Match Report: Nottingham Trent University Hoods 84-80 City of Birmingham Rockets

A gallant final quarter fightback from Rockets saw us put up 29 points, but it was not enough as we fell to a four-point defeat at Nottingham Wildcats Arena on Sunday afternoon. An even first quarter preceded a couple of strong quarters from our hosts, leaving Rockets with an uphill task heading into the game’s…

Rockets Win At Charnwood Despite Nervy Final Quarter

City of Birmingham Rockets defeated Charnwood Riders on Saturday afternoon despite a nervy final quarter where our hosts staged a comeback against Coach Douglas’ men. The game started in an open fashion, with Charnwood going ahead in the first minute before Mike Price and Faaris Mughal put Rockets on top. Charnwood then retook the lead…

Double-Header Sees Men’s First Team In Action Twice This Weekend

It’s a double header for our Men’s first team this weekend as we take on Charnwood Riders on Saturday before facing up against Nottingham Hoods on Sunday. After last Saturday’s phenomenal win against Northampton Titans Coach Douglas will be looking for a repeat of the performance which saw us defeat the only unbeaten team in…

Rockets In Focus: Matt Gaskell

In this series of articles, we take a look at some of the players who have come through the setup here at Rockets. In this latest instalment, we focus on Men’s First Team player, Matt Gaskell. Matt has been involved with Rockets since his childhood, starting out with him attending one of our Saturday sessions.…

Match Report: City of Birmingham Rockets 75-68 Northamptonshire Titans

City of Birmingham Rockets recorded their first win of the new year yesterday as they ended table-topping Northamptonshire Titans’ 100% record at Utilita Arena Birmingham. Rockets started brightly, with Nathan Ramsdale-Owen and Mike Thiep putting us 6-5 up after three minutes in front of an enthusiastic crowd in the indoor arena. Rockets were on top…

Great Set Of Results For Juniors After Big Weekend For Rockets

It was a good weekend for our Junior Rockets with three wins from four games including a great win for our Under-18 Boys. We hosted Reading Rockets knowing that a win against the third-placed team in the league would put us on 19 points and move us within a chance of the play-offs at the…

Match Preview: City of Birmingham Rockets Women Looking For Back-To-Back Wins Ahead of Tees Valley Clash

Our Women’s First Team go up against Tees Valley Mohawks this Saturday as we look for our second win of the season after our last-minute win over Derbyshire Diamonds last time out. Coach Peter Mintoft will be optimistic that we can beat a side who beat us by 15 points back in October after an…

Three Home Games For Juniors In Busy Weekend For Rockets

This weekend sees four of our junior teams in action, including our Under-16 Boys Premier, Under-18 Girls and Under-18 Boys Premier at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. At 12:20, our Under-18 Girls take on Northamptonshire Titans as they look to retain their 100% record so far this season against a team they defeated by 65 points last…

2 Wins from 2 Games In Good Weekend For Junior Rockets

There were two wins from two games for our junior teams over the weekend as both our Under-16 Boys and our Under-18 Girls recorded impressive victories. Our Under-16s were able to record their second victory of the season over Team Birmingham Elite, beating our cross-city rivals by 15 points in a 65-50 victory that will…

Two Games For Junior Teams Including Local Derby At Nechells Wellbeing Centre

This weekend sees only two fixtures for our junior sides, including our Under-16 Boys Premier in a local derby and our Under-18 Girls taking on Northamptonshire Titans. Our Under-16 Boys Premier side will be hoping they can halt a bad run of form which has seen them lose four of their last five games, including…

Good Weekend For Junior Teams As Four Victories Recorded

There were seven games this weekend for our juniors, with good results and performances across the board including good victories for our Under-12s and both of our Under-18 teams. Our Under-12s recorded a resounding win over Team Birmingham Elite, beating them 80-59 at Nechells Wellbeing Centre to complete a league double over them this season.…

Match Report: Rockets Women Seal First Victory Of The Season With Memorable Win Over Derbyshire Diamonds

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Women’s First Team claimed their first victory of the season, overcoming Derbyshire Diamonds 62-58 on Sunday afternoon. Rockets raced into an early lead, with Sandra Hewakowski scoring a pair of twos in the opening minute to put Rockets 4-0 up. A great interception from Felicite Umuhoza then allowed the returning Michelle…

Seven Games For Junior Rockets This Weekend Including Five At Nechells Wellbeing Centre.

There are seven games for our Junior Rockets teams this weekend, including five games at Nechells Wellbeing Centre, including our Under-16 Boys Premier Side taking on Manchester Magic at home. The action starts on Saturday at 10:45, as our Under-14 Conference team take on Stourport Spartans with Matt Gaskell’s side looking for their second win…

Rockets Looking Forward To Sunday Fixture Against Derbyshire Diamonds

On Sunday our Women’s First Team make the short trip north to take on Derbyshire Diamonds and will be feeling positive about taking the points home after their best performance of the season so far last time out against Bromsgrove Bears. Coach Peter’s Women put together their most complete performance of the season so far,…

Women’s First Team Looking Forward To Bromsgrove Bears Challenge

Our Women’s First Team take on Bromsgrove Bears on Saturday as they look to avenge their pre-Christmas defeat in Longbridge. Rockets were second best for much of their previous encounter, losing by 12 points to Bromsgrove in December. Coach Peter Mintoft’s women will be boosted by the return to the squad of Antoinette Torgbi and…

Rockets Looking For A New Community Coach

Job Title: Rockets Community Coach Hours: Casual hours Salary: £15 per hour City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to be offering opportunities for new coaches to join our community team from January 2022. Due to the successful growth of our organisation we now have casual coaching opportunities within our community programme. As part of our…

Only One Game For Junior Rockets As Fixture List Hit By Coronavirus

Sporting events were delayed up and down the country over the weekend due to COVID-19 outbreaks, with a number of our junior games being called off as a result. Not only were both our home games over postponed, with both our Under-14 Boys Conference and Under-18 Boys games to be now played in the new…

Two Games For Junior Rockets This Weekend

Rockets’ Junior teams are in action for the final time this year over the weekend, with both of our games taking place away from home. Our Under-16 girls play against Derbyshire Trailblazers on Saturday at 12:00, making the trip to Broomfield Hall in only their second league game of the season. Also in action are…

Rockets Excited To Announce Central Venue League For 2022!

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to announce the launch of out new Central Venue League in the new year! The league will run for 6 weeks, starting on Sunday 16th January, with games taking place during the afternoon at Nechells Wellbeing Centre, the home of City of Birmingham Rockets. This League is open to…

Match Report: Bromsgrove Bears 61-49 City of Birmingham Rockets Women

A late comeback proved just too late for Rockets at Colmers School and Sixth Form College, as they lost 61-49 to Bromsgrove Bears in a game that will have them wondering what might have been. The early stages were a scrappy affair, as neither side was able to produce a consistent shooting form, although Bears…

Match Preview: City of Birmingham Rockets Women vs Bromsgrove Bears

Our Women’s First Team make the short trip to Colmers School and Sixth Form to take on Bromsgrove Bears this evening in their final fixture of 2021, tip-off at 19:00. Coach Peter Mintoft is able to field a near full-strength team, with top-scorer Michelle Turner returning to the side in a boost to their hopes…

Junior Roundup: Under-12s Secure Dominant Victory At Charnwood College

There were two games for our juniors this week, including another victory for our Under-12’s team. Our Under-12’s thrashed Leicester Rider Red 69-20 at Charnwood College, a result which sees them sit top of the league, one point ahead of Derby Trailblazers.  Unfortunately, our Under-14’s Conference side were unable to continue the winning streak, losing…

Match Preview: City of Birmingham Rockets vs Myerscough Basketball Academy

Our Men’s First Team travel to Lancashire this Sunday to take on Myerscough as we look to bounce back after a defeat to Encon Derbyshire Arrows last time out. Rockets are set to be without a cohort of key players for the game, whilst Assistant Coach Dominic Short is again set to lead the team…

Rockets On The Lookout For New Community Coach

Job Title: Rockets Community Coach Hours: Casual hours – 8-10 hours per week Salary: To be discussed City of Birmingham Rockets have an opportunity for a level two basketball coach to join our community team from January 2022. We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with a passion for basketball who is looking…

Disappointing Weekend Across The Board For Junior Teams

It was a weekend to forget for our junior team, as we unfortunately failed to record a win and came up second best in all of our fixtures. The day started with our Under-14 Boys Conference team away at Mansfield Giants. Matt Gaskell’s side put in a fine performance, leading by five points at the…

Women’s First Team Looking Forward To Nottingham Clash On Saturday

Our Women’s First Team take on Nottingham University Wildcats tomorrow as we look for our first win of the season so far. Coach Peter Mintoft’s side are bolstered by a host of new additions since our last home outing, and the team will be looking to push on with this greater level of squad depth.…

Five Junior Games This Weekend Including Under-16 Boys In Cup Action

This weekend, a number of our junior sides are in action, including our Under-16 Boys in action in cup action in Manchester as they look to advance to the semi-finals of the National Cup. Our Under-14 Boys Conference Team tip-off the action, playing away at Mansfield Giants at 1pm on Saturday as they look to…

Bad Weather Hits Rockets Fixture List But Three Junior Games Still Go Ahead

Bad weather affected a number of our games over the weekend, with both our Under-16 girls, Under-16 boys conference, Under-18 boys premier and our Under-9 and Under-11 YBL teams’ matches being postponed due to severe weather. This meant that unfortunately there were no games at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on either Saturday or Sunday, however a…

Rockets Fall To Defeat In Manchester But Promising Signs For Coach Peter’s Women

Rockets fell to a defeat against Manchester Mystics on Sunday despite a third quarter comeback that will give faith that a first win of the season is on the horizon. Rockets were without leading scorer Michelle Turner, whilst Milly Harrison and Grace Turton also missed the trip to Manchester. After a shaky first few minutes,…