The MABL end of season Playoffs will take place at the Amaechi Basketball Centre on 29th/30th April from 9am. The quarter finals will be played during the 2 weeks prior to the play off weekend. The Divisional order for the playoffs will be: Mens Division 2, Womens Premier, Mens Division 1, Mens Championship and ending with the Mens Premier.
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.
Playoff Weekend - 29th/30th April
Womens Cup Final - Congratulations Stockport Lapwings
Congratulations to Stockport Lapwings on winning the Womans Cup Competition against Manchester Lynx 1.
Womens Plate Final - Congratulations Stockport Storm
Congratulations to Stockport Storm on winning the Womans Plate Competition in a close game that went in to over time against Holy Cross Angels.
Mens Cup Final - Congratulations Trafford
Congratulations to Trafford on winning the Mens Cup Final against a strong Tropics team. Photos from the game will be added in the near future.
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.
Code of Ethics and Conduct
If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Basketball England.
To celebrate the life of Ian Pollard and as a legacy to his commitment to 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.
Camper Fee: £220.
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 Polly Camp Flyer to Rob Hickman (email in the flyer).
Steve Lee steps down from MABL duties
The MABL committee would like to thank Steve Lee for all the hard work and effort he put in when undertaking his various roles for the MABL over the years. Without his dedication, the MABL would not have been as successful as it has been.
He meticulously appointed referees to fixtures across all divisions and answered the emergency call when officials became unavailable at short notice. He created a mentoring / assistance programme and regular official's meetings to assist new (and old) officials. He set up and coordinated a women's division for the MABL and reliably supported every team whenever they required it.
We wish him and his family all the best in 2017 and I'm sure we will all see him again at a local basketball game or event in the near future.
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.
For more information download our Sponsor Information Pack (PDF).