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Basketball

About

The Basketball Club consists of the Male and Female 1st team, through tryouts which will take place at the beginning of the academic year. Being part of the Basketball team brings together the competitive spirit with the life of a student at City. It is a great way to share the passion and commitment for basketball and enjoy life at University.

Basketball is not only about our competitive teams, everyone is welcome to play basketball in the social basketball sessions (CityActive Programme) which will take place in a dedicated time slot every week at City Sport! You are not required to play competitively or enter try outs - just come along to CitySport, by yourself or with friends, and join in with everyone else there.

More information can be found on the Trials & Taster Sessions.

The Basketball Club also interacts with charities! In the 2019/2020 season we organized “Basketball to save your balls”, a basketball game against King’s College hosted at City Sport where money got collected for Testicular Cancer Research.

Trials & Taster Sessions

The trials for the basketball team will be held between the 15th and the 30th of September. We will aim  to run 3-4 trial sessions between the period mentioned above during the evening.

After the trial period,  the new players will be selected based on skill, sportsmanship and commitment. We do expect everyone to bring their own water bottle to trials/training sessions. Additionally, we recommend bringing  basketball shoes, shorts and a comfortable top.

Training

Once the team is formed and ready to start the season, training day will be set on Mondays at 6 pm.

However, on Fridays we will be having Strength and Conditioning or/and shooting sessions at CitySport during the morning.

Competitions

League team play in:

  • Women’s Team: South - Eastern 2B
  • Men’s Team: South - Eastern 2B

What day team play matches: Wednesdays

How to get involved

  • Direct message the team on Instagram
  • Email sports@city.ac.uk
  • Visit the team at welcome fair

Selected Team Members

The team is selected based on skill. Once selected, you will need to pay for a sports card which costs £40, this can be purchased at the City Sport reception. A sports card pays for general team fees and gets you a discount at City Sport gym.

After receiving your sports card, you will need to register for your BUCS Play account. BUCS Play allows you to be selected for the team on game day. You must set up your account with your student email and personal details.