Everything you need to know about basketball at the University of Manchester.


We have a broad range of opportunities to get involved in basketball at The University of Manchester with everything from drop in sessions to high level university competition with our University of Manchester Basketball Club.

All the information you need to know about basketball should be here but if you do have any further questions, we would love to hear from you.

Sporticipate Sessions

Our recreational sport offer is entitled Sporticipate, and is the entry level programme for all students and staff at The University of Manchester.

All sessions, programmes and events are open to all abilities, specifically people who are new to the activity or complete beginners. All sessions provide equipment and the sessions are facilitated by the UoM Sport Workforce.

Sportcipate runs a full weekly drop in timetable, structured blocks of ‘Learn To’ coached sessions and regular large scale events. All are either free or at very low cost, which helps you stay fit and active during your time on campus.

Sport League Sessions

Sport Leagues are a great way to play the sport you love in a friendly social environment. There are longstanding teams and sports that have a great tradition in the Campus Leagues which you can be part of. However, there is always space for new teams!

Our entries can come from societies, courses and halls entering competitions in addition to groups of friends coming together to forms teams to take part in our weekly activities.

Booking activities with friends

We have lots of availability across the day to play sports at our facilities across the city. You can book courts at our facilities at a time to suit you and play with a group of friends.

We have courts available at the Armitage Sports Centre or at Sugden Sports Centre giving you flexibility on when you play.  Facilities can be booked online for sessions but if you have any additional questions, you can contact the facilities for support.

Sporticipate information

Find out more about our sporticipate sessions and activities.

League information

Find out more about our leagues and how to enter.

Book courts at Armitage

Book courts at the Armitage Sports Centre on Fallowfield Campus.

Book Sugden

Book courts at the Sugden Sports Centre on Oxford Road in the City Centre.

Basketball Club

UMBC provides the opportunity for students of UoM to compete, play and develop their basketball skills and interests in a supportive community. We have 8 teams (5 Men and 3 Women) across all skill levels, ranging from beginner to elite. Our teams rank consecutively in the top 3 within BUCS Division 1 and as of 2020, our Women’s Basketball 1st team are part of the UoM Sport performance programme. We have also won “Club of the Year” consecutively for the past two years (2018/19 & 2019/20)!

As a member, you will have extensive opportunities to compete regularly in the BUCS league and local leagues in and around Manchester, as well as the chance to participate in exciting social, fundraising and volunteering events. We welcome everyone, of all abilities and interests, to join one of the best Clubs at UoM!

Club Philosophy

We provide players in the University with an opportunity to develop their skills in a recreational and competitive environment that values progression and sportsmanship whilst upholding our commitment to providing a friendly, inclusive and supportive atmosphere within the Club.

Club Training Times and Venues

Training times and venues will be confirmed soon.


Womens : W1, W2, W3 // Mens: M1, M2, M3, M4 // Campus league team // Sporticipate (womens developmental and mixed)

Club Memberships

Membership details will be confirmed soon.

Contact Us

To find out how to join contact us via email or social media:






Linkedin (Alumni network)


Contact Basketball Club

Get in touch with the club and see how you can get involved.

Find out more

Find out more about our clubs and what we do at the University of Manchester.

Further information

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