Basketball Development

Hello, I would like to introduce myself as the Basketball Development Officer for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. I know a lot of you know me from the past and from my role previously as Development Officer in the 1990’s and then as England Basketball Regional Manager for Basketball across the Midlands. I have now returned to my roots and am supporting the Local Basketball Fraternity. I will be using this page to provide up to date information on Basketball Development in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

I will gladly meet with anyone with an interest in basketball in the region. If you have any time free during the day, or evening, please feel free to contact me, on the contact details below.

I am very keen to see Basketball grow at all levels of participation. We are in the process of setting up a Central Venue League based at Leicester Sports Arena this autumn.  We would also like to provide Local Junior Basketball Leagues for players of all levels. I will be contacting the Clubs regarding age groups and dates in September. We are very fortunate to have so many dedicated Coaches and Clubs offering satellite sessions across the whole of the County and it’s important that these players have the opportunity to play in a competition locally too.

If you are a club and need help to organise any courses for your members, if you are a player wanting to play for a club, if you wish to volunteer in basketball, if you want to get into refereeing, or if you have any other questions regarding basketball development in Leicestershire and Rutland please contact me.

Kind Regards

Mandy Payne

Email: mandy.pollard@btinternet.com

Tel: 07801 515390



Coach Position with Welland Valley Huskies


If you are someone who would be interested in Coaching a Local League basketball Team the Welland Valley Huskies would be interested in talking to you. The team is currently looking for a coach for their Leicestershire team.


Home Games are Monday Evening with a training/game night on Fridays this is a Robert Smyth School.


Expenses may be able to be looked at.


To make contact please email on wellandvalleyhuskies@hotmail.com


or to phone contact the Basketball development officer on 07808182224


Under 14's National League Coach Position

If any one is interested in taking their coaching to a national level, Dave Harris is looking for people who may be interested in coaching his National League Under 14's team. If you would like to show your interest or would like further information please contact him at teamltd@hotmail.co.uk or call him on 07886 705615.


Junior Women's National League Coach Position

Leicester Riders are currently looking for a coach to take on one of their Junior Women's National League Teams. If you would be interested in taking your first steps into National League coaching this could be the position for you.

For further information or to show your interest please contact: info@leicesterriders.co.uk or call 0116 255 8635