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.


2021-2022 Playoff Weekend

This seasons Playoffs will take place on Saturday 21st May and Sunday 22nd May 2022 at the Manchester Basketball Centre, Wilbraham Rd, Manchester. M16 8GW

Format:

  • 10:00 - Mens Division 1
  • 12:00 - Mens Championship
  • 14:00 - Womens Premier
  • 16:00 - Mens Premier

Latest News

Women's Cup Final Result 2022

Congratulations to Stockport Lapwings on their 62-59 cup final victory over Manchester Valkyries 1.

Whilst the Valkyries started strong, the experience of the Lapwings team kept the game close right up to the very last second of the final quarter where the Valkyries, 3pts down with the last shot of the game, netted a 3pt buzzer beater to take the game in to the first of two overtime periods!

The Cup MVP was awarded to Stockport Lapwings #14 Karen Silikas.

Cup Final winners Stockport Lapwings
2022 Cup Final winners Stockport Lapwings
Karen Silikas collecting the cup on behalf of Stockport Lapwings
Stockports Karen Silikas collecting the Cup from MABL Chairman Gareth Keith.
Karen Silikas awarded Cup MVP
Karen Silikas collecting the MVP from MABL Chairman Gareth Keith.

Mens Cup Final Result 2022

Congratulations to Myerscough College on overcoming a strong start by Free City YMCA to win the cup 66 - 58. Cup MVP was awarded to Myerscoughs #7 Aitor Estrada.

Cup Final winners Myerscough College
2022 Cup Final winners Myerscough College
Chris Smith collecting the cup on behalf of Myerscough
Myerscough #6 Chris Smith collecting the Cup from MABL Chairman Gareth Keith.
Aitor Estrada awarded Cup MVP
Aitor Estrada collecting his MVP from MABL Chairman Gareth Keith.

2021-2022 Playoff Weekend

This seasons Playoffs will take place on Saturday 21st May and Sunday 22nd May 2022 at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.


Rob McGilveray

We are sad to inform you all about the recent passing of Rob McGilveray. Rob was a MABL committee member for many years and facilitated numerous cup and play off competitions during his time as competitions secretary.

His ever present optimism both on and off the court and his constantly smiling face, no matter what the challenge, will be missed. He gave his time, advice and support to many in the basketball community throughout the Northwest and we have all lost a dedicated and most reliable colleague. He was a friend to many, proficient referee, mentor, and inspired a considerable amount of young people both in and outside of basketball.

Rob contributed significantly to the MABL over the years and will be sadly missed by the committee members, both new and old and all the players over the years who knew him – our prayers are with him and his family at this difficult time.

Rob McGilveray awarding the Womens MVP at the Playoff Finals
Rob McGilveray seen here awarding Rachel Clayden with the Womens MVP at the Playoff Finals in 2013

2019-2020 Womens Cup Final Conclusion

Congratulations to Manchester Valkyries on their 2019-2020 cup final victory over Liverpool Basketball Club. The final result was Valkyries (80) - Liverpool (40).

Manchester Valkyries - 2019/2020 Cup Winners

Liverpool Basketball Club - 2019/2020 Cup Finalists


2019-2020 Womens Cup Final Update

The outcome of the cup semi-final between Manchester Lynx and Liverpool Basketball Club was a 64 - 34 victory for Liverpool Basketball Club.

The final between Liverpool Basketball Club and Manchester Valkyries will take place on Friday 29th October (8:15pm tip) at the NBPC, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Belle Vue, M124TF.


2019-2020 Womens Cup Final Update

The cup semi-final between Manchester Lynx and Liverpool Basketball Club is to be played on Thursday 7th October (Tip: 8:15pm) at Didsbury High School, 4 The Avenue, Manchester. M202ET.

The winner will face Manchester Valkyries in the final on Friday 29th October at the NBPC, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Belle Vue, M124TF.


2019-2020 Mens Cup Final Conclusion

Congratulations to Trafford Basketball Club on their 2019-2020 cup final victory over High Peak Steelers that was eventually played last night. The final result was Trafford (68) - High Peak Steelers (40).

Trafford Basketball Club

We now look forward to the conclusion of the Womens 2019-2020 competition and the start of the 2021-2022 Cup competitions.

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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