Charity Cup
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as at 07-Aug-2018
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Old News

Past Winners




GBL Match Result

103 Cheltenham Hawks 59 - 49 Cheltenham Spartans

Commitee Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the committee meeting held on 29th August are now available to download from the Meeting Minutes page.

2018 / 2019 - New Rule Changes

For details of the new rule changes, visit the Basketball England Officiating Resourses page at

FIBA have also produced a handy .PDF file containing a summary of the rule changes with examples. You can download a copy here.

Basketbal England Board Changes

Graham Biggs, who has spent much of his career playing, coaching and running teams in Gloucestershire, has been elected onto the board of Basketball England. Read more here.

South West Champions League

A Cup competition for the South West teams that runs from September til Easter. A Champions League if you like!

Open to any of the teams from Exeter and District, Plymouth, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucester and Somerset basketball but limited to a maximum of 12 teams (this season) and no more than 4 teams from one basketball area.

Teams will be put into 4 groups, and hopefully if numbers allow you will not meet a teams from your area in the group stage!

The format will mean each group of 3 teams will play each other, with one home match and one away match, with teams progressing to further rounds until a neutral court final. Thus guaranteeing each team at least two games.

Now the cost - £30 per team (all players must be registered with BE), format and rules to be provided but basically teams cover their own court, table officials and floor officials costs except for the Final.

This is purely on a first come first served basis, and teams will be considered entered once payment received (non refundable unless competition doesn’t take place).

Who will be number 1 in the area for the 2018/19 season across the region?

Follow the Exeter and District Facebook page for full details and updates.

Ever wondered how to become a referee ?

Head over to the Downloads page where you can find details of how you can become a basketball referee.

GBL Match Results

101 Cheltenham Eagles 44 - 83 Warriors

102 Malvern Mavericks 73 - 93 Worcester Cyclones

GBL Postponed Match

112 Stroud Sharks P - P Charlton Kings ( Finch / Greaves ) ( was due to be played 05 Oct 2018 )

GBL Re-Arranged Match

112 Sharks v Kings, will now be played on Thursday 4th October, 2018

GBL Postponed Match

124 Cheltenham Hawks P - P Stroud Sharks ( Grainger / Martinez ) ( was due to be played 22 Oct 2018 )

GBL Re-Arranged Match

124 Hawks v Sharks, will now be played on Sunday 28th October, 2018

GBL Postponed Match

113 Warriors P - P Cheltenham Spartans ( Hayward / Martinez ) ( was due to be played 06 Oct 2018 )

GBL Re-Arranged Match

113 Warriors v Spartans, will now be played on Saturday 13th October, 2018

Pre Season Meeting

A reminder that the pre-season meeting will be held on the 4th of September 19.00-22.00 in the Sports Hall at Gloucester College, Gloucester Campus, Llanthony Road, Gloucester. GL2 5JQ

The session will be taken by Richard Stokes, a FIBA official, and will include a review/discussion on rule changes introduced last year and this ( of which there are many).

It will highlight the GBBA's Respect Policy, and cover how the match officials work with the team coaches and table Officials, eg the Importance of pre-game meetings.

Officials Funding Offer

During the meeting on the 28th August, the commitee reviewed two senior players' request for sponsorship to undertake the upcoming Level 2 referees course.

One an existing Level 1 official, the other a new referee to the pool.

The committee have agreed to fully fund both applications ( course fee £120.00 ) and look forward to supporting them achieve their goals.

We are hoping to receive funding requests from two junior officials as a means of supporting clubs who are actively encouraging/registering junior players into their senior sides.

Further information, criteria and request forms, can be found on a special Funding page.

Registering Guide

Geoff noticed that I'd linked to the wrong registration guide in my earlier post. The one we need for local league is the Club Secretary’s guide to registration.

Format for Cup Competitions season 2018 / 2019

At the AGM a number of suggestions were put forward for changes and inclusion. Please see below the competition format following consideration of the suggestions and comments.


The top two from each group go into a semi final

A1 v B2
B1 v A2

Best of 5 games.

Winners go into the Dexter Dawson Charity Cup to be played on the 12th May, 2019.

All other teams enter into the John Llewellyn Handicap Plate.

This is a Round Robin format.

The top two compete in the John Llewellyn Plate final on the 12th May, 2019.

For the benefit of new teams entering the league, each player pays £2.00 per match, and this money is directed to the Charity Cup total. The GBBA web page shows running totals once the competition begins up to and including monies collected on the 12th May, 2019.

2018 / 2019 Fixtures

The fixtures for the coming season are now available in the Fixtures area.

Referee details will be updated shortly.

Referee Assignments

Referee assignments up to November 10th have been published on the Fixtures page.

Team & Player Registrations

Basketball England’s membership portal is now open for the 2018/19 season. All clubs and members can now log on and begin registering for the upcoming season! The URL is

You can download instructions on how to use the registering site here.

For details of this years fees, click here.

Team & Player Registrations Update

I shall not be process any registration forms until payment has been made. I need to see a proof of payment which can be a screen print or a screen grab. Please do not leave it to the last moment to submit your registrations.

Please remember to include your club fee which is £60.

Payments are to be made into the following bank account ...

Sort Code 40 22 09
Account No 71621459

There have been a number of times when unregistered players have participated in a game. They can be registered before the match, providing I am contacted by text or email before a match and I will endeavour to register the player if I am in a position to do so. The GBBA will take the sum from you deposit until the payment has been made. It will not always be possible to register the player before the game but I will endeavour to do my best.

If you have any problems or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.


Geoff Steer
Gloucestershire Area Registrar

Have you some spare time ?

If you are a Level 2 qualified basketball coach, and have some spare time on a Saturday morning, then Karen Coups at Rendcomb College near Cirencester would like to hear from you.

She is looking for a coach to run sessions for boys at the school. Sessions would run from 09:30 - 11:30 on Saturday mornings.

The range of skills would be beginner to intermediate.

This is a paid position, hourly rate dependent on coaching qualifications and experience.

Contact Karen for more details.

Match Incident Form

There is a new form in the Downloads area, for use by referees to report an irregularity with a match, such as technical or disqualification fouls, the score sheet being signed under protest, and missing table equipment.

Do you coach a team?

If so, you'll need to read this document produced by Basketball England.

It details the requirements you need to meet to be registered as a team coach with Basketball England.

Dates For Your Diary

04 Sep 18 - Pre Season Meeting

06 Oct 18 - Level 2 Referee Course

14 Oct 18 - Level 2 Referee Course

16 Oct 18 - Committee Meeting

21 Oct 18 - Level 2 Referee Course

15 Jan 19 - Committee Meeting ( To Be Confirmed )

25 Mar 19 - Start of Cup & Plate Matches

12 May 19 - Charity Cup Finals Day

21 May 19 - Pre AGM Committee Meeting ( To Be Confirmed )

11 Jun 19 - Annual General Meeting

2018 / 2019 Team List

Stroud Sharks are the last team to join the GBL for this season.

2018 / 2019 Fixtures

Provisional fixtures have been circulated to team secretaries.

Please raise any concerns directly with Ian, the fixtures secretary.

Remember, once finalised, any last minute postponments will lead to a financial penalty being imposed.

2018 / 2019 Team List

With only a few hours to go before the deadline, we have 9 teams ready for action in the 2018 / 2019 season ...

Charlton Kings
Cheltenham Eagles
Cheltenham Hawks
Cheltenham Spartans
Gloucester Pumas
Worcester Cyclones

and a very warm welcome to our two newest teams

Hartpury Basketball
Malvern Mavericks

Officials Expense Form

A slightly revised Official's Expense Form is now available to download in the Downloads area.

Level 2 Referee Course

The Gloucestershire School of Basketball is running a Level 2 referee course on the following days ...

Saturday October 6th, 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday October 14th, 09:00 - 13:30
Sunday 21st October, 09:00 - 13:30

The course will be held at Gloucestershire College, Llanthony Road, Gloucester. GL2 5JQ.

The cost is £120 for the course and the modules which cost £30 each can be purchased from BE.

For more information, contact Geoff Steer ( )

Team List

Charlton Kings
Cheltenham Eagles
Cheltenham Hawks
Cheltenham Spartans
Gloucester Pumas
Hartpury Basketball
Malvern Mavericks
Stroud Sharks
UOG Raiders
Worcester Cyclones