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What membership package do I need?

SUPPORTER*

  • Fans of the game
  • Club Admins
  • Parents or guardians
  • League and Association committee members
  • *Available from October 2024 onwards

PARTICIPANT

  • Local league, BUCS and 3x3 competitors
  • Non-NBL competitions
  • Players, coaches, officials and bench personnel

PERFORMANCE

  • NBL, WNBL and Jnr. NBL
  • Players, coaches, officials and bench personnel

All NBL and Jnr. NBL players require a performance membership and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Coaches and officials operating at senior NBL level require a performance membership and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Those coaching or officiating only in Jnr. NBL need only become a participant member and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Those coaching and officiating with a valid performance membership and licence for senior NBL can also operate in Jnr NBL.

What Benefits can I access?

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How much does it cost?

Membership FAQs

Has membership changed? +

Yes! And it's never been easier to get signed up and involved with the game we all love.

Previously, members needed to create a free account, and then buy an additional licence depending on what they wanted to do in the game, and at what level.

This process has now been streamlined into three catch all membership levels, Performance, Participant and Supporter.

How much does membership cost? +

Supporter members (for fans, followers, parents, club admins, committee members etc.)

U18s - £15

Adults - £20

Participant members - Access to local league, BUCS and other regional competitions (Non-NBL competitions)

U18s

Player - £20
Officials and Bench Personnel - £20
Coach - £30

Adults

Player - £32
Officials and Bench Personnel - £32
Coach - £40

Performance members - Access to NBL, WNBL and Jnr. NBL competition

U18s

Player - £40
Table Official, Statistician & Bench Personnel - £40
Referee - £40
Coach - £55

Adult

Player - £75
Table Official, Statistician & Bench Personnel - £50
Referee - £80
Coach - £75

Prices detailed in the table are our early bird prices. These will increase at a date on 30 September 2024.

After this date:

  • Prices for performance membership (which includes all NBL licence fees) will increase by £5.
  • Prices for participant memberships which include all regional and local level competitions will increase by £3.

All NBL and Jnr. NBL players require a performance membership and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Coaches and officials operating at senior NBL level require a performance membership and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Those coaching or officiating only in Jnr. NBL need only become a participant member and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Those coaching and officiating with a valid performance membership and licence for senior NBL can also operate in Jnr NBL.

What does membership money get used for? +

Membership revenue is used to support the game at all levels, both by BE and also by other stakeholders like the British Basketball Federation (BBF) and Basketball England's ten regions.

The following graphic* provides a basic overview of how membership revenue supports the sport:

* - Graphic is for illustrative purposes only. All segments are estimates.

What additional benefits do members get? +

A brief overview of member benefits can be seen from the table higher up this page.

For a complete list of member benefits, click here.

The questions below are the most common FAQs we receive regarding membership.

What licence do I need? +

Membership has now been streamlined into three catch all membership levels, Performance, Participant and Supporter.

SUPPORTER*

  • Fans of the game
  • Club Admins
  • Parents or guardians
  • League and Association committee members
  • * - Available from October 2024 onwards

PARTICIPANT

  • Local league, BUCS and 3x3 competitors
  • Non-NBL competitions
  • Players, coaches, officials and bench personnel

PERFORMANCE

  • NBL, WNBL and Jnr. NBL
  • Players, coaches, officials and bench personnel

All NBL and Jnr. NBL players require a performance membership and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Coaches and officials operating at senior NBL level require a performance membership and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Those coaching or officiating only in Jnr. NBL need only become a participant member and validation of their licence to be active and insured.

Those coaching and officiating with a valid performance membership and licence for senior NBL can also operate in Jnr NBL.

Click here to find out more.

How do I update my profile? +

Please email [email protected] quoting your membership number and outlining the information you wish to be updated.

What information/documentation do I need to provide when licencing? +
  • Local league player: Photo

  • NBL/WNBL player: Photo, passport, international letter of clearance (for any player registered with a non-British seniors only, BBF), FIBA approval (U18s BBF), visa/settled status proof (non-nationals only)

  • Officials (referees, table, statisticians): Photo, passport, qualification, safeguarding self-declaration SG1, safeguarding course, DBS, visa/settle status proof (non-nationals only)

  • Coach: Photo, passport (NBL only) qualification, safeguarding self-declaration SG1/2, safeguarding course, DBS, visa/settle status proof (non-nationals only, NBL only)

  • Bench personnel: Photo, passport (NBL only) qualification, safeguarding self-declaration SG1/2, safeguarding course, DBS, visa/settle status proof (non-nationals only, NBL only)
I have forgotten my membership/login details +

There is a forgotten details link below the login area: https://membership.basketballengland.co.uk/Account/ForgotLoginDetails 

Please click on this and you will be able to recover your membership number using the email address attached to the account.

You will be able to request a password reset link using your membership number.

Please make sure to check your spam folder for any emails you request.

How long does it take for my licence to be approved? +

Basketball England will aim to consider all applications meeting the required conditions within seven business days.

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