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.


2016/2017 Membership Deadline

Any team looking to participate in the 2016/2017 MABL Season should complete and submit their membership form by Thursday June 30th 2016 to guarantee their place. Forms should be sent to John Cihlar (General Secretary).

Teams Fee's are: £75 for 1 team | £135 for 2 teams | £185 for 3 teams.

Download MABL Membership (PDF) | MABL Membership (DOCX)

Latest News

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

Warrington Vikings Mens Trials

Warrington Vikings are looking are looking to strengthen their squad for the 2016/17 season and are holding a series of training/scrimmaging sessions throughout May and June looking for new players.

Training takes place on Wednesday evening 8pm-10pm at The Ball Hall, St Thomas Boteler High School, Warrington.

Training sessions will run on May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and June 1st.

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

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