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.

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The Spalding Suite

02nd April 2015

The Spalding Suite at Contact

A new physical theatre show inspired by the UK's basketball sub-culture, The Spalding Suite comes to Contact on Oxford Road at 7:30 pm on 23rd-25th April.

Fresh poetry combined with contemporary movement celebrates the elegance and beauty of basketball. Seen from a British perspective, The Spalding Suite gets to the heart and soul of the gravity-defying game and delves into the hopes and dreams of those who play it. Six dynamic performers mix live beatboxing, Hip-Hop, music, moves and poetry, taking us from the fleeting high of the score and the robust camaraderie of the team, to the poignant lows of a body too worn to play the game.

Contact offers one ticket free in every ten when booked as part of a group, and a variety of concessionary ticket types. For further information and to book, please visit www.contactmcr.com/spaldingsuite or call 0161 274 0600.

This production tours nationally following its opening at Contact.

MABL Mens Cup Final 2015

27th March 2015

Tameside Timberwolves 2015 MABL Cup winners

Congratulations to Tameside Timberwolves on winning this seasons Mens Cup Final against Moss Side Tropics 78 - 53.

You can view photos of the final in the gallery section and on https://facebook.com/mabl.basketball.

MABL Mens Cup Final 2015

19th March 2015

2015 cup final

This seasons Mens Cup Final between Tameside Timberwolves and Tropics is to be held at Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh. WN7 4JY. On Thursday 26thth March, Tip Off 8.45pm.

NW Performance Clinic

02n March 2015

Our next Clinic will be held on March 9 at Myerscough College.

The evening will begin with a game from The Elite Academy Basketball League, Myerscough Academy v Derby Academy tip off 6.30.

For those attending we will provide some questions/insights into what to look for concerning our topic for the evening "Mastery of the Ball" which will follow.

This will be a sports hall based session and goes beyond basic ball handling drills.

The idea will be to use the game to provide exemplars of good principles and practice to work towards and the floor session afterwards to give ideas of how to get there. We hope to finish at 9.30 pm.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Nick Ibberson.


In remembrance of Josie Cichockyj - by John Cihlar

11th December 2014

Josie CichockyjJosie 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.


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