The coronavirus pandemic has affected our basketball activities for the 2020/2021 Season and we are currently operating in accordance with Basketball England’s Return to Play guidance document and associated Road Map, which can be accessed on the Basketball England web-site: BasketBall England Web
Because the situation is constantly changing, our plans also have to remain fluid - so please refer to our Facebook page for the latest information.
We entered teams in the following National League categories for the new season: U12 (Mixed), U14 Boys, U16 Boys, U18 Girls, U18 Men, Division 3 Men. We also entered a Women’s team in the Greater Manchester League.
We applied and received agreement for a sabbatical for the NBL Division 2 Men’s team because the effects and uncertainty of the coronavirus shut-down were such that we did not consider we could make the commitment needed to run an NBL Division 2 campaign properly in the 2020/2021 Season.
As things stand currently (February 2021), all NBL basketball (Men & Women, Senior & Junior) has been abandoned for the 2020/2021 season.
We have run Junior basketball (up to 18 years of age) training sessions in the months when the UK Govt. has allowed us to do so and anticipate that we may be able to do so again in April and May 2021. If so, they will be run in the Archbishop Beck Tennis & Community Centre.
The 2021/2022 Season will commence in June 2021, but we do not yet know what we will be allowed to run over the summer months. We are planning for the 2021/2022 season National League games to commence in late September/early October 2021.
Supporting the Teams
We believe that until Basketball is recognised in the UK as a spectator attraction, as well as a recreational sport, facilities will continue to be provided without any consideration being given to spectator accommodation and welfare.
Our Home Court has spectator accommodation and we have invested to enhance it and make spectating an attractive experience.
We therefore encourage you to come and support LBC teams - not just the senior teams, but the younger age-group teams as well. All the players appreciate spectator support, the more and louder the spectators the better.
The liverpoolbasketball You Tube channel holds a number of videos (both uploads and live streams) from current and past seasons which are available for viewing, additional uploads being added on an irregular basis.
Becoming Part of the Club
If you want to do more than just spectate, we are always on the lookout for ambitious Players, for Team and Assistant Coaches, for Game & Table Officials, for Volunteers to help with the set-up and running of home games, team management, media activities - including the taking and processing of photos & videos, the recording and publishing of game statistics.
Interested? Get in touch with Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the LBC Facebook page.
If you run a company or organisation, there are a number of ways in which you could promote your products/services in association with LBC, whilst supporting the Club’s activities.
Interested? Get in touch with Phil Cain at email@example.com