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.


New BE Membership Portal

Can all teams and officials please ensure they are registered via the new Basketball England Membership Portal well in advance of the MABL 2019-2020 season starting on W/C 30th September (Cup preliminary round W/C 23rd Sept).

The process for registering has changed significantly from previous years.

For the 2019-2020 season there will be no MABL member cards due to the new BE Membership Licence having Photo ID.


Latest News

2019-2020 Fixtures Released

The 2019-2020 fixtures are now on the website. All teams are reminded to check their team details (court, kit, tip, contact, etc) and liase with their divisional representative as soon as possible regarding any issues with fixtures.

The committee would also like to welcome both Lino Figueiredo (Disciplinary Officer) and Michael Case (Mens Premier Division Representative) to the committee.


North West Coaching & Officiating Conference - 22nd Sept

A coaching conference is taking place 10am-3pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at the MMU Platt Lane Sports Complex on Yew Tree Road (M14 7UU).

To book your place or for more information please contact Nick Ibberson on 0780 840 2213 or nick.ibberson@basketballengland.co.uk.

View Coaching Conference Flyer.


Officiating Conference

On the same day an officiating conference is also taking place between 11am-5pm at the same venue.

The Regional Officiating Conferences (ROC) are designed for those officials who are unable to attend the National Game Conference (NGC). The sessions are bitesize version of the NGC and will provide officials with the same messages that officials receive at the NGC. Referees in Groups 5 – 7 who are not attending the NGC, must attend any ROC in order to complete the requirements to be an NBL referee.

Table Officials are also welcome and encouraged to attend the ROCs where they can participate in the joint sessions towards the end of the each event.

You can register for the officiating conference at https://basketballengland.wufoo.com/forms/m1tc8w9n0l6sb49/.

View Officials Conference Agenda.


2018-2019 Divisional Winners

Congratulations to all teams winning their respective divisions in the MABL 2018/2019 Season (click photo for larger version).

Moss Side Tropics - Premier Division Winners 2018/19
Premier Division Trophy Presentation
Preston Pride - Championship Division Winners 2018/19
Championship Division Trophy Presentation
Manchester Kings - Division 1 Winners 2018/19
Division 1 Trophy Presentation
Stockport Lapwings - Womens Premier Division Winners 2018/19
Womens Premier Division Trophy Presentation

Cup and Plate Final Winners

The Mens and Womens Cup/Plate final winners are below:

Mens Cup Final

Moss Side Tropics came from behind in the last quarter to beat Trafford 77-74

Cup Winners: Moss Side Tropics

Womens Cup Final

Stockport Lapwings conquered Rossendale Raptors 61-36 (photo credit: Stockport Basketball Club)

Cup Winners: Stockport Lapwings

Womens Plate Final

Holy Cross Angels took the Plate with a convincing win over the Stockport Starlings 90-47 (photo credit: Holy Cross Angels).

Plate Winners: Holy Cross Angels

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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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