Welcome

Welcome to the Manchester Area Basketball League (MABL) website. Currently we have 4 Men's Divisions and 1 Womens Division incorporating teams from all over Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas.


Latest News

Lancashire Spinners Charity Basketball Game

Lancashire Spinners once again take on USA Select with proceeds being donated to our charity of choice; The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity. The "SuperJosh" charity as they're affectionately known provide assistance to families and individuals following post operation disabilities as well as support hospital wards and much more.

The game will be action packed between your local National League Division 1 team featuring some of Englands very best players, and the touring American team. With special opportunties for fans to engage including our "Dont miss your shot" half time challenge, special guests, raffles and much more, its a night not to be missed.

The game will take place on Friday 9th September 2016 at 7:30pm at the Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EZ.

For further information please contact Ken Masser.


Warrington Vikings Mens Trials

The Warrington Vikings are moving to Altrincham with an almost completely new squad. They are holding open training/scrimmage sessions for prospective players for the upcoming 2016/2017 season.

Trials start on Wednesday 27 July 8pm-10pm at The Grammar, Marlborough Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2RS.

For more information contact Dan Johnson on 0759 310 5122 / danlfixit@yahoo.co.uk or Craig Stokes on 07772 403809.


Team Kits for Sale

Stockport Atlas have several spare team kits surplus to requirements. These would be ideal for any team on a budget or new teams entering the MABL to cut down on costs.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit, please contact Mike Greenough via email on mikegreenough@sky.com.

Mike is happy to provide photos and descriptions of the kits available.


Our Ladies Old Boys move to the NBPC

OLOB will be playing home games out of the the National Basketball Performance Centre in Belle Vue this coming season. The move will see the Old Boys suit up for home games on Wednesdays. We are also looking for skilled players to add to our current playing roster.

If you are interested in playing for OLOB please get in touch with Dean Uddin.


Salford Womens Basketball Coaching Opportunity

A coaching opportunity has become available at the University of Salfords Womens Basketball Team. The coach's role will be to deliver quality coaching and maintain the club's position in BUCS 1A North.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send a copy of your coaching CV to James Plowright (Club Sport Coordinator). If you would like to discuss this coaching position further, please phone 0161 351 5403.

Further information on this role can be viewed in the Coaching Opportunity Flyer (PDF).


Sponsorship Opportunities

MABL are looking to offer local companies the opportunity to sponsor our league for the 2016/2017 Season.

Benefits of Sponsorship

Basketball is one of the few sports in the UK where participation levels are increasing year in year out. Last year the number of people playing basketball rose by 21,800 to 152,900 each week (source Basketball England).

In Manchester and the North West in particular the sport is extremely popular, with several professional and semi-professional teams in the area and with the development of the new Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue all having a positive effect on the sport within the region.

By sponsoring MABL potential sponsors will become involved in one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and gaining access to the potential that the popularity of the sport can provide.

Ways to support the league

  • Sponsor the League
  • Sponsor the Tournaments
  • Donate Products/Services for Tournaments
  • Sponsor game officials development programmes

Other ways to sponsor

We welcome your suggestions and thoughts on sponsorship and would happily discuss any creative ideas you have.

For more information download our Sponsor Information Pack (PDF).


Playoff Results

Congratulations to all teams who played in the Playoffs over the weekend. The results of the finals are below. Photo's from the weekends action can be found in the gallery and on our Facbook page.

  • Womens Premier - Stockport Lapwings 57 vs 51 Manchester Lynx 1
  • Mens Premier - Tropics 89 vs 85 Blackpool Lights
  • Mens Championship - St.Helens 90 vs 62 Bury Bluedevils
  • Mens Division 1 - Hough End 69 vs 50 Fleetwood Nets
  • Mens Division 2 - Stockport Falcons 71 vs 54 Stockport Atlas

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