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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.


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Scania Basketball Cup Referee Clinic 25-28 March

Basketball England is working with the Scania Cup to select the referees who will attend a referee clinic that runs in conjunction with the tournament.

The Scania International basketball cup is a tournament for U12 - U18 teams from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland. It has been running for over 30 years and has hosted a referee clinic for 27 years. In recent years the referee clinic has had well over 100 referees attending with Top referee Instructors from Sweden, FIBA Europe and FIBA World delivering educational seminars.

If you think you are ready and have the experience then please complete the application form linked to below and submit no later than 5pm Thursday 4th January 2016.

Download Scania Application Form (xls).


Cheshire Wire Basketball Club: Level 2 Table Official Course

Cheshire Wire Basketball Club are running a Level 2 Table Official Course for anyone looking to participate more in the game.

The course will take place on Wednesday 17th February between 10am and 3pm at Priestley College, Loushers Lane, Warrington, Cheshire (WA4 6RD). The cost per person is £15. The course fee is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.

Bookings can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. The last date for taking bookings is 8th February.

To book a place please contact Ros Johnson on 0792 829 9531 or via email secretary@cheshirewire.co.uk.


2016 GB Women Eurobasket Qualifiers, 20th & 24th February at the New National Basketball Performance Venue, Manchester

Having played their previous home tie against Italy at the Amaechi Centre in front of a passionate and packed home crowd, the action will now switch to the new National Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue Sports Village, where Great Britain Senior Women will return for their two vital EuroBasket Women 2017 qualification games in February.

Great Britain will look to get off the mark with a victory against Albania on Saturday 20 February in a 7pm tip-off and will lock horns with Montenegro on Wednesday 24 February in another 7pm start.

MABL members are urged to get closer to the action and roar the team on to a pair of victories and they will be able to give their backing to an array of Olympians including Jo Leedham and Azania Stewart – as well as some of the biggest stars if the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL).

Tickets are priced at £8 Adult and £5 Child. You can book tickets online or call 0116 266 3339. For club/group bookings please visit www.bbl.org.uk/gbwomengroups.


Got a team logo? Send it in!

If your team has a logo please send a copy to lee.c@mabl.co.uk so that it can be added to your team profile.

Ideally it should be as big as possible and in one of the following 4 formats: PNG, JPG, PSD or AI.

If you haven't got a logo get in touch and we may be able to help.


Basketball England - Referee Level 2 Qualification

Basketball England are pleased to launch the new look Referee Level 2 Qualification and you can sign up today! All you need to do is complete 4 units spread throughout the season (with additional units scheduled in should you miss a session) at one of the Baskeball England Regional Performance Centres. Then it's over to you to complete your practical games and you're done! The PDF below gives you all the information you need about the units, costs, times and locations. So what are you waiting for? Earn some money, develop your skills, make new friends and work your way up the Officiating Pathway.

All units are at the venues specified below except for the final unit 4 "Mechanics 2 & Philosophy" which will be at a venue to be confirmed. Each unit will be delivered in conjunction with the Regional Performance Centre Set up in your area, creating an excellent learning environment for players and officials alike.

For further information please contact Simon Unsworth on 07931 259 500 or 0114 284 1067.

Referee Level 2 Qualification Information (PDF)


Calling all officials!

Can all referees and table officials looking to officiate this season please ensure they are registered with Basketball England.

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.

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