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Our club offers competitive basketball for both men and women with two male teams and one female team competing in British Universities & Colleges competitions. In addition to this, we also have a male team competing in Basketball England’s National Basketball League (NBL) competitions.

Men’s National League

We are one few University teams with a men’s team competing in England Basketball National Basketball League (NBL) competitions. The NBL is a national competition for senior club teams featuring teams around England, Wales and Scotland. We have enjoyed much success in our short time in the NBL:

  • 2018/19 Division 3 North Champions
  • 2018/19 National Shield Champions
  • 2016/17 Division 3 North Runners Up
  • 2015/16 Division 4 North West Champions
  • 2015/16 Division 4 Playoff Finalists

Men’s BUCS

Our Men’s BUCS 1st Team compete in the BUCS Northern Division 1 and are one of the University’s most competitive and successful teams with a long history of competing in the upper levels of the BUCS leagues including recent success:

  • 2019-20 BUCS Northern Division 1 Champions
  • 2017-18 BUCS Northern Division 2 Champions
  • 2017-18 BUCS Northern Conference Cup Champions
  • 2016-17 BUCS Northern Conference Cup Champions
  • 2016-17 BUCS Northern Division 2 Runners Up
  • 2014-15 BUCS Northern Division 2 Champions
  • 2014-15 BUCS Northern Conference Cup Runners Up

Members of the 1st team also have the opportunity to play at weekends with our National League team which consists of current students and alumni.

We also have a Men’s BUCS 2nd Team entered into BUCS competitions. This provides an opportunity for students who are not selected for the first team to develop with weekly training and regular competitive matches.

Women’s BUCS

Our Women’s Basketball Club offers opportunities for students of all levels of skill and experience to play basketball. Whether you’re wanting to try out a new sport or have a lot of prior experience, our women’s team compete in the third division of BUCS where games are competitive and against other Universities of similar skill levels. Training sessions are not only planned to improve the skill levels of our players but are also fun and enjoyable for all of those who attend.


We are always looking for new members to join our club and offer opportunities for current students and alumni of all experience levels, from beginners through to elite level performers, to play basketball on a competitive and/or recreational basis. Elite level performers who represent the University in competitions will also be eligible to apply for a University of Chester Sports Scholarship. To find out more information on how to join our club, select the relevant option below:


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