Welcome to the Manchester Area Basketball League (MABL) website. Currently we have 4 mens divisions and 1 womens division 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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2015-2016 Fixtures Online

22nd August 2015

2015-2016 Fixtures Online

The fixtures for the 2015-2016 Season are now on the website. Team representatives will receive their 'welcome pack' comprising a copy of the fixtures, the MABL 2015-2016 Handbook and a copy of the MABL Rules shortly.

Please note the MABL Rules on the website will be updated prior to the new season commencing.

In Remembrance of Dave Chilton

04th August 2015

Dave Chilton

It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Chilton. Dave was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year and passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday 29th July.

Dave was well known throughout MABL as a passionate table official who always strived to better himself. Outside of MABL Dave was well known throughout The Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association where he reached his ambition of officiating a senior international game after earning his invite to officiate at the 2009 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. Dave went on to surpass this with a call-up to officiate at a major senior international event: the 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Birmingham.

Always ready to help support clubs no matter how far the distance, Dave was often seen travelling to games on his bike. A familiar face to some, a gentleman to all and a friend to many.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Dave's funeral will take place on Monday 10th August at 11am. The service will be held at Walton Lea Crematorium, Chester Road, Walton, Warrington, WA4 6TB (Tel: 01925 267731).

David's Family request that you join them after the service at the nearby Walton Hall for refreshments, where hopefully they will be able to place faces with the names of David's Friends and acquaintances. Dave's Family have also requested that as it is a celebration of Dave's life please dress in cheerful colours, rather than black if possible. Dave requested colour. Family flowers only, donations to St Roccos Hospice.

Referee & Table Official Courses 29th-30th August

4th August 2015

Referee and Table official courses

The following courses will take place at the Amaechi Centre in Manchester on 29th & 30th August. They will be on a first come first serve basis. All bookings should be made via Rob McGilveray on rob.m@mabl.co.uk.

The referee courses will be full days and the table courses will be in the afternoons for about 4 hours. Any teams that want Level 1 Referee or Table Official courses please contact Rob.

  • Level 2 Referee course 29th and 30th August - Cost £25.
  • Level 3 Referee course 29th, 30th and 31st August - Cost £35.
  • Level 2 Table Official course 29th August - Cost £20.
  • Level 3 Table Official course 30th and 31st August - Cost £30.

Slam Dunkin Divas are looking for new players

24th July 2015

Slam Dunkin Divas

The Slam Dunkin Divas Basketball Club are looking for new players for both of their teams for the upcoming MABL 2015/2016 Season.

Training is on a Tuesday night at 7pm at Loretto High School.

For more information contact Georgia Tsakiri on 07769691360 or email slamdunkindivas@gmail.com.


Warrington Vikings looking for new players

2nd July 2015

Warrington Vikings

The Warrington Vikings Basketball Club are looking for new players for the upcoming MABL 2015/2016 Season.

Training is on a Wednesday night 8pm to 10pm.

For more information contact Dan Johnson on 07583105122 or email him on danlfixit@yahoo.co.uk.


Manchester Summer Basketball Tournament 29th-31st August

19th May 2015

Manchester Summer Basketball Tournament

The Manchester Summer Basketball Tournament will be held over the August Bank Holiday in Juma Ngqobongwana's memory. All proceeds are going to a charity of Juma's family's choice.

With support of the Amaechi Centre, the tournament will take place on 29th-31st August this year. Entries are now open priced £150 per team payable now to secure a place with a £5 player entry fee due over the weekend.

The Tournament is open to womens and mens teams and would be a nice pre-season run out for teams just before the MABL season starts.

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