Performance sport basketball athletes


Men’s basketball at UWE Bristol operates at an elite level and the programme has established itself as a premier destination for basketball excellence in South West England. As a student-athlete you'll experience a superb basketball experience coupled with your academic study.

You’ll be joining a group that is consistently competing in the top level at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition and striving to be better every season.

The experience 

You’ll receive professional performance-level coaching throughout your time with the programme combined with sport-specific facilities for training. This includes the Shootaway basketball shooting gun which is available for you to use whenever the sports hall is free. You’ll be able to get up 1,000 shots in less than an hour, providing you with a training aid that not many programmes in the UK have.

As basketball is one of the Performance Sports at UWE Bristol there is the opportunity to receive additional support to help you to excel.

Follow the UWE Basketball Team on Instagram to get more of a feel for the environment you'll be stepping into. 

Training and competition 

View a sample weekly schedule

Monday morning Strength and conditioning
Monday afternoon Two-hour training session
Tuesday Individual workouts
Wednesday Game day | Two-hour training session
Thursday Dedicated shooting slots | Strength and conditioning
Friday Hour-and-a-half training session

Games are played on a Wednesday afternoon. There are ten BUCS fixtures each year, as well as playoffs.

You could also compete for a place in one of the Bristol Flyers teams that play in the British Basketball League and National League Division 2. If selected, you'll train at least two additional times per week and have weekend games. 


The coaching staff at Team UWE Bristol Basketball work tirelessly to make sure you're valued throughout your time at the University. The cornerstones of their coaching pedagogy is empowering you while holding everyone accountable – players and coaches.

You'll receive support on and off the court and your opinions, ideas and thoughts will always be valued when presented in the appropriate way. They want to help you to reach your potential.

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