Registering a new club

Please click on the link below and complete the form to begin registering your club.


If you have any questions regarding your application, please speak to our Club & Volunteer Manager, Nick Holloway to discuss setting up your new club.  Nick will provide you with all the support you need and answer any queries you may have, his email is [email protected]

Basketball England Member Benefits

There are many benefits of being affiliated with Basketball England, they include:

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Ability to enter Basketball England League and Competitions
  • Access to Basketball England Programs - SlamJam, Hoopz, Walking Basketball, Ball Again
  • Access to paid Coaching and Officials courses
  • Access to Basketball England Webinars
  • Support from Basketball England staff

What defines a club? 

Clubs across the country vary greatly in size and how they operate, but in order to be affiliated with Basketball England they must:

  • Has a club constitution that is signed off and approved by the club committee
  • Have a club committee that includes at minimum a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • Onboard a Club Welfare Officer
  • Plays in any of the following: 
    • Basketball England affiliated local league 
    • Basketball England run NBL competitions 
    • Compete in the WBBL/BBL professional league (please contact the BBL in the first instance) 
    • Be involved in official Basketball England programs
  • Have a main venue to operate out of
  • Insured by Basketball England through their membership, or carries their own insurance
  • To be supportive of our vision to be an inspirational sport that is accessible to everyone 

Basketball England reserves the right to refuse affiliation to any club. 

What will happen if the club application is successful? 

The club will be set up on the membership portal. We will then ask you to register a member on the portal and complete the club confidentiality agreement so that they can be given club access.  Once an admin has club access, they will then need to pay the club affiliation fee to gain full access to the portal. 

What will happen if the club application is unsuccessful? 

A member of staff will be in touch to discuss other options. 

Reason why an application may be unsuccessful: 

  • It does not meet the requirements of setting up a new club. 
  • There are already a number of clubs that exist in the area so we will discuss with you about joining up with an existing club instead.

How do I register a team as part of my club? 

If you are an existing club, in the club area of the portal, you can set up a new team. 

If you are not part of an existing club, you will need to follow the steps on becoming a new club first.