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!

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…

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 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…

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…

2024 Home Kits Available Now!

🌆 This is 𝐨𝐮𝐫 city. Introducing your 2024 Birmingham Rockets first team jerseys. We are delighted to reveal our new Rockets home kit, inspired by the skyline and landmarks of our brilliant city! Jerseys and shorts are now available on our club shop – click here to explore the range today! The 2024 Birmingham Rockets…

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,…

2023/24 Half Season Tickets Are Available Now!

Half Season Tickets are available NOW! Don’t miss any of the action in the season run-in for one great price! With entry to all 12 remaining regular season home games (men’s & women’s), a half season ticket provides unparalleled value. Save 15% and don’t worry about purchasing individual game tickets with the convenience of entry…

Thank you, Kayne!

City of Birmingham Rockets can confirm that guard Kayne King has been released from our men’s first team roster. Kayne played an important role in our historic 2022/23 National Basketball League Division Two North title and playoff finals campaign and departs with the best wishes of everyone at Rockets. The 27-year-old guard averaged 8.7 points…

Match Report: Rockets Women 42-48 Anglia Ruskin Uni

City of Birmingham Rockets women suffered a gut-wrenching defeat at the hands of fellow league strugglers Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), despite having led for the majority of the game. Rockets held the advantage until the last few minutes, but conceded the final nine points of the contest to be edged out at the death. In…

Match Report: Rockets Women 49-70 Bristol Flyers

City of Birmingham Rockets fell to a home defeat at the hands of Bristol Flyers on Saturday evening despite a strong start at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. Bristol are an established team at this level but with a 3-5 record going into the game, the team will undoudtedly see this one as a missed opportunity. Birmingham…

National Cup Match Report: Rockets Women 62-90 Sheffield Hatters

City of Birmingham Rockets women bowed out of the National Cup at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Sheffield Hatters, who denied Coach Emery’s team in the playoff final last season too. A devastating first quarter saw Sheffield build a lead which they held onto for the remainder of the game. There are plenty…

Match Report: Rockets Men 60-94 Essex Rebels

A depleted City of Birmingham Rockets side fell to a strong Essex Rebels outfit 90-64 in a tough defeat at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening in our latest NBL Division One outing. Rockets went into the game with a 4-1 record and were looking to continue their bright start to the season against an…

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,…

Men’s Match Report: Rockets 77-97 Riders

Rockets suffered defeat at the hands of Loughborough Riders, 97-77 in Nechells. Coach Nuno’s side went into the game looking to continue their unbeaten run in the league and go 4-0, Riders entered Nechells with a 3-1 record looking to continue their good form. Rockets matched Riders in the opening minutes, Kayne King stole the…

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…

National Cup Match Report: Rockets Women 68-57 Manchester Mystics

City of Birmingham Rockets Women secured an impressive National Cup win in the round of 16, beating Manchester Mystics and avenging their league loss from just a few weeks ago. Both teams welcomed the opportunity to play a second fixture of the weekend after suffering league defeats on Saturday. After a tight and low-scoring first…

National Cup Match Report: Reading 101-78 Rockets Men

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Men saw their National Cup campaign come to an end after a disappointing defeat at Loddon Valley on Sunday afternoon. Rockets were still without top scorer and 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Orlan Jackman and with injuries also sidelining a number of the squad, Coach Rodrigues was left with a limited…

Match Report: Thames Valley Cavaliers 93-55 Rockets Women

City of Birmingham Rockets Women fell to a 93-55 defeat away at Thames Valley on Saturday evening. A slow start proved fatal for our women’s side as our hosts stormed to an early advantage which they would maintain for the remainder of the contest. Rockets bounced back from the early disappointment valiantly, only losing the…

Match Report: Rockets Men 103-86 Thames Valley Cavaliers

Rockets were victorious against Thames Valley Cavaliers 103-86 to extend their great start to the season to 3-0 on a fantastic evening at Nechells Wellbeing Centre last Saturday. Rockets were hounored to be supported by our partners, The Royal Navy & The Royal Marines, as our game day sponsors for this fixture. Coach Rodrigues’ side…