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Following Basketball England's and Government's advice, all CBI basketball activities will be Cancelled until at least December 4th 2020. Updates will be provided to our participants regularly.
Welcome to the Community Basketball Initiative 

What is the CBI? 


We´re a community group (created in April 2014) to develop basketball playing, coaching and officiating opportunities. We work especially in recognised ares of deprivation where there is a clear demand but no offer. We work in partnership with dozens of local groups to maximise the results. 

Our Initiatives:   

1 Sport England funded projects.

The CBI has worked with 12 highly qualified and dedicated coaches as well as 30+ volunteers over the last 5 years, we deliver basketball development projects exclusively for the benefit of the community. Our committee meets regularly to ensure we fit the criteria, to make a difference to our communities through Sport England funded projects. We have up to date constitution documents, a community account, equity as well as safeguarding policies. All our coaches are qualified, have enhanced DBS checks , 1st aid  and safeguarding certificates. 

2 Creation of sustainable clubs.

Our experience and partners allow us to develop high quality projects in specific communities. Our projects are designed to be sustainable and independent once the project ends. We work closely with clubs, schools and local communities to establish new clubs for the long term and we are proud of our projects. 

3 Coaching and officiating development. 

We work with basketballSUSSEX, Basketball England and universities to develop new coaches  through official basketball coaching and officiating courses. 


Upcoming Events

  • TBD
    Priory Basketball Academy
    Lewes Leisure Centre
    Mondays After School - 3h30 to 4h30
    Lewes Leisure Centre, Mountfield Rd, Lewes BN7 2XG, UK
    Term 3 (Feb 24th - March 30th) for £24pp ​Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Boys and Girls Coach Bryan Van Namen: bryanvannamen@gmail.com
  • TBD
    BE Level 2 Coach Award
    UOS Sports Centre
    April 4th, 5th + May 16th, 17th 2020
    UOS Sports Centre, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RB, UK
    A 4-day course providing candidates with all the knowledge they require to coach unsupervised at a local level. It will give you the skills to prepare, deliver and review coaching sessions for mixed ability players.
  • TBD
    Seaford Head Basketball Academy
    Seaford Head School
    Seaford Head School, Steyne Rd, Seaford BN25 1AL, UK
    Boys & Girls Basketball FRIDAYS 3:45-4:45pm Term 4 (Feb 28th - April 3rd) £25 PP Please pay by transfer Bank Name: Barclays Account name: Community Basketball Initiative Account Number: 23171205 Sort Code: 20 12 80 Important: Use reference C4H (followed by) Participant's name
  • TBD
    Girls CBI
    BN25 1AL
    Tuesdays After School - 3h30 to 4h30
    BN25 1AL, Steyne Rd, Seaford BN25 1AL, UK
    New girls only basketball club for 11 to 16 year old girls. Beginers welcome! The Girls CBI is a new club created to develop basketball for girls in the South Downs area. Register to get involved, take part in the training sessions, play basketball and make new friends. Beginners welcome.
  • TBD
    Peacehaven After School Club
    Meridian Centre
    Thursdays 3h15-4h15pm
    Meridian Centre, Peacehaven BN10 8BL, UK
    Come and enjoy learning and playing basketball after school on Thursdays 3h15-4h15 pm
  • TBD
    BE Level 1 Coach Award
    Manor Road Gym
    March 1st + March 15th
    Manor Road Gym, Manor Rd, Brighton BN2 5EA, UK
    The basic level if you’re starting out in basketball coaching. It’s great if you already have a club coach and you’re planning to work alongside them in a school or coaching environment.This qualification enables you to assist other coaches in delivering sessions.
Partners and funding partners
Contact Us

Community Basketball Initiative

21, Blue Haze Avenue,


BN25 3QJ, 

East Sussex