GB Maxibasketball is a high quality national teams programme for male and female players aged 35+ to 55+ years of age. It is part of the Basketball England Talent Pathway.
The programme was originally established towards the end of the 2017/18 basketball season to encourage former female players back into basketball, and to provide the opportunity for some of these players to ultimately represent their country on the international stage.
The GB Maxibasketball programme produced the first ever British basketball teams to compete on a World Maxibasketball stage. Two teams travelled to Espoo, Helsinki – Finland’s capital city – to compete in the 15th FIMBA World Maxibasketball Championships 2019. They represented Great Britain in the 40+ and 50+ competition categories, with their 50+ team achieving a world championship 4th place medal. Nicknamed ‘GB Maxis’, their success had led to the expansion of the performance element of the programme during 2020 and we now organise male and female teams to compete in World and European maxibasketball championships.