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The CBI CIC is an affiliated member of Basketball England's and as suc will follow the RETURN TO PLAY guidance provided by the National Governing body. Please click here for details. 
Welcome to the Community Basketball Initiative 

What is the CBI? 


The CBI was created in April 2014 as a community group to develop basketball playing, coaching and officiating opportunities in Sussex. We work mainly in recognised ares of deprivation where there is a clear demand but clearly no basketball sessions on offer. We work in partnership with dozens of local groups to maximise the  number of participants and our results. In early 2020 we became a Community Interest Company.

Our Initiatives:   

1 Funded community projects.

We work with highly qualified coaches and volunteers to deliver basketball projects that will benefit the community. Our coaches and leaders meet regularly to make sure we have a positive influence and improve and adapt to each project's goal and criteria. Our projects often involve developing new leaders, volunteers and coaches as well as ensuring that regular, sustainable clubs come out after the funded phase. 

2 Creation of sustainable clubs.

Our funding partners and experience allow us to develop high quality projects where participants enjoy and benefit for life. All our volunteers receive CPD opportunities such as BE (Basketball England) official courses, insurance, safeguarding, DBS checks, 1st aid courses etc. We then support their development by providing placement opportunities at our basketball clubs, schools or local community projects. 

3 Work and placement opportunities. 

With over 7 years of partnership work and valuable experience, we are in touch with the wider sports scene and (mainly) basketball community. We work with local councils, Active Sussex, Basketball Sussex, Basketball England, local universities and colleges to create realistic paid coaching opportunities to our volunteers. 

If you are interested in obtaining a career in coaching through basketball , do not hesitate to contact us:


Current Projects (resuming after 30/03/2021)

  • Central Venue League (CVL)
    Central Venue League (CVL)
    Dorothy Stringer School, Brighton
    4 x events per category - from MAY 2021
    Dorothy Stringer School, Brighton, Loder Rd, Brighton BN1 6PZ, UK
  • Priory Basketball after school club
    Priory Basketball after school club
    Lewes Leisure Centre
    Mondays After School - 3h30 to 4h30
    Lewes Leisure Centre, Mountfield Rd, Lewes BN7 2XG, UK
    RETURN TO BASKETBALL (May 10th, May 17th, May 24th) for £12pp ​Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Boys and Girls Coach Bryan Van Namen: bryanvannamen@gmail.com
  • BE Level 2 Coach Award
    BE Level 2 Coach Award
    UOS Sports Centre
    New dates to be communicated asap
    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.
  • Brighton Youth Centre
    Brighton Youth Centre
    Brighton and Hove
    Mondays 5-6h30pm
    Brighton and Hove, Tarner Park, 99 Sussex St, Brighton BN2 9HS, UK
    Come and enjoy learning and playing basketball after school on Mondays 5-6h30 pm
  • Peacehaven After School Club
    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
  • Seaford Head Basketball Academy
    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
Official Partners of the CBI 
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Contact Us

Community Basketball Initiative CIC

21, Blue Haze Avenue,


BN25 3QJ, 

East Sussex




If you have any querie or concern regarding safeguarding of young people or adults alike in any of the sessions or courses provided by the CBI-CIC please contact our Safeguarding officer on tellomiguel9@gmail.com