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Exeter and District Basketball Association is the umbrella organisation for basketball clubs and leagues in the South West of England and centred on Exeter but including surrounding areas.

Our league involves amateur adult teams from Weymouth to North Devon, Taunton to Torbay and therefore encompasses the counties Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

We currently have three leagues, two men's divisions...and one female division and have been running for more years than can be remembered.

Our main aim is to promote basketball in our area both for the young and old. Our league teams involve players of all ages starting at 14 years.

The 'Exeter League' was formed by Derek Headon in 1960 and comprised initially of several teams just concentrated on the Exeter City area. The league soon became so successful that it was re-named the 'South West' league and encompassed many teams from the areas that the league covers today.
Basketball is the biggest indoor sport in Britain with active participants and the fourth biggest sport overall with 151,500 estimated weekly adult participants. Here in the Exeter and District (although we don’t have a National League team) the number of participants has grown year on year to the highest number (310) since 2003.

Development within basketball is not just in relation to the players, as without officials matches could not take place, incentives to assist with the development of all officials (table, referees and coaches) are in place and opportunities to advance and take courses are available almost every year. The number of coaches within England basketball has increased four-fold in the same period (since 2003) to 2762, referees four-fold to 1645 and table officials eight-fold to 1683. Along with this there are many volunteers, parents and partners that support the Association with hours of time and travel to assist in making the participation of basketball within Exeter and District a worthwhile experience.
Along with the league competition, Cup and Plate competitions take place during the season and the whole season culminates in a Play-Off day. It should be remembered that participation in basketball is not just about the physical side of competing but about the whole social structure linked to clubs.

Latest News

Newton Pacers Start Off With A Win
Sep 29, 2016, 8:49 pm


Pacers started the new Exeter and District Basketball League season with a home fixture against Weymouth Huskies who had to make the long journey for this first game.

As a result of the home advantage, Pacers looked to set a very high tempo at the start of the game and eventually the pressure took its toll on the opposition. During the 60 seconds of the fifth minute Pacers scored seven points to extend their lead to 15-1 points at the midway point of th


Devon Peelers Lose On The Road
Sep 29, 2016, 8:48 pm

Devon Peelers set off for another season - this time in Div III, Broadclyst were waiting for them.

The first quarter stayed fairly close, Broadclyst finishing 16 - 13 in the lead. The second quarter was also close with the leaf reduced to just 1 point 30-29 at the half way stage.

Unfortunately for Peelers the 3rd quarter started with Broadclyst turning on the pace and the style, and with Peelers losing 3 players to injury!

Hall for Broadclyst (MVP) was cutting Peelers defence to pieces and that Simon Harding was taking the points with


Titans Steps Foot On Exeter and District League For 1st Game!
Sep 29, 2016, 8:47 pm

North Devon 82 – 35 Tiverton Titans

Tiverton Titans’ first game of their first season was a baptism of fire. Playing a team who were in the 2nd division last year, the Titans struggled to cope with North Devon’s early attack.

North Devon were smoking hot for the first 5-6 minutes, barely missing any shot they made.
As the Titans calmed down, and started to play with more control, the points slowly trickled in. But North Devon showed their experience with a more steady flow of points.

Once the Titans switched to a zone, they had the upper hand f


Exeter Eagles Basketball
Apr 29, 2016, 6:15 pm

Any lady basketball players wishing to play Ladies Exeter and District league or Womens National league season 2016/7.

We will be holding open trails on Monday June 6th at Maynard school.

Feel free to come along or contact me on 07906 814125. Or keithhenman@hotmail.co.uk.

Keith Henman




Application Forms for the 2016/17 Season
Apr 1, 2016, 8:36 pm

Application's are open to enter next season's Exeter and District Basketball League for Men's and Women's basketball across the region - please ensure that you don't miss the deadline of June 8th to get your entries in!

Application Form


Coach's Corner

FIBA Coaching Website
Jan 17, 2010, 1:54 am


In preparation for the upcoming season FIBA Eur

 Game Results
Devon Peelers (51) vs Exmouth Jesters (64)
Monday, September 26, 2016
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Bridport Evolution (64) vs Weymouth Raiders (70)
Monday, September 26, 2016
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Torbay Tigers Too (76) vs Nomads II (50)
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Weymouth Raiders (43) vs Broadclyst (64)
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Forfeited if not played
Devon Peelers (0) vs North Devon (20 OT)
Monday, September 19, 2016
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 Next Game
Exeter College vs Exmouth Knights
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:15 pm
Game Details
Nomads vs Torbay Tigers
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00 pm
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Exeter University III vs Tiverton Titans
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:15 pm
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Broadclyst vs Torbay Tigers Too
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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Bridport Evolution vs Nomads
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 7:15 pm
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