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Whether you’re interested in pursuing basketball competitively or socially, we’ve got two opportunities to get involved: our Performance Sport programme and Campus Social Sport.

Woman competing in a basketball match

If you’re a talented basketball player, you can try out for TeamBU Basketball – our community of athletes who represent BU in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS).

Run in partnership with South Coast Tigers, TeamBU Basketball is made up of four teams (three men's teams and one women's team) who compete both locally and nationally in BUCS leagues and competitions.

If, on the other hand, you are looking to just play basketball socially and for fun, its included in our Campus Social Sport programme (alongside badminton and netball) – delivered by our Campus Sport Activators, there’s no need to book and all equipment is provided.

Meet our TeamBU Performance Sport basketball teams

Key information

BU Basketball Opportunities

Club Member

Available for anyone who would like to take part in organised training and in friendly fixtures against other universities

Friday 8.30-10pm: (Starting Tuesday 5th October) 


  • Cost £84 for the year (term time only)
  • Limited to 30 spaces


Sports Hall, Talbot Campus

Club Social Member

Tuesdays: 7:30pm–8:30pm (Starting 5th October)


  • Cost of £60 for the year (term time only)
  • First session is free
  • Limited to 30 spaces


Sports Hall, SportBU, Talbot campus

Booking Your Own Court

  • For those who want to book their own court and play by yourself or with your friends
  • This can be booked through SportBU reception from £28 per hour
  • Please note sports hall space is limited

Performance Sport Member

Must be successful through the TeamBU trials process. For information on how to registers for trials and for all dates and times, please visit our Trials page here


Tuesdays: 9:30pm–10:30pm
Sundays: 2pm–4pm

Tuesdays: 8:30pm–9:30pm
Sundays: 12pm–2pm

TeamBU Basketball Fixtures are played on Wednesdays in the Sports Hall, Talbot Campus


Sports Hall, SportBU, Talbot campus


Annual TeamBU Basketball affiliation fee: £84

  • Training and BUCS matches included

The Sports Hall, host to basketball matches at BU

Find out more about Performance Sport

Trialists at a starting line before a race

Trials and affiliation

If you think you have what it takes to become a Performance Sport athlete, you will need to try out for Team BU. Find out how to register and when our trials take place

Sports scholarships

Sports scholarships

We believe that your sporting talents deserve to be rewarded. Available for up to £5,000, our Sports scholarships are designed to help you perform at the highest possible level.

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TASS accreditation

Backed by Sport England, the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) helps you successfully balance your sporting career and studies – so you don't have to choose between the two.