Ellie Pierpoint Joins Up With Rockets For 2022/23

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to announce the addition of Ellie Pierpoint to our Women’s First Team roster for the 2022/23 season. Ellie becomes our second roster addition after Michelle Turner committed to the club last week. Having spent time at Worcester Wolves with new Rockets Head Coach Ryan Emery back in the 2017/18…

Last Chance To Try Out For Our Men’s First Team

Our final try-out date for our Men’s First Team takes place this Thursday! After a very strong showing at our initial try-out date last month we look forward to welcoming any remaining players who wish to be considered to Nechells Wellbeing Centre this Thursday where try-outs will take place from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Players that attended our…

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Come To Our BMet Academy Open Day This Sunday!

Our Rockets Academies offer the ultimate way to combine basketball development and academic study at three providers across the city! Our unique partnerships with BMet, Broadway Academy & Solihull Sixth Form allow players from across the city to be part of our academies wherever you are based so come and learn more at this Sunday’s…

Rockets In Review: February

February was a busy month for the Rockets as we approached the season’s climax. Each game was crucial with play-off places and league positions still up for grabs with only a handful of fixtures remaining. Our Under-12 Mixed side suffered defeat in their only game of February, as they fell to Derby Trailblazers 64-51 in…

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Daniele Brunetti Set To Coach Under-16 Boys Conference

We are pleased to announce Daniele Brunetti as our Under-16 Boys Conference Head Coach ahead of the upcoming season! Daniele has been involved with Rockets since 2017 coaching young people across the club as well as coaching at our Hakeem Olajuwon International Summer Camps and we are pleased to have him continue his journey with…

Chair Kirk Dawes & Hometown Hero Ricardo D’Alva Represent Rockets at Queens Baton Relay

We were pleased to see two integral members of our organisation recognised for their contributions to the city of Birmingham in the past few days as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ricardo D’Alva, also recognised as a Hometown Hero ahead of the Games, was first to carry the…

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2022/23 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

Make sure you’re there for all of the action next season with our Rockets season ticket! Our Men’s First Team home games proved extremely popular last season with two sell-out crowds and we expect this season to be even bigger! We can’t wait to get started again and it promises to be our biggest season…

Rockets In Review: January

January was a strong month for the Rockets, particularly in the later gameweeks, as we recorded some important wins across the club. It was a slow start to the month for our Under-16 Conference side, who played just once in January, as they suffered a 75-44 defeat to Coventry Elite. Saturday 15th January proved to be…

Pre-Enrol Onto Our Rockets Academy Today!

With the 2022/23 academic year fast approaching, make sure you join us as part of one of our Rockets Academies – the ultimate way to combine basketball development with academic study! Our BMet Academy offers students the opportunity to complete the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme as one of just sixteen providers of this…

Final Men’s First Team Try-Out Date On 4th August

After an incredibly popular and successful initial try-out session last Saturday we are pleased to announce a further date for any player who still wishes to be considered for our Men’s First Team in the 2022/23 season. This will be your FINAL opportunity to be considered for the upcoming campaign so we encourage any player…

Rockets Community Team Provide Free Basketball at NX West Midlands Family Fun Day

Our community team were at The New Irish Centre in Birmingham yesterday providing open basketball activity to people of all ages as part of the National Express West Midlands Family Fun Day. The court was busy throughout the day with beginners through to more experienced players afforded the opportunity to play basketball free of charge.…

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Under-12 Head Coaching Vacancy

City of Birmingham Rockets are looking a dedicated Head Coach to fill the following Under-12 Mixed Head Coach vacancy on our Junior Performance Programme ahead of the 2022/23 season. We are keen to hear from progressive and ambitious coaches who would like to be part of the Rockets organisation at what is an exciting time…

Inaugural Central Venue League Wraps Up With Dramatic Finale

Rockets’ inaugural Central Venue League came to an end in the most dramatic of finales on Sunday, with The Bears eking out a narrow victory courtesy of a free throw in the final seconds. The Bears then found a late basket to pull away to an eventual 25-22 victory against the second-placed Eagles, marking the…

Rockets Host 20 Schools From Across Birmingham To Round Off The Canon Respect Project

During the past 5 weeks we have delivered the Canon Respect Schools Project which culminated in us hosting Primary and Secondary Tournaments at Nechells Wellbeing Centre over the past two days. This rounded off the Canon Respect Project, which was run in conjunction with B. Braun Sheffield Sharks and Canon Medical Systems Europe. The project…

Nathan Ramsdale-Owen Appointed Strength & Conditioning Coach

City of Birmingham Rockets are delighted to announce the addition of Nathan Ramsdale-Owen to the Rockets coaching staff as a dedicated Strength & Conditioning Coach. Nathan has a long affiliation with Rockets and we are thrilled that he will be joining us to further supplement our performance programme. Nathan had this to say about his…

Men’s First Team Try-Outs Set For 16th July

We are pleased to confirm the following date for our Division Two Men’s First Team Try-Outs. The session will take place from 2pm-4pm on Saturday 16th July at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. In order to monitor the numbers of those attending, players are required to book online in advance of the try-out date. We expect competition…

Nuno Rodrigues Named Men’s First Team Head Coach

Rockets are delighted to announce the appointment of Nuno Rodrigues as Men’s First Team Head Coach for the 2022/23 season, subject to work permit approval. Portuguese native Nuno joins Rockets after spending the 2021/22 campaign in Angola as Head Coach & Youth Coordinator at Clube Desportivo de Agosto. Prior to that, he led Sport Clube…

Ricardo D’Alva Moves Into Under-18 Men’s Premier Head Coach Role

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to announce that Ricardo D’Alva will remain as part of the coaching setup at the club as he takes on the role of Under-18 Men’s Premier Head Coach for the 2022/23 season. Coach Ricardo enjoyed a successful season in 2021/22, leading our Under-16 Boys Premier to the playoffs and…

Marcellus Elfrey Remains As Under-18 Women’s Head Coach For 2022/23

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to confirm that Marcellus Elfrey will be staying on to coach our Under-18 Women’s Team. Coach Elfrey led the team to the Under-18 North division title last season and will be looking to build on last season’s successes in the coming campaign. His side lost just once in the…

Steve Dudley Set To Coach Under-18 Boys Conference In 2022/23

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to announce that Steve Dudley will be continuing his coaching journey with us by taking charge of our Under-18 Boys Conference side for the 2022/23 season. Steve is a highly respected coach within the club having led our Under-16 Conference side last season and we are pleased to have…

Mark Evans Stays On As Under-16 Girls Head Coach

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are pleased to announce that Mark Evans will be staying on as Under-16 Girls Head Coach for the 2022/23 season. Mark will continue leading our Under-16 girls programme and will be looking to build on last season’s fourth-place finish in the Under-16 Girls Midlands Division with the league set…

Afonso Tavares Appointed Under-14 Boys Premier Head Coach

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are pleased to announce that Afonso Tavares is joining the club to take up the position of Head Coach of our Under-14 Premier side. Coach Afonso is a progressive Portuguese coach and boasts extensive experience at Portuguese sides Clube Desportivo José Régio and Clube Desportivo da Póvoa. He had…

Matt Gaskell To Continue As Under-14 Boys Conference Head Coach

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are pleased to announce that Matt Gaskell will remain in position as Under-14 Boys Conference Head Coach for the 2022/23 season. Matt led the team to an eighth-place finish in the Under-14 Boys Midlands league last season and is looking forward to getting to work with a new group…

YBL Final Match Report: City of Birmingham Rockets 65-57 Lasers Basketball Club

City of Birmingham Rockets Women’s First Team won the YBL Playoff Final after beating Lasers Basketball Club 65-57 at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Wednesday night, in what proved to be a tightly contested game. The game started quickly with both sides looking threatening. This resulted in a relatively even first quarter with Rockets carving out…

YBL Final Match Preview: City of Birmingham Rockets vs Lasers Basketball Club

City of Birmingham Rockets’ women’s YBL side will be competing against Lasers Basketball Club in the YBL final tomorrow evening, tip-off 19:45. It has been a fantastic YBL season for Coach Mintoft’s side, with a 79-62 success over University of Wolverhampton in the semi-final on 11th June now presenting our women with the opportunity to…

Women’s First Team Trial Dates Set For July

We are pleased to confirm the following dates for players wishing to try-out for our Women’s First Team ahead of the 2022/23 season. Saturday 9th July 2022 Saturday 16th July 2022 The trials will take place from 12pm-2pm at Nechells Wellbeing Centre, Rupert St, Birmingham, B7 4AR. Players are encouraged to attend both dates if…

Ryan Emery Appointed As Women’s First Team Head Coach

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to announce that Ryan Emery will lead our Women’s First Team for the 2022/23 season as the new Head Coach of the programme. Ryan boasts seven seasons worth of experience as Head Coach of Worcester Wolves’ Women’s First Team, taking them from the bottom of NBL Division Two North…

City of Birmingham Rockets and Birmingham Metropolitan College Announce Performance-Level Partnership

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are delighted to announce a new performance-level partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College which will allow select student athletes the opportunity to complete the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) as part of the Rockets Academy. This new programme will also allow student athletes to compete in the Elite Basketball Academy…