About Us

The club, which was established in 1997, is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. 

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Dedicated to providing opportunities for all sections of the community, regardless of ability, background, gender or age, it is now based in Whalley Range at the Manchester Basketball Centre. The centre, built in 2002, boasts three courts, two of which can be turned into a show court with capacity for 1,000 people. It was originally named Amaechi Basketball Centre after British NBA star John Amaechi, who grew up in Stockport and learnt his basketball under Joe Forber, the club’s co-founder. John, who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz, was a key figure in the venue’s construction and eventually playing there competitively for the Magic once his NBA career had come to an end.

The centre is also home to the Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics. The Magic play all their home games here – from the senior men right down to their under-12s – while Mystics age-group matches are also held there. The centre has also hosted Great Britain game, the annual Haris Memorial Tournament, which attracts teams from around the world, as well as a number of community initiatives to create a lasting legacy for basketball in the city.

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