Match Report: Rockets Women 65-67 Anglia Ruskin

City of Birmingham Rockets women fell to an agonising and somewhat controversial defeat in their final game of the season as Grace Brownell lay sprawled on the court after a collision seconds before the game-winning three-pointer was hit from the corner. This gave Anglia Ruskin a two point lead with just 24 seconds left to…

Match Report: Birmingham Rockets Women 70-62 Team Solent Kestrels

City of Birmingham Rockets women deservedly came away with a win in their final home game of the season against a feisty Solent outfit at the Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. It was a fitting reward for the players, staff and supporters, as Rockets battled hard to give Coach Clive Allen his first victory…

Match Report: Rockets Women 52-77 Manchester Mystics

City of Birmingham Rockets women fell to defeat at Manchester Mystics, despite an excellent second half performance. Unfortunately, the damage was done early on, as Birmingham were 15 points down at the end of the first quarter, then trailed 42-20 at half time. Rockets looked a different side after the interval and matched their opponents,…

Match Report: Rockets Women 58-107 Endeavour Ipswich

City of Birmingham Rockets women lost out to early pace-setters Ipswich (6-1) in WNBL Division One at Nechells on Saturday evening. It was always going to be a tough assignment against the league leaders but Rockets stuck at it, encouraged by the home crowd, and there were some positive moments and notable individual performances. After…

Match Report: CoLA Southwark Pride 78-50 Rockets Women

City of Birmingham Rockets Women suffered an away defeat at CoLA Southwark Pride in South London on Sunday after decisive scoring streaks either side of halftime left Rockets with too much to do. Birmingham remained competitive throughout, but couldn’t get close enough to threaten the home side. After an impressive win at home last week,…

Match Report: Rockets Women 67-63 Reading Rockets

City of Birmingham Rockets women earned an extremely impressive win over Reading Rockets in the Rockets’ derby on Saturday. It was their second league victory of the season and a historic night, securing their first home success since promotion to WNBL Division 1. After being on the receiving end of a blitz from opponents in…

Match Report: Rockets Women 60-79 Loughborough Riders

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Women fell to a home defeat against a quick and well-organised Loughborough Riders side on Saturday evening at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. A critical 19-6 run by the Riders which took the score from 12-9 halfway through the first quarter, to 31-15, proved fatal as Loughborough continued their strong start to their…

Match Report: Barking Abbey 62-78 Rockets Women

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Women secured their first-ever WNBL Division 1 victory with an impressive and dominant display against Barking Abbey, taking the spoils 78-62 on a historic day for the club. On the back of the morale-boosting National Cup win over Derby last week, Rockets Women travelled to the other side of London to…

National Cup Match Report: Rockets Women 56-46 Derby Trailblazers

Rockets women overcame a spirited Derby side to progress into the last 16 of the National Cup on Sunday evening at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. The scoreline could have been more comfortable, but Rockets built a lead from early on and led throughout, with the outcome never really in jeopardy. It was a welcome, morale-boosting first…

Match Report: Rockets Women 57-66 Manchester Mystics

City of Birmingham Rockets women came up just short in their season opener against Manchester Mystics at Nechells Wellbeing Centre in front of an enthusiastic home crowd on Saturday afternoon. After leading by as many as 13 in the second quarter, Rockets unfortunately faded in the second half and lost out to a youthful, yet…

Pre-Season Match Report: Rockets Women 91-38 Liverpool

Rockets women recorded an emphatic 91-38 victory over Liverpool on a very hot day in their first pre-season outing ahead of their inaugural WNBL Division One campaign, in front of a decent crowd at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday afternoon. The tone was set right from the outset, with Preccila Ocrah securing the tip to…

Playoff Final Match Report: Rockets Women 57-77 Sheffield Hatters II

City of Birmingham Rockets Women’s First Team contested the WNBL Division 2 Playoff Final against Sheffield Hatters II at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre on Saturday afternoon, as part of Finals weekend. After a pool-topping regular season, followed by two thrilling playoff wins, Rockets deservedly took their place at this showpiece event. With Coach Emery’s…

Playoff Semifinal Match Report: Rockets Women 61-57 Nottingham Uni Wildcats

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Women’s First Team progressed to the WNBL Playoff Finals after a hard fought 61-57 win against Nottingham Uni Wildcats at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. On a monumental evening for Birmingham basketball, Coach Emery’s side rose to the occasion once again to book their place in the National Finals –…

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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…