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Women's basketball

The University of Central Lancashire'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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Danny Byrne - Head performance coach

Danny Byrne joins the team with a wealth of experience in Basketball performance sport. Alongside his role at UCLan, Danny is currently the assistant coach to the Cheshire Phoenix, a professional basketball team based in Ellesmere port, playing in the British Basketball League (BBL).

Danny is also the former Manchester Giants Head Coach, who he lead the team to the Semi-finals of both BBL Trophy and BBL Cup in 2018

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Join one of the North West's biggest and most competitive teams

UCLan's women's basketball club aspires to create an environment that delivers professionally delivered high-level basketball training, providing our student athletes with the opportunity to achieve their personal goals (athletically and academically) as well as granting opportunities within the sport of basketball at both amateur and professional club levels, while at the same time obtaining a degree from a top university.

The University offers a tailored training plan for each individual player focusing on technical skill development and player IQ (Team and Individual). Team members can benefit from individual technical/skill sessions combined with group training sessions and regular video analysis (both individual and team). This is a complete support package to help support and attract committed basketball players.

The women’s basketball programme is working to establish a partnership with the Lancashire Spinners (Women’s National League) and Manchester Mystics (Women’s National League and WBBL) as an opportunity for additional training and competition in National League tier 2 and WBBL.


Monday: 8-10 pm. Team Training/Individual Training

Tuesday:  Individual Training

Wednesday: 6-8 pm. Team Training Or BUCs Fixtures

Thursday: S and C and Individual Training

Friday: 8-10 pm Team Training

Sunday: 12-2 pm Technical Training or Team Training

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


Sports scholarships

UCLan is also a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) institution, which means we are one of 37 delivery sites across the country that are recognised for their profile, experience and reputation associated with performance sport delivery.

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Where you'll train

All basketball training and matches take place at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre. 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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Did you know?

Our GB women’s National team is currently ranked 18th in the FIBA world rankings!

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