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West Regional Basketball Centre

Reddish Vale Road,
Stockport SK5. Tel: 0161-477 7900.
The local league is the Budweiser Basketball League, and the season
runs from September to April. Manchester’s
only local team is the Manchester Giants, who play at the Manchester

Manchester Youth Basketball Club

Basketball Centre, Whalley Range High School For Girls, Manchester
M16 8GW.
Tel: 0161-881-0090. Fax: 0161-881-9451. Website:

The Club was
started in 1997 by Joe and Maggie Forber and Graham Williams and is
now believed to be the largest National League Club in England. The
acquisition of Trafford Basketball Centre in Sale created a 2-court
venue on a school site. It soon became evident that this site was
not big or modern enough to fulfil the needs of the Club so a new
venue at Whalley Range High School for Girls has been developed with
aid from, Manchester City Council and sponsorship by John Amaechi.

The Centre boasts:

  • Basketball
    Hall with 3 International-size basketball courts, sprung wooden
  • 10 x 5-a-side
    outdoor football pitches
  • Aerobics area
  • Fitness suite,
    physiotherapy facilities
  • Bar/Conference
  • Total cost
  • GMYBC contribution
    of £250,000 donated by John Amaechi
  • Completely
    controlled by Greater Manchester Youth Basketball Club
  • Will operate
    7 days per week
  • All National
    League games and practices will be held there
  • Manchester
    Magic will play all their home games there
  • The Club will
    run a full range of community basketball activities – playing in
    leagues, coaching sessions, courses for referees, coaches and table
  • All ages catered
    for, Primary Schools to adults.
  • At peak use,
    2500 youngsters are expected to use the Hall weekly.

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Currently playing
in Division 2 of the National League.

& Rochdale Celtics

Middleton Leisure
Centre, Suffield Street, Middleton. Telephone: 0161-643 2894.
Tickets about �4.50 with concessions (prices may have changed – please
check). Take the 412 bus from Manchester to Middleton – a 5 minute


Castle Leisure
Centre, Bolton Street, Bury. Tel: 0161-761 4634.
Tickets about �2.50 (Possibly subject to change – check before stting
out). Take Metrolink from Manchester to Bury Interchange. About 5
minutes walk thereafter.

Range High School for Girls

Wilbraham Road,
Whalley Range, Manchester M16. For information Tel: 0161-232 3100.
New £2 million state-of-the-art international standard basketball
centre. Coaching, competitions, league and to national standards.

Basketball Centre

Canon Williamson
CofE High School, Northfleet Road, Peel Green, Eccles, Salford M30
Tel: 0793 958 2460.
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