Welcome to the Manchester Area Basketball League (MABL) website. Currently we have 4 mens divisions and 1 womens division incorporating teams from all over Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside, Ashton, Stockport, Trafford, Salford) and the surrounding areas (Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Merseyside): Rainford, Blackpool, Crewe, Preston, Burnley, Leigh, Rossendale, Buxton, Holmes Chapel, Congleton, Knutsford and Warrington.
Calling all officials!
19th September 2015
Can all referees and table officials looking to officiate this season please ensure they are registered with Basketball England - http://legacy.basketballengland.co.uk/members/signin.aspx.
If you are only intending to officiate at local level then follow the link for officiating local league which will cost about £15. Alternatively if you will also be officiating at Senior National league level the fee will be £40. once paid the process will generate a reference number to John Cihlar our area registrar, who will advise Robert McGilveray who will issue an MABL licence card.
Every participant of the MABL will have to produce a licence card provided by Robert McGilveray, which was discussed and agreed at the A.G.M. in June.
In order to receive your MABL licence card (which is provided free of charge) you must send a current photograph to Robert McGilveray. Depending on snail mail delivery times. Robert will have the card with you within 48 hours.
Congratulations to Steve Lee - Mary Clark Award Winner
15th September 2015
We would like to pass on our congratulations to Steve Lee who received the Mary Clark award for services to officiating at last night's Basketball England National Conference dinner.
I am sure you will agree Steve deserves this recognition for his tireless work with MABL and the thankless task of nonimating referees to games. Well done Steve!
2015-2016 Fixtures Online
22nd August 2015
The fixtures for the 2015-2016 Season are now on the website. Team representatives will receive their 'welcome pack' comprising a copy of the fixtures, the MABL 2015-2016 Handbook and a copy of the MABL Rules shortly.
A copy of the MABL rules updated for the new season ahead is available to download as a PDF.
In Remembrance of Dave Chilton
04th August 2015
It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Chilton. Dave was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year and passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday 29th July.
Dave was well known throughout MABL as a passionate table official who always strived to better himself. Outside of MABL Dave was well known throughout The Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association where he reached his ambition of officiating a senior international game after earning his invite to officiate at the 2009 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. Dave went on to surpass this with a call-up to officiate at a major senior international event: the 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Birmingham.
Always ready to help support clubs no matter how far the distance, Dave was often seen travelling to games on his bike. A familiar face to some, a gentleman to all and a friend to many.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Slam Dunkin Divas are looking for new players
24th July 2015
The Slam Dunkin Divas Basketball Club are looking for new players for both of their teams for the upcoming MABL 2015/2016 Season.
Training is on a Tuesday night at 7pm at Loretto High School.
Warrington Vikings looking for new players
2nd July 2015
The Warrington Vikings Basketball Club are looking for new players for the upcoming MABL 2015/2016 Season.
Training is on a Wednesday night 8pm to 10pm.
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