in! Check out the BUCS website now.