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GB Maxibasketball Performance Programme

Our ambition is to provide players with the platform to continue playing basketball and competing at performance level.

Who is our programme for? We generally recruit from former national league, ex-international and ex-professional male and female players, but actually anyone can attend open sessions. Players must be registered with their national governing body for basketball in the UK, for insurance purposes.

What does the programme offer? We offer a year round programme of regular training opportunities for male and female elite players aged from 35+ years to 60+ of age, run by an experienced cohort of qualified coaches and supported by professional sports science and medicine personnel. Players within this programme will be working to improve their team skills as well as seeking individual selection to GB Maxis squads, and representing their country at international level.   Eight GB Maxibasketball teams competed in the  FIMBA 11th European Maxibasketball Championship 2022, in Malaga, with five of them securing European championship medals, including Gold for the GB Maxis 35+ Women  and Silver for the GB Maxis 35+ Men.  In August 2023, five GB Maxibasketball teams travelled to Mar del Plata, in Argentina to compete in the World Maxibasketball Championship 2023 with three teams (W40+, M40+ & W50+) finishing in the top 10 nations in their age group.

Where are we based? The GB Maxibasketball performance programme is predominantly based in the City of Nottingham at the purpose built Nottingham Wildcats Basketball Arena.   The National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester also hosts GB Maxis annually for open training and selection camps from time to time.

How often are the sessions? We usually run monthly open sessions from September through to December each year. Thereafter, GB teams are selected for continued training and preparation for either a European or World Championship competition the following year.  At the moment, we have ten national squads (five male and five female 35+ to 55+) preparing for the European Championship 2024 which will take place from 21 – 30 June 2024 in Pesaro, Italy.  We will also be entering squads into select UK and European masters events during 2023 and 2024 before travelling to Pesaro.

Opportunities to play

There are local maxibasketball opportunities all around the UK. As we develop the site, we will feature any other opportunities to play that come to our attention, so keep checking in from time to time.

There are also a variety of well-established international club masters basketball tournaments, with integral social and tourism elements, in the UK and Europe are shown below (click on the images below for further information):

A full directory of masters basketball tournaments around the world can be found on the Masters Basketball Tournament website Overseas –


Get In Touch

We welcome all enquiries about the GB Maxibasketball programme and are happy to provide further information on how to join, either as a Player, Coach or member of our Sports Science & Medicine Team. Please give brief details using the contact form below of your can email us

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