The WCBL and GCBL (Girls Community Basketball League) was created to provide quality-driven competitions and new opportunities for girls and young women all across London. The league aims to assist female-focused clubs, coaches and players in the development of skills and celebration of performance through the provision of a premium platform dedicated to the empowerment and progression of young women, both on and off the court.
Our league provides organised competitions and playing opportunities for a wide range of abilities from early-stage beginners through to the future stars of our game!
The WCBL currently provides competitions for women aged between 18-23, while the GCBL facilitates competitions for 14-17 year olds.
The league is a sub-division of the CBL, a registered non-profit organisation that was originally developed from the success of the 2012 Olympic Legacy program, the London School of Basketball, which set out on a mission to get more young Londoners playing basketball more of the time. With the huge influx of new players shooting hoops across the city, we developed the WCBL and GCBL to cater to the demand for more competitions and more quality opportunities specifically for females across London and the Greater London region.
We provide skills-appropriate games for newly formed teams who are just beginning their basketball journey but also offer competitions for more experienced teams who are looking for something more challenging without the heavier time and cost commitments of the National League. We keep costs of participation as low as possible, by pooling our leagues into a 'Central Venue' format, which takes care of all of your facility, referee, and table official costs for the entire season and playoffs for a one-time registration fee.
Our aim is to provide easily accessible, enjoyable routes into organised basketball competition, putting an emphasis on delivering a positive playing experience so all those who play in the WCBL are inspired to stay in the sport for the long-term. With the continued success of the league and development of the players, teams, and coaches - we have evolved to also now provide a platform for the emerging stars across the city, to compete and showcase their skills to coaches at the next level.
We are always welcoming of new players, coaches, teams, and volunteers so if you'd like to join the CBL or you have any other queries, please get in touch with the WCBL here: CONTACT US.