East Cambs Basketball Club, were formed when two basketball clubs in the East Cambridgeshire Area, Witchford Warriors and Ely Flames, merged in August 2014.
The club is based at the new Hive Leisure Centre on the new Leisure Park in Ely, Cambridgeshire and Kings School, Ely. We run 4 junior teams at Under 12/14/16/18 age levels and a senior men’s team. The Senior men and Junior teams are The East Cambs Warriors and the female team are the East Cambs Amazons.
Our Senior Men’s and Under 18 junior teams are based at The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely, Cambs on the new Ely Leisure Park. This fantastic facility is helping us to promote the game of basketball to the East Cambridgeshire community. Due to the pandemic, The Hive is currently unavailable to us, so instead the senior and under 18 training is currently taking place in the sports hall at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris.
This season 2021-2022 our senior Men’s team continue to play in the Nene Valley Basketball League, which is a central venue league played on Friday night in Stanground, Peterborough, we will be entering two teams this year one in Division 1 and one in Divsion 2. We will also be entering our second in the Cambridge Basketball League, playing in Division 2.
Our Junior programme for our Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 teams (ages 8-15) is based in the sports hall at Kings School, Ely. Kings School have been a great supporter of our junior basketball programme since we merged with Ely Flames, allowing us to use the Sports Hall for free.
Our junior teams in season 2019-2020 have not played many games due to lack of numbers, but over the season this has improved greatly and as basketball continues to grow so will our club. We hope to provide competitive basketball in season 2020-2021 to all next year!
The club and all its players and coaching staff are registered with Basketball England. Our coaches are qualified with Basketball England at either Level 1 or Level 2. All of our coaches are fully DBS checked and also have qualifications in Safeguarding and First Aid.
We provide fun but intense training sessions with the essence of the training on player development, focusing on the fundamentals of the game, helping the players to develop hand/eye coordination, team work and confidence in their own abilities. So if you are new to the game, want to get back into the game, or are seriously interested in playing, please get in touch.
We continue to try to grow the game and the club in the East Cambs area and have support from our kit and equipment supplier Bigfoot Basketball and our merchandise supplier Sigma Embroidery. As a club we are always looking for new partnership and sponsorship opportunities, so if you would like to be part of this amazing family then please get in touch.
Monday night training – Players aged 8-11 (under 12 team)
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Kings School, Ely in the Sports Hall
£5 per session
first session free
Wednesday night training – Players aged 12 to 15 years old (Under 14/Under 16 teams)
Kings School, Ely – Sports Hall
£5 per session
First session free
Tuesday night training – Players aged 16 + (Under 18 and Senior teams)
Sports Hall, Cromwell Community College, Chatteris
£5 per session
First session free
All players must now register with Basketball England themselves via the Basketball England Membership Portal. Whilst membership to BE is free, all players/coaches/officials must purchase the relevant license. The club will pay for this AFTER the player has paid the club membership fee for this season.
If more information is required, please get in touch with the club.
Currently we have suspended our female basketball programme. It is hoped that The Amazons will be resurrected in September 2020 and will be based at The Hive Leisure Centre.
The Amazons will be for female players aged 13+ where it is hoped that if there is enough interest, we will set up an under 14/16/18 junior programme as well as a senior team. If you would like to be involved, please get in touch via the contact section.
Under 16’s Peterborough Basketball League Division 3 Champions
Nene Valley League Plate Winners season 2018-2019
The club and Basketball throughout the UK returns to action with sessions resuming for all squads.
Senior team finally play their last game of the season in the Nene Valley League Play Off semi final against Huntingdon Hawks 1 losing 76-71.
Hayden Brown becomes second player in club history to play 100 games
Corona Virus forces basketball in the United Kingdom into lockdown and all play is stopped
Senior team player Alex Needem becomes the first member of the club to play 100 games.
Senior men make debut in division 2 of the Cambridge Basketball League.
Senior Men’s team win their first ever silverware with a 46-39 victory over Werrington Wolves in the Nene Valley Basketball League Plate final.
East Cambs Basketball, Warriors and Amazons get rebranded, a new website and move to a new location based at the Hive in Ely
Megan Kolici and Sarah Pollard from the East Cambs Amazons selected to the Norfolk County Pathway.
Launch of the Under 12 team.
Monday 6th June 2016 – First ever training session of the new female team at the club – East Cambs Amazons.
Three junior players for the warriors selected to play for the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk County teams and Under 13 and Under 17 ages. Lucas Everett-Green selected for the Norfolk under 13 team. Alex Needham and Max Watts selected for the Cambridgeshire Under 17 team.
Junior coach Hayden Brown became assistant coach to the Cambridgeshire Under 13 team.