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.

Latest News

Kits for Sale

Manchester Heat have two full sets of basketball kit for sale, sizes M-2XL, all numbered 4-15. One red, one black.

For further information contact Warren Lewin on bdu@live.co.uk or on 07971 063 436.

View Kits (PDF)

Manchester Giants & Mystics Primary Schools Basketball Festival

Manchester Magic and Mystics welcome all children in school years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to attend our Primary Schools Basketball Festival at the Manchester Basketball Centre (Wilbram Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8GW), on Saturday 17th November at 1:00pm until 4:00pm.

Our professional and friendly coaching staff will be on court with you teaching you a variety of skills before organising you into teams and letting you play with and against your friends.

Primary Schools and community league clubs/teams are welcome to bring their own teams along, or teams can be formed within friendship groups once you arrive at the Basketball Festival.

The event is free for ALL kids to attend; you just need to bring suitable kit for an indoor sport.

If anyone is interested in coming along, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Joe at j.forber@btinternet.com or on 07709 686 496.

Download Primary School Festival Flyer

Team GB Basketball in Manchester

Team GB have 3 games in November at the Belle Vue National Basketball Performance Centre:

  • November 17th - GB Women vs Greece (EuroBasket 2019 Qualifier)
  • November 21st - GB Women vs Portugal (EuroBasket 2019 Qualifier)
  • November 29th - GB Men vs Austria (EuroBasket 2021 Pre-Qualifier)

For more information visit: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Team-GB-Basketball-tickets/artist/986657.

Basketball England Officiating Gameplan

Officials are an essential element to any competitive basketball game. By following the (world governing body) FIBA rules, interpretations and mechanics, it is their job to manage a game and ensure it's played in a fair and safe environment. As such, Basketball England (BE) is responsible for ensuring that there is an adequate number - and appropriate standard - of officials for all our competitions.

Over the past two years, BE have been working on the Basketball Development Model (BDM) - a research project focusing on the player pathway from all perspectives. The plan has also received input from officiating experts and the basketball community, who have been consulted throughout the process. The outcomes of the BDM are the basis for this game plan.

BE's' plan focuses on the current position and context of officiating in England and presents the vision, strategic themes, objectives and targets for officiating during the period 2018-21. You can download this here: Basketball England Officiating Gameplan.

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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