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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 Brighton. We work mainly in recognised ares of deprivation where there is a clear demand. We work in partnership with dozens of local groups to maximise participation. In early 2020 we became a Community Interest Company.

Our work  

1 Funded community projects.

Over the years we have delivered dozens of community projects, mainly in the East Brighton area. Projects involved developing new local sustainable basketball sessions.

2 Creation of sustainable clubs.

The CBI has created and supported numerous clubs  and basketball initiatives in the Brighton area.  We are proud to say that some of these clubs are still running since 2014.

3 Coach development and work placement opportunities. 

We regularly official Basketball England Level 1 and Level 2 coaching courses. 


  • Primary Tournaments (7-11 year olds)
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jan 28
    University of Brighton
    Come and play 5v5 or 3v3 tournament games with our highly experienced and qualified coaches
  • 11-13s/14-17s/Adults
    Sat, Jan 28
    University of Brighton
    Come and play 5v5 tournament games organised by our qualified coaches. We normally play short games and have a quick rotation but lots of playing time! Our coaches will make sure the teams are made equal in ability to offer a fun and safe competitive environment.
  • Basketball England Level 2 (2023)
    Multiple dates. Starts March 29th
    University of Brighton, Falmer Site
    This is the standard level of coaching qualification for all club coaches at local level. The award gives a general overview of all aspects of basketball, and a basic introduction to sports coaching. Scroll down for dates and payment (only via purchasing a ticket on this site)
  • Newhaven fort rd. - Additional Needs - Multi Sports project 2022-2023
    Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm
    Join our Additional Needs* multi sports session on Wednesdays 4:45-5:45pm at Newhaven Fort Rd. *Check our Additional Needs definition on "about the event"
2022 - 2023 Official Partners of the CBI 
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Contact Us

Community Basketball Initiative CIC

21, Blue Haze Avenue,


BN25 3QJ, 

East Sussex


Safeguarding - Welfare - Equal opportunities

If you have a query or would like to report a concern involving the safeguarding or the welfare of any of the participants or course participants in the CBI please contact our Safeguarding officer on 07831193294

CBI safeguarding policy

CBI Equal opportunities policy

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