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…

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 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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Nektarios Papadopoulos Makes First Team Debut

Rockets Academy prospect Nektarios Papadopoulos made his first team debut on Saturday evening – coming off the bench in Rockets’ NBL Division One game against Newcastle. A landmark moment in his basketball journey, Nektarios has come through the youth ranks with us at Rockets – progressing through the Under 14s, Under 16s, Under 18s &…

Match Report: Rockets Men 70-77 London Elite

City of Birmingham Rockets men suffered a 77-70 defeat to London Elite at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. Coach Nuno Rodrigues’ side went into the game looking to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointment and continue what has been a largely positive maiden season in NBL Division One. London Elite went into the game…

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…

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…

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: 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…

Match Report: Rockets Men 131-128 Bradford Dragons

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Men won a dramatic triple overtime thriller as Kayne King’s buzzer beating three snatched the win at Bradford College on Saturday evening. Rockets could have won the game sooner with King also hitting a three at the end of regulation to edge Rockets ahead with just 1.5 seconds remaining on the…

Thank you, Siggy!

City of Birmingham Rockets can confirm that Siggy Hoar has announced his intention to retire from basketball and will be leaving our men’s first team with immediate effect. Siggy wrote his name into Birmingham basketball folklore last season as part of our historic promotion and playoff finals winning side. Rockets CEO, Robert Palmer, spoke of…

KitKing Trophy Quarterfinal Match Report: Rockets 82-85 Bradford Dragons

Rockets saw their Kitking Trophy campaign come to an unfortunate end at Nechells Wellbeing Centre courtesy of a 85-82 defeat to Bradford Dragons on Saturday evening. After recording three consecutive wins in the group stage of the competition, Rockets came into the game full of confidence as we looked to progress to the semifinals against…

KitKing Trophy Match Report: Rockets Men 97-86 MK Breakers

City of Birmingham Rockets progressed to the quarterfinal stages of the KitKing Trophy with a 97-86 win against Milton Keynes Breakers to continue their 100% start to the season on Saturday evening. Both teams went into the game with unbeaten starts in the competition, and one teams unbeaten run would end in Nechells. The game…

KitKing Trophy Match Report: Rockets Men 113-91 Nottingham Hoods

Rockets secured their first win of the season in the KitKing Trophy against Nottingham Hoods 113-91.  It was the first game in charge for new Head Coach Nuno Rodrigues and featured Rockets’ summer additions Ben Tew and Orlan Jackman.  It was a slow start for Rockets as the new look Rockets side struggled to find…

2023/24 Season Tickets Available Now!

City of Birmingham Rockets are delighted to announce season ticket details for the upcoming 2023/24 season. Season tickets are the best way to secure your seat at every regular season Rockets home game for the upcoming season – and with our last five games in 2022/23 selling out, there has never been a better time…

Playoff Final Match Report: Rockets Men 80-72 St Helens Saints

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Men’s First Team were crowned NBL Division 2 National Champions after beating St Helens Saints 80-72 in the playoff final at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester on Saturday evening. Rockets went into the game full of confidence after comfortably dispatching local rivals Worcester Wolves in the semi-finals, with our…

Michelle Turner & Martyn Gayle Recognised In NBL End of Season Awards

Birmingham Rockets are pleased to see first team players Michelle Turner and Martyn Gayle recognised in the NBL Division Two end of season awards. Turner took the Most Valuable Player (MVP) accolade for Division Two Pool 2 in the WNBL awards – with Fabienne Zere a deserved runner up. In the Men’s Division Two North,…

Playoff Finals 2023: Ticket & Travel Details

Both of our first teams are competing in the Playoff Finals this coming Saturday. The full schedule and details for fan travel can be found below. Saturday 22nd April 2023 VENUE DETAILS: National Basketball Performance Centre, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester M12 4TF Food and drinks will be available on site. Bag checks will also be undertaken…

Match Report: Worcester Wolves 79-83 Rockets Men

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Men’s First Team recorded a dramatic 83-79 win at Worcester Wolves on Friday evening to move to within just one win of clinching the league title. Worcester had a point to prove after falling to Rockets on all three of our previous meetings as NBL sides – a run dating back…

Match Report: Rockets Men 80-67 Bristol Hurricanes

Rockets overcame third placed Bristol Hurricanes to extend the streak to 18 wins and 0 losses in the league after a comfortable 80-67 at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. Bristol came into the game with a point to prove having lost the reverse fixture in overtime back in November and they came out of…

Weekend Roundup: 11th/12th February 2023

There were a number of big wins for Rockets across the weekend and as we approach the business end of the season a number of our teams look well placed in their respective divisions. Our Under 16 Girls team continued their title charge with a crucial 73-43 victory at Bromsgrove on Sunday morning. Another strong…

Match Report: Rockets 92-61 Derbyshire Arrows

Rockets Men’s First Team extended their unbeaten streak to 14-0 with a comfortable 92-61 win over third placed Derbyshire Arrows at Nechells in our first home game of 2023. The team were coming off the back of a big win away at Myerscough Academy and had to overcome an Arrows side with a 8-5 record…