The British Basketball Federation (British Basketball) is the National Governing Body (NGB) responsible for basketball in Britain and took on the International Federation (FIBA) membership role from the Home Country Associations in October 2016.
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We are the National Governing Body (NGB) for basketball in England and responsible for all aspects of the sport. We are a company limited by guarantee that comprises of member clubs and players.
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In the UK the sport’s National Governing bodies are led by the British Basketball Federation, with individual countries supported by Basketball England, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales. The selection of an Official for BBL competitions is done in consultation with the relevant governing body and is strongly aligned to their grading system.
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Basketball England has produced new guidance to support everyone in the basketball community following the Government’s decision to remove all social distancing measures from the 19 July 2021. It is replaces BE’s Return to Play Roadmap that provided detailed guidance and support to allow for the safe return of the sport.
Recognition is a process shared by all five sports councils (Sport England, Sportscotland, Sport Wales, Sport Northern Ireland and UK Sport), which determines which national governing bodies (NGBs) are responsible for governing the sporting activities the sports councils are willing to support and work with.
Basketball is a game with something for everyone. It is totally inclusive for all shapes, sizes, interests and abilities. In this section you will find links to search tools for playing opportunities in England and Scotland – simply key in your location and we will do the hard work for you.
The object of playing basketball in the UK is to score points by throwing the basketball ball into a hoop. English basketball rules state that players must move the ball around by dribbling (bouncing) or by passing it.