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.
Polly Camp 2017 - 16th-18th June
To celebrate the life of Ian Pollard and as a legacy to his commitment to improve basketball officiating, our next camp in his name will be staged alongside the British Master's tournament in Manchester. Polly Camp is a subsidised residential camp for developing Level 2 & 3 referees and table officials.
Cost includes tuition, accommodation & meals. The Ian Pollard Fund will subsidise each applicant to cover the full cost of the weekend. For further information and to register for this event download and submit the relevant Polly Camp Flyer below.
Congratulations to Blackpool Lights on beating Moss Side Tropics in the Playoff Final.
08 May 17
Mens Championship Division Playoff Winners
Congratulations to Tameside Timberwolves on beating Myerscough in the Playoff Final.
08 May 17
Mens Division 1 Playoff Winners
Congratulations to Oldham Titans on beating Cheshire Hornets 1 in the Playoff Final.
08 May 17
Mens Division 2 Playoff Winners
Congratulations to MMU Cheshire on beating ESSA Academy Hurricanes in the Playoff Final.
08 May 17
Womens Premier Division Playoff Winners
Congratulations to Stockport Lapwings on beating Manchester Lynx 1 in the Playoff Final.
02 Feb 17
Basketball England Insurance Update
Due to recent changes by Basketball Englands (BE) insurance providers, an amendment to BE's current procedures for insurance claims has been requested that you should be aware of.
For any and all incidents that occur which could give rise to a claim, please make sure that an Accident Form (Word Document) is completed and attached with your claim so that full details of the incident can be provided to our insurers. Should a claim be forthcoming that does not contain an Accident Form, it will still be considered but is significantly more likely to be declined.
If you are a club secretary, please ensure the information within this email is passed on to all members that may be responsible for training, games and sessions within your club. If you have any questions on the above, please contact the Membership department.
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.