Rockets Appoint BBL Legend Charles Smith As Men’s Head Coach

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are delighted to announce Charles Smith as our Men’s First Team Head Coach for the 2024/25 season. Coach Smith achieved legendary status at Newcastle Eagles after a storied 14-year playing career with Britain’s most decorated basketball club. He played a vital part in Eagles’ most successful period in their…

Women’s First Team Tryout Details

We are pleased to confirm the details for our upcoming women’s tryouts ahead of the 2024/25 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season. Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024 Time: 12pm-2pm Venue: Nechells Wellbeing Centre, B7 4AR All players must fill out the registration form ahead of attending the trials. Click here to register today!

Schools Partner Shireland Collegiate Academy Take Jr NBA Title

Birmingham Rockets coaches Mike Price & Reiss Faure-Daley joined our partner school Shireland Collegiate Academy at the West Midlands Jr NBA Finals at University of Worcester yesterday afternoon. It proved a hugely successful day with Shireland winning the Year 8 competition and reaching the finals of the Year 7 competition. Click here to see all…

Elite Academy 3×3 Tournament: BMet Rockets Reach Quarterfinals

Our Rockets Academy at BMet College took to the road on Wednesday to compete in the Elite Academy 3×3 Tourament at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester. The tournament was be used as an opportunity to identify players to represent England at the School Games National Finals event in Loughborough, held between Thursday 29…

Vacancy: Under 14 Girls Head Coach (Voluntary)

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Head Coach to lead our Under 14 Girls team for the 2024/25 season. Responsibilities: – Lead and develop the Under 14 Girls team through dynamic and engaging practices. – Foster a positive, inclusive, and competitive team environment. – Plan and execute training sessions…

BMet Rockets Girls Trials

Interested in exploring the student-athlete experience as part of the Rockets Basketball Academy at BMet College? Come along to The Lighthouse Young People’s Centre (B19 2LN) on Tuesday 28th May to meet the coaching team and learn more about what we offer! As the only elite basketball academy in the West Midlands, as recognised by…

Junior Rockets Called Up To England U14 Girls Selection Camp

Congratulations to Ella-Rae Russell & Zemirah Williams-Gardner on their call-ups to the England U14 Girls selection camp! Groups of U14 and U15 boys and girls have been invited to attend the camp on the 26-29 May at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester.   From the camp, squads will be selected for a range of…

Vacancy: Men’s Basketball Head Coach

City of Birmingham Rockets are now inviting expressions of interest for our Men’s Basketball Head Coach for the 2024/25 season. The role will incorporate a position at our academy based at BMet College where our EABL team and DiSE programme is located. Applicants should have suitable levels of experience for the role and must be…

Junior Performance Season In Review: 2023/24

The 2023/24 season was another busy one for us here at City of Birmingham Rockets with 10 junior teams competing in National Basketball League (NBL) competition. It’s been a fantastic year of progress with players showcasing their abilities and continuing their development all while representing the club and the city of Birmingham up and down…

Larry Duru Wins EABL North U17 Player of the Year

City of Birmingham Rockets are delighted to see Larry Duru recognised for his outstanding year with the Under-17 EABL (Elite Academy Basketball League) North Player of the Year award. Larry, in his first year at our BMet Rockets Academy, impressed the decision makers at Basketball England to edge out the competition and claim the prestigious…

Rockets In The Community: West Heath Primary School

A cohort of Rockets players and coaches descended upon West Heath Primary School for a fantastic afternoon of basketball fun! As part of our commitment to engage the young people in our local community, our players and coaches assisted school staff with an outdoor basketball tournament. The initiative reflects our joint mission to increase participation…

Rockets In The Community: Shireland Technology Primary

Birmingham Rockets are pleased to enter into a new parternship with Smethwick based primary school Shireland Technology Primary to increase our basketball offering to local schoolchildren. To mark the beginning of the partnership, Rockets first team player & coach Michael Price and Head of Schools & Community Ricardo D’Alva visited the school to talk to…

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…

Easter Camp Booking Is Now Open!

Booking for our Rockets Community Basketball Camps is now open! Our camps cater for players aged 5-17 with each camp optimised to ensure participants have the best possible experience with us. Led by the region’s best coaches, there is no better basketball experience in Birmingham this Easter! Click here to explore our full range of…

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Match Report: Rockets Men 102-96 Nottingham Hoods

Rockets edged a 102-96 overtime thriller against Nottingham Hoods to record a crucial win in the NBL Division One playoff race at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. Nottingham currently hold the final playoff birth, with Saturday’s win bringing Rockets just one win away from a coveted top eight playoff position. With the race for…

Match Report: Rockets Women 43-60 CoLA

City of Birmingham Rockets women lost out to high-flying City of London Academy (CoLA) Pride in a low-scoring encounter in front of a sizable crowd at the Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday 24th February. Rockets were in the game at the end of the third after cutting a 17-point deficit to single digits, finishing the…

Match Report: Rockets Women 55-75 Thames Valley Cavaliers

Despite a spirited second half display, City of Birmingham Rockets women suffered defeat at the hands of a strong Thames Valley outfit on Saturday evening at the Nechells Wellbeing Centre. The damage was done in the first half as the Cavaliers raced out into a healthy lead and took a 41-20 advantage into the break.…

Match Report: Rockets Men 81-75 Reading Rockets

City of Birmingham Rockets won 81-75 against Reading Rockets in Nechells. The Rockets derby looked to be an exciting encounter as your Birmingham Rockets looked for revenge after a close 99-92 loss in Reading last weekend. COB went into the fixture on a record of 4-10 and sat in eleventh in the NBL Division One…

El Libre Loco Join Rockets As Game Day Catering Partner

City of Birmingham Rockets are delighted to announce Mexican caterer El Libre Loco will be joining us as our official game day catering partner! Authentic Mexican burritos, nachos & tacos will be available from the Rockets cafe (upstairs) starting from this Saturday. We are extremely excited to welcome El Libre Loco to our game nights…

Match Report: Rockets Men 72-74 Bradford Dragons

Rockets fell to a narrow defeat at the hands of Bradford Dragons in a tense encounter at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. Coach Nuno’s side sat 10th on a record of 4-8 going into what would be a tough game against a physically strong Dragons side. Our visitors came into the game sat in…

Clive Allen Appointed As Women’s First Team Head Coach

City of Birmingham Rockets are delighted to announce the appointment of Birmingham basketball icon Clive Allen as women’s first team head coach. Synonymous with basketball in Birmingham, Clive achieved legendary status with the Birmingham Bullets in his two stints at the club from 1985-87 before returning for another spell from 1988-01. This coincided with some…

Men’s Match Report: Rockets 78-82 Barking Abbey

Rockets fell to Barking Abbey 82-78 in a tough defeat at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. We went into the fixture sat 10th with a 4-7 record. Barking sat bottom of the division with a record of 0-12 looking for their first win of the season. The first quarter started with Rockets first bucket coming from good…

Match Report: Rockets Men 72-101 Derby Trailblazers

Rockets fell to the high-flying Derby Trailblazers 101-72 in tough defeat in Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. We went into the game sat 10th in the division with a 4-6 record, as we took on a Derby side that sat 2nd on a record of 8-2. New signing Jayden Grewal started the game making…

Canadian Guard Jayden Grewal Joins Our Men’s First Team!

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are delighted to announce the signing of Canadian guard Jayden Grewal from Portuguese side MBA Montijo Basket. Jayden joins our men’s first team for the remainder of the 2023/24 season and will add pace and scoring to our roster. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Jayden went on to…