Cup Clarification

For two legged cup games, the following applies:
  • The 1st game CAN end in a tie
  • At the start of the 2nd game, the scoreboard should be set to the final score of the first game
  • This should also be the starting point for the scorebook
  • At the end of the 2nd game, you CANNOT have a tie
  • Therefore, if the scores are the same at this point, overtime ensues as per a normal game
If this is still not clear, please contact Cliff!


The membership and registration system for the 2015/16 season is now open.

Membership Fees

Please be advised that membership fees remain unchanged from last season. As such, the following prices will be in effect for 2015/16:

  • Senior Club Fee - £50
  • Junior Club Fee - £35
  • Senior Player Fee - £10
  • Junior Player Fee - £5
  • Senior Coach/Official Fee - £15
  • Junior Coach/Official Fee - £10
  • Senior Top Up Insurance - £20
  • Junior Top Up Insurance - £15

There have been no price changes to the NBL registration fees this season either.

Clubs can no longer purchase additional insurance for their property as in previous years. This is due to the unavailability of similar, affordable policies in the current insurance marketplace. If any club does still wish to purchase this type of cover, please contact the membership team and we will put you in touch with our insurance brokers to discuss this further.

Member Communication and Guidance

Basketball England have produced a new Member Registration guide for this season that club secretaries can use if they require help with their registrations. It can be found by clicking HERE. There is also a BUCS specific guide that can be viewed HERE.

From the start of this season onwards, ALL registered coaches will need to have a valid DBS check along with basic safeguarding training, or to be undertaking said training at the time of registration. All registered officials ARE NOT required to have a DBS check, but must have basic safeguarding training or be in the process of obtaining it at the time of registration. If you require any further clarification on this, please contact Melissa Hague by clicking HERE.

If you need to contact your local area registrar to discuss your registrations or to pay for your licenses, you can find a list of registrars and their contact details by clicking HERE.

Other Notes
  • The sign in page for the online membership portal can be accessed from:
  • sign in details should not have changed from last season but if you experience any issues accessing the membership portal please contact the membership team.
  • you can find out more about the many benefits you receive from your basketball england membership by visiting our website. click here for more info.

Many thanks,

Ian Cawthorne
Membership Development Officer