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If you don’t fancy the commitment of joining a team, then come along to Active Campus Basketball where you can turn up and play for fun.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced player or have never played before, Active Campus is for everyone and all abilities. Our friendly student activators will be on hand to welcome you and guide you through the session.


Thursdays 18:00 – 20:00

Fridays 19:30 – 20:30


Sugden Sports Centre

How to sign up:

There is no need to register – just turn up and play.

Cost: Free

Contact for more info: Darren Waldron

Interested in other Play for Fun sessions? Find out more here.




Compete against friends, flatmates and course mates in our Basketball Campus League.  Play weekly fixtures with qualified umpires and compete against other university teams at Manchester Met.  

Our Campus Leagues are a great way to play the sport you love in a social but competitive environment, with trophies and prizes at the end of the year for the winning team.

When: Sundays 17:00-19:00

Where: Sugden Sports Centre

Cost: £25 per person for the year

How to sign up: Register here

Contact for more info: Alicia Green

Interested in other Campus Leagues? Find out more here.




Manchester Met Basketball is a Spotlight Sport.  This provides an integrated pathway with the area’s top basketball clubs in the Manchester Giants (BBL), Manchester Magic (NBL 1) and Lancashire Spinners (NBL 1). 


BUCS level:

Our teams compete in the following BUCS leagues:

Men’s 1st team – Northern Premier

Men’s 2nd team – Northern 2a

Men’s 3rd team – Northern 3a

Men’s 4th team – Northern 4a

Women’s 1st – Northern 1a


Coaches and support staff:

Callum Jones coaches the men’s 1st team, having over 10 years of experience coaching at AASE academies and University level.

Callum also captains the Manchester Giants BBL team, as part of an eight-year professional career.

Basketball scholar Rihanne Bailey coaches the women’s team alongside studying at Manchester Met and playing for Manchester Mystics.

Training facilities and times:

All teams train at Platt Lane Sports Complex or The National Basketball Performance Centre in Belle Vue.

Monday PM: Training (1st team)
Tuesday PM: Video Analysis
Wednesday: GAME DAY
Thursday PM: Physio rehab/assessment
Friday AM: Strength and Conditioning drop-in
Friday PM: Training


Partners, links and pathways:

Manchester Giants - Education outlet for BBL (British Basketball League) players.  Giants BBL team also utilise our Platt Lane facilities for their training nights.

Manchester Magic - Help host their Loreto college’s EABL (Elite Academy Basketball League) academy at Platt Lane.  Shared recruitment of players for their Division 1 team.

Lancashire Spinners - Shared recruitment of players for their Division 1 team and facility usage.

Basketball England - Numerous opportunities to link into their events team alongside other student experience opportunities.  Shared initiative support to grow participation and performance. Collaborative student apprentice roles. Coach development opportunities.

Great Britain Basketball – Event support opportunities.



We currently have five basketball scholars playing for our 1st team

Roosevelt Davis

Jonathan Barnes

Loick Pouale

Rihanne Bailey

Grace Simmons

Samantha Roscoe

Find out more about them on our scholar page


For more details on joining a club, please contact 

Roosevelt Davis

Jonathan Barnes

Loick Pouale

Rihanne Bailey

Grace Simmons

Samantha Roscoe

Terms and conditions

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The University expects that students and coaches participating in all activities related to sports clubs will at all times demonstrate respect for:

  • Themselves, other students, university staff, external venue staff, volunteers, coaches, officials and spectators;
  • Laws and culture of the relevant sporting activities;
  • Property of Manchester Met, MMU Sport and any venue they are visiting.

Participants are also expected to:

  • Value their own performances, that of others and not just results;
  • Co-operate with team/club mates, coaches and officials


MMU Sport Clubs Behaviours:

All MMU Sports Club members agree to abide by the behaviours outlined in the non-exhaustive list below:

  • To adhere to the Sports Club Constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of Manchester Met and The Union (which includes, but is not limited to, the Manchester Metropolitan University Student Code of Conduct, University Health and Safety Policies, MMU Sport Code of Conduct and the Code of Conduct for The Union Members);
  • To adhere to the rules and regulations of the relevant sports’ governing body, and where necessary the relevant international federations, agreeing to demonstrate sporting behaviour towards opponents, staff and officials at all times;
  • To be fair, considerate, honest and respectful to the needs of fellow students, staff, volunteers, coaches and visitors to Manchester Met;
  • To respect Manchester Met’s property and that of others (e.g. external facilities and transport providers), and not cause damage to such property or use it for unapproved purposes;
  • To never behave violently where this is outside the rules of the sport or deliberately seek to gain an advantage through cheating, or use prohibited substances;
  • To encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour;
  • To refrain from any behaviour that brings the Club or Manchester Met into disrepute;
  • To adhere to the rules and regulations in the Student Regulations for use of University Computing Resources and take personal responsibility for their words, images and actions in an online environment;
  • To understand that any ‘welcome’ activity for new club members should be inclusive, non-compulsory, and should not, in the judgement of MMU Sport, make the individuals feel humiliated or degraded;
  • Not act in an unlawful manner;
  • To understand the repercussions of any breaches of these standards.