Essex Rebels Junior boys basketball team


Essex Rebels Junior Basketball Club empowers young people to excel in basketball and in life.

Essex Rebels Juniors at the Essex Sport Arena


Founded in April 2019, and part of the wider Essex Rebels family (the WBBL Women’s team, the NBL Division I Men’s team, and the NBL Division III Men’s team), Essex Rebels Junior Basketball Club is a nonprofit organisation that empowers young people to excel in basketball and in life.

Through our comprehensive basketball programme and our highly experienced team of volunteer coaches, we develop character and life skills in young people and help build a community together that reinforces these skills on and off the court!

Built on five core principles (teamwork, character development, discipline, respect and sportsmanship), and primarily focussed on exposing players to a higher level of competition (participation in the National Basketball League) while developing fundamental basketball skills, the programme is comprised of three main groups: an Under 14, an Under 16, and an Under 18 squad.

All three squads play out of the University of Essex’s state-of-the-art Essex Sport Arena at Wivenhoe in Essex.

Rebels Junior boys team match day

Our Mission

To facilitate basketball discovery, development, competition and elite opportunities for the youth in

Our Vision

To be the premier junior basketball club in Essex through the facilitation of recreational and competitive
programmes focused on both skill and personal development.

Essex Rebels Juniors team match game

Club Membership Rules

The rules apply to all members of Essex Rebels Junior Basketball Club and serve to clarify the relationship between the club and its members.

Definition of a Member

For the purpose of these rules, a member of Essex Rebels Junior Basketball Club shall be defined as a player, the parent/s or legal guardian/s of a player, and any volunteer staff (Management Committee, Team Coaches, Team Managers, etc.)


All players are required to register with Basketball England prior to the commencement of each season and, if new to the club, following scheduled ‘Team Trials’ to select players. These trials are scrutinised by the club’s Management Committee to ensure a fair and thorough selection process.

Participation Fees

All players are required to pay the prescribed ‘participation fee’ prior to the commencement of the new season, or as notified by Essex Rebels Junior Basketball Club’s Management Committee.
A player who fails to pay the required ‘participation fee’ by the due date will be suspended from participating with his/her allocated team (including training) until such payment is made.
In addition to the above, a player who has outstanding ‘participation fees’ will not be granted a clearance to another club.
Unless advised otherwise by the club’s management team, the annual ‘participation fee’ for a full season is £360 (spread out as £40 per month for 9 months) and is made-up of the following components:
1. Court hire costs for the pre-season training sessions: These sessions take place at the University of Essex’s Sport Arena during the months of July and August.
2. Court hire costs for the season’s training sessions: During the season, September through to April, two training sessions per week take place at the University of Essex’s Sport Arena.
3. Court hire for the NBL matches: These matches typically take place during the weekends at the University of Essex’s Sport Arena.
4. Match officiating costs: This comprises of payments made to referees and table officials during the ‘home’ matches.
5. Administrative expenses: These expenses cover staff training costs (includes statutory training programmes such First Aid, DBS, and Safeguarding).
6. Training equipment expenses: This includes costs associated with the purchase of basketballs, basketball training aids, First Aid kits, etc.
7. Transport costs: These are minibus hire costs and fuel reimbursement costs paid out to parents who transport a minimum of 3 players in a vehicle to an away game (located further than 45 miles from the University). The club will pay 20 pence per mile for the additional miles (above 45 miles) and up to 4 vehicles per trip.

Payment method of the Participation Fee

In accordance with the club’s Cash Management Policy, the Participation Fee must be paid through a Direct Debit arrangement. Instructions on setting this up will be provided by the club’s Treasurer ahead of the commencement of the basketball season.

Member conduct

All club members, and their guests, MUST uphold the club’s Code of Ethics and Conduct Policy. Breaches of this policy by any player, coach or parent/spectator may result in disciplinary action taken by the club in accordance with the club’s constitution.


From time to time, the club will communicate with members via email and mobile phone. Members must, therefore, provide the club with a valid email address and mobile number for communication and notify any change of email address within 7 days.
All communication between the club and its members, or between a member and a club representative, must be appropriate and must not offend, intimidate, humiliate or bully another person, or bring the club into disrepute.


Concerns or complaints regarding the club, a team, a staff member, or a player, should be directed to the club’s Compliance Manager or CEO.

Playing Kit

The club recommends each player (in the U14, U16, and U18 squads) to have two sets of the Essex Rebels Junior Basketball Club playing kit before the start of each season. These can be purchased from the club.

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