Welcome to the Manchester Area Basketball League (MABL) website. Currently we have 3 Men's Divisions and 1 Womens Division incorporating teams from all over Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas.


MABL Registration

The MABL are looking to recruit new members to the committee for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Ask not what your basketball league can do for you, but what you can do for your basketball league!

If you are willing to sign up please contact John Cihlar on 0777 610 1621 or john.c@mabl.co.uk.

Come on people, we dont want to start a conscription process!

Latest News

2018-2019 Fixtures Online / BE Registration Open

The fixtures for the coming 2018-2019 season are now available online. A copy will be sent to all team contacts along with the MABL handbook which will familiarise teams with how the league works.

The BE Registration Portal is open for teams to start registering their players/coaches/table officials. A guide to registering your club and players on the Basketball England Registration Portal can be found at the following link: http://www.mabl.co.uk/downloads/club_registration_guide.pdf.

Can teams please ensure players are registered as early as possible so the league can produce and distribute the required player registration cards before the league starts.

David McLean

It is sad to learn of the recent death of David McLean. He was a prominent member of the MABL committee (as secretary) from 1971/72 through to 1989/90.

He gave up a lot of his time to successfully furthering the cause of basketball in this area and it is quite possible that some of you reading this may remember him.

He was a founder remember of the team 'Shop Local Independents' and spent much of his time there as player and coach.

More recently he returned to Manchester to be closer to his sister and took up a coaching role at Reddish with Stockport. He was not able to settle properly back in the area and returned to whence he came. He became ill and passed away shortly after.

He will be remembered as a 'gentleman player'.

Ball Out 3x3 Manchester Event

Ball Out 3x3 proudly present the 5th edition of the 3x3 Summer Tour for 2018. This year the tournament has expanded to events in three of the major cities in the country boasting its first ever '3x3 National Tour'.

Coming to Manchester on 18th August 2018.

Team Entry Prices: Adult £20 / U18s £10 (includes T-Shirts)

Last year was the second event endorsed by FIBA 3x3 with an all expenses FIBA 3x3 World Tour ($40,000 prize money) spot up for grabs, and this year Ball Out 3x3 will be offering the same or a trip to compete at a 3x3 challenger event ($20,000 prize money).

For more information download the 3x3 Flyer.

Ryan Whalen Trophy 2017-2018

Congratulations to Callum Brady of Holy Cross who was awarded the 2017-2018 Ryan Whalen Trophy (Young Player of the Year).

2018 Playoff Finals

Congratulations to all teams reaching the finals, pictured below are this seasons Playoff winners.

Womens Premier

Congratulations to Stockport Lapwings 2 who beat Stockport Lapwings 1 by 64 - 50 to take the 2018 Playoff winners crown. MVP was R.Clayden (#22) from Stockport Lapwings 2.

Stockport Lapwings 2

Mens Premier

Congratulations to Tropics and Bury on reaching the final. Tropics proved to be too strong and sealed the win 93 - 70. MVP was awarded to #21 Ambokile Bell from Tropics.


Mens Championship

Congratulations to Oldham Titans on their 62 - 56 victory over Cheshire Hornets 1. A.Kelly #15 from Oldham Titans took the MVP honours.

Oldham Titans

Mens Div 1

Congratulations to Preston Pride 2 who beat MMU Cheshire in a close game by 69 - 62. MVP awarded to Preston Pride 2 player #24 S.Fitzpatrick.

Preston Pride 2

Sponsorship Opportunities

MABL are looking to offer local companies the opportunity to sponsor our league.

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).

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