The Northumbria University basketball programme is consistently ranked top three in the UK. Working closely with the Newcastle Eagles BBL and WBBL teams, developing students have the opportunity to progress into the professional game.

Last season the women’s team won the BUCS Premier North title and were runners up in the Championship finals. Whilst the men were runners up in the BUCS Premier North league and Championship finals.

Players benefit from a programme that rivals a professional team, with daily training including individual and team based court sessions, as well as strength & conditioning, performance analysis and more.

We pride ourselves on our highly experienced coaching team led by Marc Steutel current GB Men’s Assistant Coach and Chris Bunten GB Women’s Assistant Coach.

Check out the fixtures page for the upcoming games. For information on scholarships and to apply, visit out Scholarships page.

W1 Basketball

The women's first team play in the Premier North BUCS League. The team finished 1st in their league last year and are hoping to do the same in the 2018/19 season.

Number Name Position Height  Home Town 
1 Lauren Holt Forward 5"11 San Jose, CA
3 Giulia Simioni Guard 5"7 Locarno, Switzerland
4 Ny McClain Guard 5"6 Albany, New York 
5 Kaylie Van Loo Guard 5"10 Hillsboro, Oregon 
6 Kalina Aksentieva Forward 5"11 Sofia, Bulgaria
8 Rachael Bland Forward 5"8 Washington, Tyne & Wear
9 Keziah Lewis Forward 5"11 Auckland, NZ
10 Maya Price Centre 6"2 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
11 Jamie Hill Guard 5"9 Baltic, Connecticut
12 Georgia Ohrdorf Forward 6"0 Wollongon, Australia
14 Adoniah Lewis Guard 5"6 Auckland, NZ
15 Jensen Blassage Guard 5"8 Cherry Valley, IL
21 Kara Bonenberger Centre 6"2 Walnutport, Pennsylvania

Club Structure


Recent Success

1st Place BUCS Basketball 2017-2018 Premier North
2nd Place BUCS Basketball 2017-2018 Championship

W2 Basketball

The men's second team play in the Northern 1A BUCS League. The team finished 3rd place last year and are looking to improve upon that this year.

Club Structure


Recent Success

2nd Place BUCS Basketball 2017-2018 Northern 1A
1st Place BUCS Basketball 2016-2017 Northern 2B


Trials for Team Northumbria run in September/October, but to guarantee you'll be playing Basketball check our Basketball Club where you can play against other students at Northumbria University in a fun and friendly environment. It's a great way to meet other students who love Basketball and our coaches are always watching out for players who want to make the step up to compete in BUCS against other university teams.


Find out about Scholarships

Find out about Athlete Support