Operated by the sports governing body, Basketball England, the NBL is the top age-group competition in the country, ranging from under-14 to Seniors. Leagues are regionalised with home/away fixtures taking place most weekends throughout the season (October-April). Top-performing teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoffs which are a knock-out format culminating in the ‘Final Fours’ in Manchester in April. (League fixtures, results and standings can be found on the Basketball England Website),
Knights use NBL as a development tool for high-level players or those with the potential to be high-level players. Balancing the competitive nature of the league with our player-focused coaching ethos is a very difficult task. Coaches do their best to ensure all players are given playing opportunities but this cannot be guaranteed every game.
Click on the links below to see each NL team: