Jr. NBA is back: Expression of Interest 2021/22 now open

The Jr. NBA is back and bigger than ever with schools invited to 'Express their Interest' in getting involved with their local leagues for the 2021/22 season.

Heading into its eighth year, the Jr. NBA Basketball England league facilitates schools to compete in four regular season games as part of seven rounds of fixtures followed by an elimination playoff.

Schools who top their groups will progress to the semi-finals, with the final four schools in each league playing in the Jr. NBA Finals for a chance to be crowned as league champions.

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the anticipation is over and Jr. NBA will once again offer girls and boys in years 7 and 8 across the country an opportunity to represent their favourite NBA team in a quest to secure a championship ring!

There is no entry fee for taking part and each school will receive a Jr. NBA Basketball England kit of their drafted team.


Leagues Confirmed

With greater capacity than ever before – there is increased opportunity across the country for even more schools and young people to get involved.

The 21 leagues for 2021/22 are as follows:

  • East Year 7 Co-Ed
  • East Year 8 Co-Ed
  • East Midlands Year 7 Co-Ed
  • East Midlands Year 8 Co-Ed
  • London Year 7 Co-Ed
  • London Year 7 Co-Ed II*
  • London Year 7 Girls
  • London Year 8 Co-Ed
  • London Year 8 Co-Ed II*
  • London Year 8 Girls
  • North East Year 7 Co-Ed*
  • North West Year 7 Co-Ed
  • North West Year 8 Co-Ed
  • North West Year 7 and 8 Girls
  • South East Year 7 Co-Ed
  • South East Year 8 Co-Ed*
  • South West Year 7 Co-Ed
  • South West Year 8 Co-Ed*
  • Yorkshire Year 7 & 8 Co-Ed
  • West Midlands Year 7 Co-Ed
  • West Midlands Year 8 Co-Ed

* - denoted a new league for 2021/22

How to sign up for Jr. NBA 2021/22

Interested schools should submit their EOI via the OWQLO app.

Once you have downloaded and registered:

  1. Open the App
  2. Click “Explore”
  3. Hit “Jr. NBA Basketball”
  4. Then go to “programmes”
  5. At the top, you will see “Jr. NBA England – EOI”
  6. Complete your details, your status will show as “pending” and await   further information

For enquiries, please contact [email protected] or call Laura Doherty on 07525 809 461.