Welcome

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.


TEAM REGISTRATION 2018-2019

MABL Registration

Registrations are open for teams to enter the 2018-2019 Season. Registration ends on 30th June 2018. MABL Membership Form (PDF)


Latest News

Basketball England Volunteer Awards

Basketball England are proud to announce that the 2018 volunteer award nomination period is now open!

We have given our annual awards a refresh with a new game-wide approach to recognise the volunteers doing great things for the game.

With so much of our sport reliant on volunteers, this is another way to recognise the work of people who give their time to make basketball a success and for us to say thank you!

Some of the award categories are new, whilst some have existed for a while and will be brought together into this exciting new programme, which also includes a Volunteer Awards dinner as part of the new Basketball England conference in September.

Following the nomination period, winners will be announced in each of our 10 regions for every category. Those regional winners, as well as being recognised and receiving awards locally, will then progress for consideration for the overall national award. That will be presented at the Basketball England Volunteer Awards Dinner as part of the new Basketball England conference in September.

For more information on the award categories and how to submit your award nominee please visit: https://www.basketballengland.co.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-awards/.


Level 2 Refereeing Award -21st & 27th July

TUTOR: Steve Ferris

Saturday 21st and 27th July, 12pm to 6pm. Cost £125 (£30 refund if already referee at SFA) per candidate. Cost includes tutor fees, court hire, whistle and resource packs.

Full amount to be paid to secure place (non refundable unless course is cancelled). 8 candidates are required for the course to run.

For more information or to book a place please contact Mark Wroe on 0739 219 6269 | mark@sportforallcentres.co.uk or Dave Muir on 0758 633 3278 | dave@sportforallcentres.co.uk

The course will be held at Oldham Sport For All Centre.


Oldham Titans Mens Trials for 2018-2019

UPDATE: 5th JULY: Due to World Cup Success the trial dates have been updated.

Oldham Titans are holding trials for their 2018-2019 mens MABL team. The trials are open to ages 18+ years and will be held at Oldham Sports for All Centre (OL8 3PT) on Saturday 14th and 21st of July from 3:30-6pm.

For more information contact Nici Hewitt on 07754 684 224 or visit them on facebook: www.facebook.com/OldhamTitans


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).


Annual General Meeting 2018

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Wednesday 13th June at the Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4JR. The AGM will start at 7.30pm


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.

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


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.


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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