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.


Playoffs 19th/20th May.

Latest News

Playoff Fixtures 20th May

Catch the action at the Amaechi Basketball Centre, Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M16 8GW.

Playoff Finals 20th May

Tip Off Home Team Away Team
Sun 10:00am Stockport Lapwings 2 Stockport Lapwings
Sun 12:00pm Preston Pride 2 MMU Cheshire
Sun 14:00pm Oldham Titans Cheshire Hornets 1
Sun 16:00pm Tropics Bury Bluedevils

Playoff Fixtures 19th May

Catch the action at the Amaechi Basketball Centre, Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M16 8GW.

Playoff Semi-Finals 19th May

Tip Off Home Team Away Team
Sat 10:00am Stockport Lapwings 2 Preston Pride Ladies
Sat 10:00am Stockport Lapwings Manchester Lynx 1
Sat 12:00pm Padgate Giants Preston Pride 2
Sat 12:00pm Manchester Heat MMU Cheshire
Sat 14:00pm Oxford Phoenix Cheshire Hornets 1
Sat 14:00pm Oldham Titans Horwich Locos
Sat 16:00pm Tropics Trafford
Sat 16:00pm Myerscough College Bury Bluedevils

Stockport Falcons and Lapwings Coaching Positions

Stockport Falcons and Lapwings are looking for L1 and L2 Coaches for their National League Teams.

For further information contact the club on 07866 532910. View Stockport flyer (PDF).

Womens Premier Division Representative Update

Gareth Keith is the caretaker divisional representative for the remainder of the 2017/2018 season after Colin Hindmarch had to step down.

The MABL Committee would like to thank Colin for his dedication to the league as both a referee, social media officer and divisional representative.

Mens Cup Final

Congratulations to Tropics who beat Cardinal Langley 91-69 in a fast paced physical game. Tropics Ambokile Bell (#21) was the Cup MVP.

Womens Cup Final

Congratulations to Stockport Lapwings 2 who beat Stockport Lapwings 1 80-41. Jade Lucas (#5) from Lapwings 2 was the Cup MVP.

Womens Plate Final

Congratulations to Stockport Lapwings Storm who beat Sefton Stars 65-36.

Playoff Dates

This years Playoffs will take place the Amaechi Centre on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 2018.

Rossendale Raptors withdraw from Mens Championship Division

Rossendale Raptors have sadly withdrawn from the Mens Championship Division. Hopefully we will see them return next season.

All fixtures and results for Rossendale in the Mens Championship have been removed.

Eugene Gilkes

The MABL committee were very sad to hear that a long standing MABL referee and attendee of many AGM meetings, passed away last week.

Eugene was a kind, gentle man whose dedication to basketball we all admired. To some he may be remembered as officiating in a more theatrical style than perhaps others, but his unique personality just added more to the enjoyment of the game.

He was keen to be heard at AGM's and many of his thoughts and ideas were adopted over the years. Eugene officiated at many of the Finals weekends over the years and his commitment to be available at a moment's notice throughout past seasons was a great help to the League. He was honoured with the "Ian Pollard Memorial Shield" for the 2007/8 season for his contribution to officiating and in recognition of his outstanding commitment and leadership.

He will be sadly missed by the MABL basketball community and our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this time.

Some teams who knew him more than others may decide to hold 1 minutes applause prior to the start of their next home games this week, but this is clearly optional.

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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