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.…

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…

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…

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 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,…

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…

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 Women 60-79 Loughborough Riders

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Women fell to a home defeat against a quick and well-organised Loughborough Riders side on Saturday evening at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. A critical 19-6 run by the Riders which took the score from 12-9 halfway through the first quarter, to 31-15, proved fatal as Loughborough continued their strong start to their…

Match Report: Barking Abbey 62-78 Rockets Women

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Women secured their first-ever WNBL Division 1 victory with an impressive and dominant display against Barking Abbey, taking the spoils 78-62 on a historic day for the club. On the back of the morale-boosting National Cup win over Derby last week, Rockets Women travelled to the other side of London to…

National Cup Match Report: Rockets Women 56-46 Derby Trailblazers

Rockets women overcame a spirited Derby side to progress into the last 16 of the National Cup on Sunday evening at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. The scoreline could have been more comfortable, but Rockets built a lead from early on and led throughout, with the outcome never really in jeopardy. It was a welcome, morale-boosting first…

Match Report: Rockets Women 57-66 Manchester Mystics

City of Birmingham Rockets women came up just short in their season opener against Manchester Mystics at Nechells Wellbeing Centre in front of an enthusiastic home crowd on Saturday afternoon. After leading by as many as 13 in the second quarter, Rockets unfortunately faded in the second half and lost out to a youthful, yet…

Pre-Season Match Report: Rockets Women 91-38 Liverpool

Rockets women recorded an emphatic 91-38 victory over Liverpool on a very hot day in their first pre-season outing ahead of their inaugural WNBL Division One campaign, in front of a decent crowd at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday afternoon. The tone was set right from the outset, with Preccila Ocrah securing the tip to…

Register For Our Women’s WNBL Division One Trials!

As we continue our preparations for the 2023/24 WNBL Division One campaign, we are hosting a try-out session on Saturday 22nd July 2022 for players interested in joining our women’s programme. The try-out session will run from 12pm-2pm. All interested players MUST register online in advance of attending the try-out session. Players who have not…

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 Women 57-77 Sheffield Hatters II

City of Birmingham Rockets Women’s First Team contested the WNBL Division 2 Playoff Final against Sheffield Hatters II at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre on Saturday afternoon, as part of Finals weekend. After a pool-topping regular season, followed by two thrilling playoff wins, Rockets deservedly took their place at this showpiece event. With Coach Emery’s…

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…

First Team Doubleheader Preview

Our unbeaten first teams return to Nechells Wellbeing Centre tomorrow evening for an enticing doubleheader of basketball action! Last weekend saw both of our first teams record league wins on Saturday, with our men’s team snatching victory from the jaws of defeat with a dramatic away win at Bristol Hurricanes. Sunday saw our Women’s First…

Emma James Is Back At Rockets For 2022/23!

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to confirm the return of Emma James to our Women’s First Team roster for 2022/23! Emma joined us ahead of our inaugural National League season in 2021/22 after graduating from Lancaster University and playing BUCS level competition during her time there. Emma impressed Coach Peter Mintoft during their time…

Cara Sheppard Returns For 2022/23!

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to confirm that Cara Sheppard is retuning to our Women’s First Team roster for the 2022/23 season! Cara joined us prior to the start of last season after representing University of Birmingham, where she competed in the BUCS competition. Having continued her development with us as part of our…

Enkeleda Pashaj Is Back For 2022/23!

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to confirm that Ekeleda Pashaj has returned to the club for the 2022/23 season! Enke was an influential figure in the group during the 2021/22 season, controlling the court from the point guard spot. A popular figure within the team, Enke brings tough defensive energy and intensity to the…

Jess Blandford Commits To Rockets For 2022/23!

We are delighted to confirm that Jess Blandford has committed to Rockets for the upcoming season as part of our Women’s First Team roster. Jess has impressed in her early season outings and we are pleased to have her with us for the season! She joins up with Rockets having represented Itchen College & Team…

Hannah Porter Returns For 2022/23!

We are delighted to confirm that Hannah Porter is returning to our Women’s First Team for the 2022/23 season! Hannah is a popular and well respected figure in the group and we are looking forward to seeing her in action after being sidelined through injury for large parts of last season. Assistant Coach Peter Mintoft…

Ruth Usman Joins Our Women’s First Team!

City of Birmingham Rockets are pleased to confirm that Ruth Usman is joining up with our Women’s First Team for 2022/23! Ruth was part of our YBL roster last season, a competition we went on to win, and impressed new Head Coach Ryan Emery during the offseason. Coach Emery signalled her versatility as a key…