Men's basketball

The University of Central Lancashire basketball programme is open to players of all levels. Compete in the BUCS Leagues, train with the team or play recreationally.

Craig Wright men's basketball coach
Craig Wright
Men's Head Performance Coach

Craig is an experienced Level 3 Basketball Coach. He's worked with our basketball team for over 13 years. Under Craig’s leadership, both the Men’s and Ladies Basketball teams have progressed enormously. From competing at the bottom of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Premier up to almost the highest tier, 1A. 

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One of the North West's most competitive basketball teams

Our basketball club has over 50 members with opportunities to play at all levels of ability. From recreational and second team to high level performers within the men’s first team. We've put together an extensive training schedule and support package. This helps support and attract committed basketball players.

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Where and when you'll train

All basketball training and matches take place at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFC). Our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art, purpose built indoor facility is located at our Preston Campus. STFSC offers a range of activities from UCLan Students' Union sports clubs to instructor led classes and individual gym areas.

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8.00 - 10.00pm
  • Men's first team
  • National League training
  • Monday team conditioning
Wednesday 6.00 - 8.00pm
  • BUCS fixtures or;
  • BUCS team training
Thursday 5.00 - 6.00pm
  • Thursday team conditioning
Friday 6.00 - 8.00pm 
  • BUCS men's first team
  • National League training
Saturday 1.00 - 3.00pm
  • National League fixture (away)
Sunday 1.00 - 3.00pm
  • National League fixture (home)

On Sundays where there are no fixtures, individual practice and conditioning will take place. Dates and times are subject to change.

Additional training support will be provided with dates and times identified by the coach.

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Play with the best. Take a look at our basketball team's accolades over the years. 

1st place Men's 2A 2009/10 Northern Conference

Did you know?

The North West has many junior, senior, national league and college basketball programmes. We have good links through our network of alumni and coaches. You'll have the opportunity to play, coach and officiate at several places throughout the North West. 

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The University of Central Lancashire women's basketball programme is open to players of all levels. Compete in the BUCS Leagues, train with the team or play recreationally.


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