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Glasgow University Men's Basketball Club (GUMBC) is a fun and all-inclusive club.

Glasgow University Men's Basketball Club (GUMBC) is a fun and all-inclusive club which provides an opportunity for people of all backgrounds and skill to compete, improve their fitness and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Teams

The First Team compete in BUCS 1 as well as the Glasgow Local league (SLBA), which involves playing competitively against other universities and clubs across Glasgow and Strathclyde. They train twice a week, currently on Monday and Thursday evenings in the Stevenson building. Training provides an environment for more experienced players to compete, improve their basketball skills and fitness. Games are played on Wednesdays and weekends. 
 
The Second Team compete in BUCS 2 and in the SLBA. The team trains twice a week, on Monday and Thursday mornings in the Stevenson building. Their games are played on Wednesdays and weekends. 
 
The Third Team compete in BUCS (tbd). The team trains once a week, on Friday Mornings in the Stevenson Building. Training with the third team often allows players to be promoted to higher teams in the future. 
 
The International Team compete in SLBA throughout the year. They won the British Chinese Basketball League and brought home the Birmingham Cup last year! The team trains once a week in the Stevenson building on Tuesday afternoons. 
 
All of our competitive teams have access to the excellent Strength & Conditioning facilities at the Stevenson building. 
 
The Recreational Team is open to all abilities, including those with little or no prior basketball experience. Sessions take place on Friday evenings in the Stevenson Building which gives players a space to develop their fundamental skills and fitness. The sessions also provide a fantastic opportunity to socialise with new people and become a part of the GUMBC community. 


Other ways to get involved

The club offers both table officiating and refereeing opportunities, which are great ways to learn more about the sport and meet new people. 
 
Since 2018 the club has been involved with the Rising Stars, a Charity founded by a founding member. This is a Social Outreach basketball programme with the Glasgow University Men & Women's basketball teams organising weekly basketball sessions for primary schools in Govan. There is also an opportunity to volunteer in these local schools to provide coaching sessions – https://risingstarsbasketball.co.uk/
 
You are also welcome along to our game days and show support to our teams! All the information on our home games at the Stevenson Building can be found on our Instagram page. 
 

Socials

GUMBC hosts socials every Wednesday in conjunction with our friends at the Women’s Basketball Club. They are a great opportunity to meet new people and to get to know your teammates. As well as our regular socials, we hold bigger events. These range from Subcrawls, Ceilidhs, 3v3 tournaments and many more! Every year we host an Alumni Weekend, inviting previous players for a few days of fun and an evening of food. 


Training

Our First and Second teams train twice per week and our Third team trains once per week, with games on Wednesdays and at weekends, while our International Team train once per week, with games at the weekends. 
See the Club Sport Training Timetable for training times https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/sport/timetables/club-sport/

 

Basketball Bursaries

Launched in 2016, the University of Glasgow Bursaries for Basketball aim to promote excellence within the Men's and Women's University Basketball Clubs, to attract the best talent and support athletes in their quest to compete in basketball at the very highest level. As well as financial support, successful applicants will benefit from free access to the University of Glasgow’s sports facilities, strength & conditioning and nutritional support, sports mentoring advice, and assistance with negotiating academic flexibility.
See the Scholarships & Bursaries page for details https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/sport/membership/support/opportunities/scholarships/

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