Welcome to the Manchester Area Basketball League (MABL) website. Currently we have 3 divisions 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.
In remembrance of Josie Cichockyj - by John Cihlar
11th December 2014
Josie Cichockyj sadly died this week. Her funeral is at St. Georges church Stockport at 1pm. Then on to the Stockport Crematorium and then on to the Castlefield Hotel.
The first thing I recall about Josie was that beaming smile that greeted you whenever you walked into the 'Y' Club which is where I usually saw her. She was the most efficient table official I ever met. Her and Sandra were stalwarts down there. I only knew her in connection with basketball and mainly table officiating and it is only after her death that you realise what a talented, generous and inspirational women she was. She was a talent on the track as well as on the court and won many international honours.
I think her generosity of spirit is best shown in the amount of time and effort she put into coaching and helping others. She was truly inspirational and gave so much of herself to wheelchair basketball and the Manchester Mavericks. I am sure she would add that Sandra, her friend and colleague, was an integral part of this. Josie will be missed.
We're on Facebook!
6th June 2013
The Manchester Area Basketball League is now on facebook!
Visit https://facebook.com/mabl.basketball to view news and photos from the 2013 Play Offs
If you spot yourself in one of the pictures please tag yourself.