Become a member.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

With the new Basketball England membership portal, registering couldn't be simpler. This page will give you all the information you need to get started, plus helpful tools and tips to aid your journey to becoming a fully registered Basketball England member!

The Membership Portal

Following a prolonged period of testing and feedback from our members, we're delighted to have launched our new Membership Portal ready for the 2019/20 season!

All members will need to sign up as new members, but once this has taken place we'll look through our old database for your records and merge them for you automatically. That way you don't need to worry about losing any of your qualifications or data entered on our previous portal.

Club Administrators

With the new Basketball England membership portal launched, you can now register to become a club administrator.

Please follow the below steps:

  1. Sign up and become a BE member

  2. Pay a £15 membership fee

  3. Read and sign the confidentiality agreement. Once complete, please email this back to membership@basketballengland.co.uk

  4. Once the agreement has been returned, we can then assign you as a club administrator

 

Please note that a club administrator cannot send the payment to the club, as to access the club portal, you need to have a paid membership.

 

Combined Roles

Combined roles are when you are both a player and coach or both a Referee and Table official. Below are instructions of how to sign up to our new membership portal with combined roles. 

Step 1: Add both licences to the checkout e.g. player and coach e.g. referee and table official

 

Step 2: Pay for both roles

 

Step 3: Complete eligibility requirements for both roles

 

Step 4: Email membership@basketballengland.co.uk with your membership number and account details so we can arrange a refund for the lower priced additional role within 28 days

Club CA Codes

After you have added the relevant products to your account and proceeded to checkout, you can either pay for the products yourself or send the payment to the club.

When the payment is sent to the club, you will be asked for the club CA code. Please click on the below button to see the list of club CA codes.

Summary of Eligibility

If you're wondering what information and evidence you'll need to submit to register on the new portal, take a look at the table below.

Gap

Do you need help signing up?

Check out the step-by-step guides and videos below.

FAQs

We're currently working to finalise our FAQs for the 2019/20 season

Regional Drop-in Sessions

The dates of our regional drop in sessions have now been finalised:

Region: East Midlands
Lead Club: Nottingham Wildcats
When: Tues 6 August, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Nottingham Wildcats Arena, Greenwood Road, NG3 7EB

Region: Yorkshire
Lead Club: Leeds Beckett
When: Tues 6 August, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Leeds Beckett Arena, Leeds, LS6 3QT

Region: London
Lead Club: London Greenhouse Pioneers
When: Wed 7 August, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Greenhouse Centre, 88 Bell Street, NW1 6SP

Region: Yorkshire
Lead Club: Sheffield Sharks
When: Sat 10 August, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: All Saints Sports Centre, 95 Norfolk Park Road, S2 2RU

Region: South
Lead Club: Team Solent Kestrels
When: Sun 11 August, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Solent University Sports Complex, East Park Terrace, SO14 0YN

Region: North West
Lead Club: Manchester Magic
When: Mon 12 August, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Manchester Basketball Centre, Wilbreham Road, M16 8GW

Region: West Midlands
Lead Club: Team Birmingham
When: Tues 13 August, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Starbucks, Sir Herbert Austin Way, Birmingham, B31 5AA

Region: South East
Lead Club: Kent Crusaders
When: Tuesday 13 August, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Brompton Academy, Marlborough Road, ME7 5HT

Region: North East
Lead Club: Newcastle Eagles
When: Wed 14 August, 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Eagles Community Arena, Scotswood Road, NE4 7AF

Region: East
Lead Club: Bury St Edmunds
When: Thurs 15 August, 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, IP32 7EE

Region: South
Lead Club: Reading Rockets
When: Thurs 15 August, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:John Madejski Academy, Northumberland Avnue, RG2 8DF

Area Registrar FAQs

What’s the benefit of being a registrar? +

Registrars have access to safeguarding advice and policies via Basketball England, as well as insurance and coverage by other Basketball England policies and procedures, with telephone support from our customer service team available.

How are we going to get the 40% back? +

In 2019/20, our area registrars will receive the 40% rebate on local league registrations for their areas as in previous seasons. Over the next year we will work with our Regional Management Committees, County & Area Associations and their respective registrars to understand the impact this rebate has on the game and to consult on how we the best distribute this rebate into the game going forward to ensure the rebate is being maximised to grow the game.

When are we going to get the 40% back? +

A payment will be made in November and again at the end of the season.

Will area registrars be entitled to money from BUCS and National League members? +

No, they are only entitled to money from Local League members. If a member signs up for National League and Local League, National League takes precedence.

Data Protection FAQs

 

For our full Data protection policy click HERE.

How are we ensuring data is kept safe? +

Our system is encrypted, ensuring that data is held securely. Documents such as passports that contain personal data are destroyed once verified.

Who will have access to data? +

Individual members and permitted members of Basketball England staff will have access to all data held, such as personal details and eligibility documents. Area Registrars and Club Administrators will only have access to the personal details.

We also want to collect some demographics information on our membership to help us to report to funding partners and to sponsors and to allow us to better understand our membership and we have tasked our IT partner with being able to collect his information and be able to report on it, without our staff being able to attribute demographic information to an individual.

Registration FAQs

What are the best ways to get our members signed up? +

Clubs could hold player registration nights at a training session where club administrators can assist their members to sign up. For larger clubs we may be able to send a BE member of staff to assist.

Remember, players must be registered before they can play basketball so don’t delay in signing up!

When does to membership and licence period start and end? +

The membership fee is renewed annually from the date of purchase. The national league licence will run from September to 31st May.

How do I pay for my membership and licence cards? +

You will be able to pay for your membership and licence products through the portal, using SagePay. This will require a bank card. Please note the system does not accept American Express.

Club Admin FAQs

How do I become a club admin? +

Once you have become a BE member, please email membership@basketballengland.co.uk with the club you will need to be a club admin for and the team will guide you through the process.

Can my club have more than 1 club admin? +

Yes, please email membership@basketballengland.co.uk and the team will guide you through the process.

How do I show my licence cards on match day? +

Licence cards will be available to view through the membership portal. There are 3 options for club admins to choose from:

  • Show licence cards on an electronic device e.g. mobile phone, tablet
  • Screenshot licence cards
  • Print licence cards