Women & Girls.

Want to join the thousands of women and girls playing basketball across England? Whether you’re interested in trying basketball for the first time, haven’t played since school, or want to play competitively in our National Leagues, we can give you information about how to get involved in the game, including details of clubs near you.

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FIBA Under 14 Girls 3 x 3

Are you a female under the age of 14 and want to get in to basketball? Worried that everyone else might be quicker, taller and more skilful than you? Then we've got just the thing for you as each of our regions will soon be hosting a fun 3x3 event for girls just like you.  With the help of funding from FIBA’s Youth Development Fund, the new programme will aim to begin bridging the gap between male and female participation at the Under 14 level. Each of our regions will hosting an event, that girls of any ability level can attend, as a way of experiencing basketball in a social, relaxed and nurturing environment. 

Each region will host at least one 3x3 celebration event in their area before a national event is held in mid-June 2018, over 1,000 girls will have the opportunity to experience basketball in a fun, encouraging and social environment. Each event will be run to a format which best suits each region, with some focusing on beginner players whilst others will be focusing on encouraging girls to transition from playing basketball at school to a more regular environment. Each region will also be responsible for providing 2 teams for the national event in June, which can be selected to recognise fair-play, most-improved or the best performing teams. The 10 Basketball Regions are North West, North East, Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands, East, South, South West, South East and London.

To hear more about the event in your area please contact your Regional Chair

This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.

Funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, the This Girl Can campaign wants to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.

Women's Sport Week

Each year Basketball England support’s Women’s Sport Week led by Women in Sport.

Women’s Sport Week is a national awareness week providing an opportunity for everybody involved with playing, delivering, working in, volunteering or watching sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK.

Women & Girls in the NBL

Each week during the basketball season (September to April) 121 women and girl’s teams play in the NBL across England in 3 divisions for the women (division 1, 2 south and 2 north) and 3 age groups for the girls (U18, U16 and U14).

The girl’s leagues are split in to the following divisions:

Under 18 girls – South, North and South West

Under 16 girls – Premier, North, South East and South West

Under 14 Girls – North, Midlands, East and South


In the top Women’s league in the NBL 12 teams battle it out for the number one spot.

They are:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Barking Abbey UEL
  • Bristol Academy Flyers
  • City of London Pride
  • Essex Blades
  • Lancashire Spinners
  • Loughborough Student Riders
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Reading Rockets
  • Team Birmingham Elite
  • Team Solent Kestrels
  • University of Nottingham