2022/23 NBL season


Despite the 2021/22 season finishing just a few weeks ago, it's already time to look ahead to 2022/23.

Important information has been released relating to next season's NBL, WNBL and Jnr. NBL competitions that teams should be aware of.

In addition, there are details below on how clubs can register their teams for the upcoming campaign. For the first time ever, this will be handled on the BE Membership portal, and details of how club secretaries can do this are also included below.



Basketball England can confirm licence and affiliation fees ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Membership of BE is free for all, allowing fans, followers, parents and others to join, while members taking part in licenced activity - such as players, coaches and officials - pay a licence fee.   

There will be a small increase in the cost of licences and affiliation fees for 2022/23, the first in three seasons. 

For a full list of fees, please click the button below.

Teams should also be aware of the officials expenses for the upcoming season across all NBL competitions.



Registering For Next Season

For the first time ever, registering teams for the new season will be done through the BE Membership portal.

In order to streamline the registration process and keep all club administration in one place, clubs are now able to enter teams for the 2022/23 season through a dedicated section of their club's account online.

Teams can now be entered for the new season, and payment will also be taken through the portal as part of your side's ongoing overall balance.

Note - league entries won't be finalised if an outstanding balance remains on a club's account. All fees need to be paid by 31 August 2022. All payments to the portal need to be paid by card, please contact us for BACS/Invoice options.

The fees to register a team in the NBL for 2022/23 are as follows (all include National Cup entry):

NBL Division One Men - £725
NBL Division Two Men - £550
NBL Division Three Men - £500
WNBL Division One Women - £400
WNBL Division Two Women - £350


Jnr. NBL – Premier League Entry - £130
Jnr. NBL – Conference League Entry - £110
Jnr. NBL – Regional League Entry - £90
Jnr. NBL – Under 12 competitions - £90
Sure Shot U18/U16 National Cup Entry Only - £40

You can access the portal using the button below, and there's a step by step guide that is also available should you need it.

Individuals will be able to register for the 2022/23 season from Monday 1 August.

The deadline for entering teams for 2022/23 is Monday 6 June 2022.




Rules and Regulations

As always, the NBL rules and regulations have been amended ahead of the new season.

The NBL regulations are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure issues that have arisen during the previous season can be addressed and to ensure that the regulations remain current and applicable.

This can include rule amendments from FIBA, safeguarding, anti-doping guidance or legislation and Home Office updates in terms of a participant’s eligibility. Feedback taken from clubs and officials, plus incidents that have occurred throughout the season and the cases heard by the appeals board, are also considered.

Areas for attention ahead of 2022/23 include the inclusion of the new BE Disciplinary Code, surety fees, void games, player transfers, standards and more.

For a full list of next season's rules and regulations, click the button below.

There is also a summary of changes that highlights what has changed for the new season, as well as two supporting documents that relate to changes made.





New Teams

Any teams that wish to enter the NBL or Jnr. NBL for the first time should read the New Teams Pack as a first step in all instances.

This pack contains a wealth of information that teams should consider before making the step up to the NBL, WNBL or Jnr. NBL, including standards, finances, licencing and more.