Basketball (m)

What we’re all about

About the Club

The University of Leeds Men's Basketball has three teams competing in BUCS leagues at various levels. Our first team finished at the top of BUCS Northern 2B in the 2016/17 season, earning a promotion into BUCS Northern 1B. Following this promotion we aim to build a strong team for the 2017/18 season in order to secure our place in League 1. 

Our second team also achieved promotion in the 2016/17 season, moving from BUCS Northern 4B into BUCS Northern 3B. The second team consists of experienced and competitive players, with several players hoping to step up into the first team ahead of the coming season.

Our third team competes in BUCS Northern 5B, and consists of passionate players with less experience playing basketball. There will be weekly development sessions for players who are new to the sport, with potential for these players to step up into the third team.

We welcome all standards of player and are particularly keen to develop players to compete at higher levels. Members will get to know other students within the club through regular training and socials.

Training

1st and 2nd team ONLY - Monday 5-6pm - The Edge Sports Hall 1

All teams - Friday 5-7pm - The Edge Sports Hall 1

3rd team - Wednesday 9pm-10pm - The Edge Sports Hall 1

Additional sessions will be available on an almost daily basis for first and second team players, as court bookings can be made by students as long as the sports hall is available.

 

Trials

Friday 29th September 17:00 - 19:00 in The Edge Sports Hall 1.

The trials will consist of 1 hour of various drills and skill tests, followed by an hour of 5v5 scrimmaging. The First and Second teams will be selected ahead of the varsity game on 04/10

 

Socials

The club holds socials every wednesday night with various themes and activities, usually at one of our sponsor bars offering cheap drinks and loads of free food. We hold socials with lots of other societies including cheerleaders (who are at every first team game) and the women's team each term!

As a member you will recieve queue jump into various club nights, with plenty of cheap drinks offers!

Our socials aim to create an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone at the club to fortify friendships throughout the society. We want everyone in the club to be involved, meaning we offer a number of sober socials alongside our regular socials where we can bond as a club away from the training and nights out.

The aim is for everyone to feel welcome, from freshers to post-grads, because we believe that the social aspect of a sporting society is vitally important for boosting chemistry between our club members for success on the court.

The club runs an annual tour every Easter to Salou alongside all the other sports teams in the university and many around the country. Enjoy a wild week of nightlife and basketball with teams from around the country. This is a great opportunity to get to know your teammates and you'll be sure to come home with tour blues.

If you have any questions about our socials, contact our social secretary Jordan at bn16j4d@leeds.ac.uk.

 

Membership

  • Early Bird Membership costs £60 (Up until the 13th of October 2017)
  • Regular Membership costs £75 (Starting on the 14th of October 2017)

Membership fee is a one-off payment which covers match fees, transport, venue hire, and equipment for the year. 

 

Contact Details

Club President - Peter Pittaway - pm15pmp@leeds.ac.uk

Treasurer - Ernie Jackevic - bn14ej@leeds.ac.uk

Secretary - Pooyan Khalil - sp16pk@leeds.ac.uk

Social Secretary - Jordan Davis - bn16j4d@leeds.ac.uk

Media Secretary - Scott Fisher - mm16sf@leeds.ac.uk

First Team captain - Abdulaziz Adekola - ll14a26a@leeds.ac.uk

Second Team captain - Wezley Bishop - pr15wb@leeds.ac.uk

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