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Study and Play Basketball at Chester

Find out more about the University of Chester, one of the UK’s oldest higher education institutions, about our Men’s Basketball Programme and how to apply to study at the University of Chester. 

About Our Men’s Basketball Programme

The University of Chester Men’s Basketball Programme is based at the University’s main Chester campus. We provide opportunities for students to continue to learn and develop their basketball skills and to represent the University in competitions.

Teams & Competitions

We have two men’s teams competing in British University & Colleges Sports (BUCS) competitions. Our Men’s First Team competes in the BUCS Northern Division 1 and the Basketball National Basketball Club League Division 2 (NBL 2). National Basketball League Division 2 is the highest level of amateur basketball in England.


Our First Team coaches are qualified and draw from their experience of coaching and/or playing at a range of levels including junior, international and professional.


Student-athletes selected for our competition teams have on-court training sessions which focus on developing technical and tactical aspects of the game to improve both individual and team play. Student-athletes can also access fitness, and basketball-specific strength and conditioning sessions led by qualified strength and conditioning coaches.

Student-Athlete Experiences

Read what our most recent student-athletes have to say about their experience of studying and playing basketball at the University of Chester.

Membership Fee

Like most Universities, there is a membership fee for joining a University sports team. All members are required to purchase their membership before they can train or play for a team. The Membership fees are reviewed annually and can be purchased from the Athletics Union.

Apply to Study at Chester

If you are interested in attending the University of Chester and want to play basketball around your study, you must first find a course that interests you and then apply to the University to study on that course.

To learn more about the course available at the University of Chester, how to apply for courses, to what life is like as a student and much more, please visit the University website at https://www1.chester.ac.uk.

To find out more about joining one of our competitive teams, please contact us by email to athleticsunion@chester.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Student status (prospective, current or alumni)
  • Recent playing history i.e. recent club, individual or team honours and any statistics;
  • Links to highlights and/or full games.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University has a range of bursaries and scholarships for undergraduate study and offers information on funding postgraduate study.

The University also offers several Sports Scholarships each year. Athletes with national or international experience are eligible to apply.


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