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…

Akol Ring Joins Up With Rockets Men’s First Team

City of Birmingham Rockets are delighted to announce the addition of Akol Ring to our Men’s First Team roster for the remainder of the season. Akol joins us after a spell at Northeast Community College in the USA, having previously impressed during his time at Aston Manor in the ABL. The 6’7 Forward is no…

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…

Rockets Women Confirm The Registration Of Five Players For The Remainder Of 2021/22 Season

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to announce a host of new additions to our Women’s First Team roster. All players, bar Theodora Georgieva who is out with an injury, are available for selection for this Saturday’s game against Nottingham University Wildcats. Sandra Hewakowska – Shooting Guard We are delighted to announce the addition of…

Michael Price Joins Our Men’s First Team Roster

City of Birmingham Rockets are delighted to announce the addition of Michael Price ahead of our game against Charnwood Riders this Saturday. The 6’2 guard joins up with Coach Douglas’ side after a spell with Portogruaro in the Italian League Serie C Silver. Michael has spent a large period of his career in Italy, progressing…

JORDAN DAWES COMMITS TO OUR SENIOR MEN’S FIRST TEAM

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are delighted to announce the addition of Jordan Dawes to our Senior Men’s First Team roster for the 2021/22 season. The 28-year-old has been playing for the club in preseason and has proven himself as a valuable asset to Coach Paul Douglas’ side. Jordan hit the game-winning shot as…

Hannah Porter Commits To Our Senior Women’s First Team

Introducing the newest addition to our Senior Women’s First Team, Hannah Porter! Hannah has played in the South West Regional Division, as well as in BUCS Division 1. We’re really excited to have added someone of her experience to the roster for the upcoming season. Welcome to the Rockets, Hannah! Secure your seat for this…

Alex Gallagher Joins Up With Our Senior Team For 2021/22 Season

We’re proud to announce Alex Gallagher as the latest addition to the first team roster.  The 20-year-old Shooting Guard has been part of the Rockets family for 8 years, and we’re looking forward to seeing them on the court this season.  Welcome back, Alex! Secure your seat for this Saturday’s 6pm tip-off against Birmingham Elite…

Anna Moiseenko Becomes The Latest Addition To Our Senior Women’s First Team

Anna Moiseenko becomes the latest addition to Coach Peter Mintoft’s Senior Women’s First Team squad ahead of the upcoming season. Anna was part of the Children’s Youth Basketball League in Russia back in 2015, before going on to represent Siberian State Automobile and Highway University for 4 years as part of their university programme. Now…

Marite Vane Returns To The Rockets Senior Women’s First Team For 2021/22 Season!

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are delighted to announce the return of Marite Vane to our Senior Women’s First Team for the 2020/21 season! The shooting guard has been with the Rockets since 2018, winning our player of the year award in the 2019/20 season. We’re really happy that Marite’s committed to us for…

Theo Turner Commits To The Rockets Senior Men’s First Team For 2021/22 Season

We’re excited to announce the addition of Theo Turner to the Rockets Senior Men’s First Team roster!  Theo started his career playing junior basketball in London, before gaining a part scholarship to play for at the Orme School of Arizona for the Orme Warriors where he graduated in 2011. Upon returning to the UK, Theo…

Arivelle Trout Becomes The Latest Addition To Our Senior Men’s First Team Roster

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are pleased to be able to announce the addition of Arivelle Trout to our Senior Men’s First Team roster for 2021/22! Arivelle has played with us since age 12, coming through our Junior Programme and establishing a reputation as a fine defensive player. The 23-year-old 5’8 guard returns to the…

Louis Rogerson-Evans Joins The Rockets First Team For 2021/22

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to announce that Louis Rogerson-Evans will be joining up with Senior Men’s First Team for the 2021/22 season! Louis joins us on the back of a short stint with NBL Division 1 side Liverpool in 2019/20. The 6’3 shooting guard has BBL experience, having played for Cheshire Phoenix in…

Ethan Woodward Steps Up From Under-18s Programme To Join Our 2021/22 Senior Men’s First Team Roster

We are thrilled to announce that Ethan Woodward has committed to our Senior Men’s First Team for the 21/22 season! The 20-year-old shooting guard is a graduate of our Under-18 Development Programme and demonstrates the clear pathway we can offer to players in our youth programmes. Alongside playing for our under-18 side last year, Ethan…

Vasile Pirvu Returns To The Rockets For 2021/22 Season

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball are proud to announce the return of Vasile Pirvu to our Men’s First Team roster for the 2021/22 campaign. Vasile has been with us since 2019 and played an important role last season as we gained promotion from Division 3. The 6’6 forward is a former under 16 Romanian youth…

Emil Akiboye-Washington Commits To The Rockets Senior Men’s First Team For 2021/22

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are pleased to announce the addition of Emil Akiboye-Washington to our Senior Men’s First Team roster for the 2021/22 season. The 26-year-old defensive specialist has been training with Coach Douglas this year and we are looking forward to seeing the impact he has on our team this season. The…

Michael Gayle Joins The Rockets Men’s First Team Roster For 2021/22

City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club are delighted to welcome veteran guard Michael Gayle to our Men’s First Team roster for the 2021/22 season. The 37-year-old last represented the Birmingham Knights in the 2013/14 season and we are thrilled to have a player of his experience and skillset on our team ahead of the upcoming…

Felicite Umuhoza Commits To The Rockets For 2021/22 Season

We are proud to announce Felicite Umuhoza as the second addition to our Women’s First Team Roster. Welcome to the Rockets, Felicite! The 25-year-old small forward joins us with a wealth of experience which includes time playing for Bournville College, University College and Bromsgrove Bears. We’re delighted to have someone with her level of talent,…

Milly Harrison Becomes The First Addition To Our 2021/22 Women’s First Team Roster

We are delighted to announce Milly Harrison as the first addition to the Women’s Senior Team this season. After beginning her journey into the sport at 14 years old, Milly went on to play for the Oxford National League team before joining up with the programme at the University of Birmingham for three years.  We’re…

Nathan Ramsdale-Owen Becomes The Latest Addition To Our 2021/22 Roster

We’re proud to announce the return of shooting guard Nathan Ramsdale-Owen to the Rockets first team roster! Nathan is another signing who started his National League basketball career playing in the club’s junior set up, before receiving a part scholarship and moving to Oaklands College in Hertfordshire. The motivated shooting guard has since gained some…

Stephanos Kontopyrgos Returns To The Rockets Ahead Of New Season

We are delighted to announce the signing of fan favourite Steph Kontopyrgos as the latest addition to our roster for the upcoming 2021/22 campaign! Steph is a former Cyprus youth international, having played at under-16 level for his country. He has been playing for the Rockets since 2017 and during that time has become an…

Mike: “The Season Can’t Come Fast Enough”

We caught up with Gatluak ‘Mike‘ Thiep following his commitment to the Rockets for the upcoming season to talk his time playing in the USA, Asia and Europe as well as the impact he hopes to have on the team both on and off the court this season. Mike spent time growing up in Birmingham and it…

Matt: “I Want To Do Whatever I Can To Contribute To Winning”

We caught up with young guard Matt Gaskell to talk his basketball journey so far and his hopes and ambitions for the upcoming campaign. Basketball in Birmingham has been part of Matt’s life since an early age with his parents introducing him to the Birmingham Bullets before joining the youth setup at COB a few…

Matt Gaskell Commits To The Rockets Ahead Of 2021/22 Season

We are excited to announce the signing of Matt Gaskell to the men’s first team for the upcoming season! Matt’s a regular of ours who’s been playing for us since he was just 11 years old. Having played basketball with us at the Rockets’ Solihull Sixth Form academy, Matt went on to represent Anglia Ruskin…

Miles: “I can’t wait to get out there with the team”

We caught up with Miles Moore after he committed to the Rockets for the upcoming season to talk his journey into basketball and his ambitions for the season ahead. At sixteen years old, Miles has only been involved in the game for three years having discovered the sport whilst becoming disillusioned with playing football. “I…

Miles Moore Joins The Rockets Ahead Of 2021/22

We are proud to announce Miles Moore as the latest addition to our men’s first team roster. Welcome to the Rockets, Miles! The 6’5 shooting guard came through the ranks at Coventry Tornadoes before completing a year at Charnwood Academy, linked to the Leicester Riders programme.  Still only 16, Miles joined the club during lockdown…

Faaris: “I Am Very Excited To Get Started”

We caught up with new signing Faaris Mughal following his signing announcement yesterday to discuss his journey up to this point, how his desire to play developed during his time in the Rockets’ youth setup, and his ambitions for the upcoming season. Faaris has been involved with the youth setup at the Rockets since he…

Gatluak ‘Mike’ Thiep Joins The Rockets Ahead of 2021/22 Season

The Rockets are pleased to announce their second signing for the 2021/22 season with the addition of Gatluak ‘Mike‘ Thiep to the roster. At 7’0 tall, Thiep will provide shot-blocking, rebounding and a scoring presence for Rockets as the team and Coach Paul Douglas prepare for the challenges ahead in Division 2. Having been born…

Faaris Mughal Signs For Men’s First Team Ahead of 2021/22 Season

City of Birmingham Rockets are delighted to announce the signing of Faaris Mughal to our men’s first team ahead of the 2021/22 campaign. The 6’1 shooting guard has been with the Rockets since the age of 13 and has been playing with our National League youth sides from Under 14s to Under 18s. The 18-year-old…