Men's Basketball

Basketball at Loughborough has developed significantly over the past five years and is quickly becoming one of the leading programmes within men’s basketball in the UK. We cater for a wide range of abilities, and everyone is welcome to try out.


Our elite men’s squad have an intense practice schedule, practicing four times per week in addition to other specific-skill workouts and strength and conditioning. Our sports science team uses all the University’s world class sports facilities to help create the ultimate training centre with the best support possible. The facilities used include three basketball courts, a performance gym and a swimming pool.

Loughborough now also boasts an exciting new basketball development programme, which involves Leicester Riders, Charnwood College and Loughborough College. The University will play a key role in this comprehensive basketball programme for players aged 11 and older.

Athletic Union Club

Our elite team currently competes in EBL D2 and the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Premier competition and we have a further four teams playing in various BUCS, national and local competitions. Many of our current athletes have had recent international appearances, could you be next?

With an extensive support structure which caters for a wide range of abilities, the programme currently features four men’s squads and a development squad, allowing you to advance your skills throughout the year. 

We also cater for a wide range of abilities, and everyone is welcome to try out.

Hall Sport (IMS)

You can compete in basketball for your halls in Intramural Sport (IMS) with competitions held throughout the year.

Our wheelchair basketball sessions are open to anyone and all equipment is provided, so you can just turn up and have a go.

Social leagues

Our basketball social league offers you the opportunity to play regular competitive sport on your terms. Free to join, it is a great way of getting to know people, keeping fit and having a break from your academic studies. 

Department sport

Open to all students at Loughborough University, our department sport competition gives you the opportunity to compete against friends in other departments in weekly leagues and one-day events. Department teams enter into the basketball social league.

My Lifestyle

Basketball is also available through the My Lifestyle initiative, where you can give the sport a go and have loads of fun at the same time.

Coaching and volunteering

Within most sports there are a range of sports volunteering roles and opportunities for you to get involved and gain experience in. This ranges from coaching and officiating to events, marketing and media and sport science support.

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