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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. 




Current Projects

  • Open Run Primary (7-11y.o.) Tournaments
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 08
    University of Brighton
    Come and play 5v5 or 3v3 tournament games with our highly experienced and qualified coaches
  • Open Run (11 year olds - Adults)
    Please see dates for 2022-23 on flyer
    Sport Brighton
    There are 4 categories for the OPEN RUN: Freshmen 7-11 Sophomores 11-13 Juniors 14-17 Seniors 18+ Just come and play 5v5 or 3v3 games with our highly experienced and qualified coaches. Sign up here to be added to the Whatssap group and stay updated.
  • 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"
  • Intro to Coaching Basketball Course
    Mon, Nov 07
    The course has an accessible learning format consisting of: E-learning (approximately 3 hours) Virtual classroom (2 hours) Face to face learning (4 hours)
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 sophie@tarner.org.uk - 07742624927

CBI safeguarding policy

CBI Equal opportunities policy