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.
Basketball Hoops for Sale
21st May 2013
Paul Clarke (Blackburn Phoenix - Div 2) has 4 new Sure Shot basketball hoops for sale.
These can be purchased individually or as a set of two. The RRP for these are £240 per hoop, Paul is looking for £160 per hoop or £300 per pair. All rings are new without packaging.
For more information contact Paul Clarke on 0787 557 7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sure Shot Heavy Duty Flex Ring & Net Set (Model: 65270) - RRP £240.00
- Top quality flex ring for use in leisure centres, school and college gyms.
- 18" (45cm) powder coated solid steel ring with net
- Enclosed flex mechanism
- Side guards for safety
- Flex break at 70kg
- Din pattern (110mm x 90mm)
- Approved by England Basketball
- Weight: 9.5kg
Preston Pride win National Founders Cup final
23rd April 2013
Congratulations to Preston Pride on beating London Lrytas Academy 72-51 to lift the National Founders Cup.
Preston are the first English team to win the cup since 2009, and the first team in the North West to do so since KCA Rochdale in 1974!
Coach Neal Hopkins has provided a great match report (PDF) of the final.
Pride Games Women's Basketball Tournament in Manchester on 8th June
03rd April 2013
Registration for the tournament is £35; the price also includes entertainment on the Saturday night and Sunday Brunch. To register, please go to http://2013basketball.eventbrite.co.uk.
The tournament is open to basketball players and teams of all levels. We will have a total of 8 teams, at a "first come first served basis", so you are advised to register as soon as possible. There will be 2 groups of 4 teams, and all games will be played under one level.
If you register as an individual, we will assign you to a new team - no problem!
A few sets of preliminary rounds will be played in the morning and early afternoon, with a break for lunch in between. The semi-finals and the final will take place in the afternoon. We will close the tournament with an awards ceremony.
The weekend is currently scheduled as follows:
- Friday: Registration and Welcome from the Divas
- Saturday: Basketball Tournament (until 6pm) followed by party/pub crawl on Canal Street
- Sunday: Brunch at the Cornerhouse (http://www.cornerhouse.org/)
For queries and further information, please contact us at email@example.com or call Georgia on +44(0)77 6969 1360.
Manchester Summer Basketball Tournament
16th March 2013
Andrew Thrower (Tropics Basketball Club) has organised a basketball tournament on 24th-26th August at Wright Robinson College and would like to invite both mens and ladies teams from MABL to take part.
The tournament will feature both a mens and a womens competition. On the Saturday each team will play a round robin group game against every opponent in their group. The top teams from each group will then go into the Championship competition and the bottom teams into the Trophy competition which will commence with a round robin group stage on the Sunday. The qualifying teams in the group stage will then play a knockout stage on the Monday with the semi-final and final of the mens and womens Championship competition guaranteed to be played on the official Manchester Magic show court in front of a crowd on the tiered seating. There will also be a 3 point shooting, guard and slam dunk competition.
Entry fee per team is £150 due before the closing date of Friday 26th July. Entry fee per player registration is £10 with players able to register any time from team entry to the evening of Friday 23rd August.
To reserve your team's place, a non refundable deposit of £50 is required with the remainder of the team fee due prior to the closing date for entries. Team payment can be made by BACs transfer or cheque and payment instructions will be sent to you after signing up your team.
The venue is the home of the Manchester Magic, Wright Robinson College. The tournament will be played across 3 courts, with the semi finals and finals played on the full show court in front of a tiered audience of up to 400. The venue features ample free parking, 14 changing rooms, a shop for drinks and snacks and a large seating area to relax in between games. Bench seating will be provided around the courts to spectate the action and a viewing gallery will also be available. Public liability insurance is provided for all participants and spectators via the college and trained first aiders and fire marshals will be on hand.
The social aspect of MSBT is very important to us and we are working on partnerships with local venues and DJs to bring you post-match entertainment. Details to follow.