Basketball is open to all Northumbria University students at any level of experience. Our Basketball club boast a friendly, diverse and active environment with the desire to keep their outstanding reputation within BUCS & the university. As basketball is one of out Focus Sports, players benefit from a high level coaching team to help them develop their skills. 

Basketball is another one of our biggest clubs at Northumbria with 6 teams (4x Men & 2x Women) entered to compete in BUCS in the 2023/24 season. 

The club is led by two head coaches: Drew Lasker (Head of Men’s) & Chris Bunten (Head of Women's), with a number of additiional coaches supporting with the 2nd-4th BUCS squads.

On top of all the fun you’ll have playing basketball, you’ll enjoy a variety of social events organised by the club making it the perfect opportunity to play the sport you love while having a great time and making new friends.

Available Basketball Memberships:

"Just PLAY"   Free

Mondays 17:00 - 18:00 (Sport Central) - 3x3 format

Thursdays 17:00 - 18:00 (Sport Central) - 5x5 format

This programme is aimed at students who are interested in playing the sport without any commitment. The fun and engaging sessions are completely free to book on to, on a weekly basis, as a first come first served, via our app. There will be 30 spaces available in each of the sessions each week.


“COMPETE”  £200

Mens 2nd:   Tuesday 20:30 - 22:00   &   Thursday 18:30 - 20:00

Mens 3rd:    Tuesday 07:00 - 08:30   &   Sunday 18:00 - 19:30 

Mens 4th:    Tuesday 07:00 - 08:30   &   Sunday 19:30 - 21:00 

Womens 2nd:    Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30  &   Thursday 17:00 - 18:30

This membership offers regular coached sessions and includes opportunities to take part in BUCS fixtures. In additional to our focus 1st PERFORM teams, we also have Men's 2nd, Men's 3rd, Men's 4th and Womens' 2nd teams entered in to BUCS this year. COMPETE memberships can only be purchased following successful squad selection during our Big Week of Sport. If you are interested in joining any of the COMPETE squads but missed the chance during BWOS you'll need to contact the coaches, listed further below. 


“PERFORM”  Our Focus Sport 1st teams.

M1:  Monday 20:00 – 22:00, Tuesday 12:00 - 13:30, Wednesday 07:00-08:30, Thursday 20:00 – 22:00

W1:  Monday 18:00 - 20:00, Tuesday 12:00 - 13:30, Wednesday 07:00 - 08:30, Thursday 18:00 - 20:00

Perform memberships are determined by the Head Coach of each sport through Focus Sport Scholarship applications prior to the seaons starting. (See "Student Athletes" tab for more information). All PERFORM squads are now full.

Training Dates

Semester 1: 02.10.2023 - 11.12.2023

Semester 2: 08.01.2024 - 18.03.2024

Semester 3: 15.04.2024 - 29.04.2024

Please note some dates within the dates above are unavailable due to facility closures or external events.

Key Contacts

Head of Men’s Basketball: Andrew Lasker 

Men's 2nd & 3rd Team Coach: Aarron Reay

Men's 4th Team Coach: Henry Ansah

Men’s Club President: Zach Martinez


Head of Women’s Basketball: Chris Bunten

Women's 2nd Team Coach: Stephen Lindoe

Women’s Club President: Megan McArdle


The Basketball club is supported by Northumbria Sport's Club Development Officer Amy Hargrave.