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.

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