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

2016-2017 Fixtures Released

The 2016-2017 fixtures are now available on the website. The Mens Preliminary Cup round starts on W/C 26th Sept with the Mens Premier, Championship and Division 1 starting on the 3rd Oct whilst the Mens Division 2 and Womens Premier starts on 10th Oct.

The MABL Rules of Play and Referee Expenses Form have been updated for 2016-2017, along with Committee contacts. Divisional Reps will be sending out the Handbook shortly to Team Contacts.

We look forward to another successful season of competitive games played in great spirit.

Level 1 Table Officials Course

A FREE Level 1 Table Officials course is being held at Lancaster University Sports Centre (LA1 4XX) on 18th & 25th September starting at 10:30. There are 5 places available on each day.

Interested participants should contact Robert Tate.

Warrington Vikings New Court & Mens Trials

The Warrington Vikings have moved to St Gregory High School, Cromwell Ave, Westbrook, Warrington.

They are holding open trials on Wednesday 7th September 8pm-9:30pm for prospective players for the upcoming 2016/2017 season.

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

Cheshire Hornets Mens Trials

The Cheshire Hornets intend to massively increase their basketball portfolio for season 2016/2017. We are seeking players with both ambition and capability to play at their highest level within the MABL divisions.

Contact our coaching staff directly or visit us at MMU Cheshire Campus (postcode CW1 5DU) every Wednesday evening from 7.45pm.

For further information please contact Pete (07975 848 394) or Greg (07976 821 857).

Our Ladies Old Boys new court & Mens Trials

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.

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).

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