Developing Youth Basketball in Hertfordshire

What basketball cannot take place during lockdown? 

All non-elite basketball (training and competition) must stop from Thursday for the duration of the lockdown and regress to Level 4 of Basketball England’s Return to Play guidance, this includes: 

  • NBL Division Two and Three club training and competition 

  • All Jnr. NBL training and competition. Following Government feedback NBL U18 Premier is no longer deemed as ‘Elite’ and therefore will also move to Level 4 

  • All other Senior and Junior local league, recreational training, and competition 

  • EABL, WEABL and ABL competition is postponed until at least January 2021 in line with AoC Sport guidance

What basketball can take place during lockdown? 

  • BBL/WBBL and NBL1/WNBL1 training and competition - permitted under the Government’s 'elite' exemption. NBL1/WNBL1 subject to viability (venue access etc) and receiving financial support from DCMS 

  • Basketball within Education – If sporting activity is part of an educational course, training must comply with Level 2 of Return To Play guidance

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The club is currently at full capacity for our U14 & U16 team. We cannot take on any new players at this time.

Thank you for your interest in the club.

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East Herts Royals Basketball Club have become the powerhouse of club basketball in East Hertfordshire and was launched in September 2014 after the two clubs, Ware Rebels and Stevenage Scorpions combined. The club is committed to developing youth basketball in Hertfordshire.


With both of these former clubs having a history of success, both having the same philosophy in providing the best opportunities and training for the younger players in East Hertfordshire, this move will make East Herts Royals the club for any serious basketball player.  The management committee and coaching staff from Ware and Stevenage will combine to add quality and depth into this new programme.

The club has a training venue in Stevenage and will have the use of fantastic facilities in Marriott's School Leisure Centre.  We will be fielding teams from Under 12's all the way through to Men’s basketball. 


East Herts Royals received over 100 members in its first season. This year five teams have been entered into either National or Central Venue League competitions.  The club has received lots of interest from junior players in and around the area, as well as receiving enquiries from East of England and County players!


East Herts Royals teams for the 2020/21 season:


  • U11 - Harlow Central Venue League

  • U12 - National League Mixed Regional

  • U14 - Harlow Central Venue League

  • U16 - National League Conference

  • Men - Hertfordshire Premier League

The club are always looking for anyone of all ages to get involved in basketball. We are a group of volunteers who  run the club in order for players to develop within the sport. If you want to get involved as a coach, team manager or even table official then get in contact with us and we'll happily help you!

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