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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

Ever Tried Walking??
Oct 22, 2014, 2:03 pm


Walking basketball is taking place at Broadmeadow Sports centre every Monday morning, 10-11.00am (followed by tea / coffee) and anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to come and give it a go! You don’t need to have played basketball before so it is a great opportunity to try out a new sport as well as meeting new people.


Pacers Continue Their Impressive Start
Oct 22, 2014, 2:00 pm

NEWTON ABBOT PACERS           69     EXETER UNIVERSITY II               19



Huskies Lack Bite In Attack
Oct 22, 2014, 1:59 pm

Weymouth Huskies 34 Plymouth Raiders 38

Following a narrow loss in their opening game of the season Weymouth Huskies were keen to put things right in their meeting with new team Plymouth Raiders in the Exeter District Womens Basketball league. Sadly for the Weymouth team it was a case of deja-vu as the chance to win a closely contested game slipp


Pacers Continue Their Winning Ways
Oct 14, 2014, 9:52 pm



Following the previous game, where Pacers conceded far too many points (44), subsequent training sessions have focussed on defending as a unit and denying space close to basket.  The question was, could Pacers, on a late Friday night in Plymouth, put this training work into their game play?  The immediate answer was yes!  The opening period of the game, against Plymouth University, saw Pace


Chargers get snooty with the Toffs
Oct 14, 2014, 9:49 pm

QE Crediton Chargers basketball team faced tough opposition away to Torbay Toffs and came through 51-86 winners.
After a close encounter in the cup last season, Crediton were right to be cautious of their respected opponents.  Toffs pressed well against the QE and a scrappy first quarter saw the visitors lead 18-9. Excellent outside shooting saw the Toffs close the gap to eight at the end of the second Quarter through the experienced Blackler (10)  and Estelles (13) but Chargers led 40-32.
The combination of excellent pressing defence from Addy and Carter, solid reboundi


Coach's Corner

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 Game Results
Exmouth Jesters I (92) vs Weymouth Bandits (76)
Friday, October 24, 2014
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QE Crediton Chargers (83) vs Weymouth Raiders (53)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Newton Abbot Pacers (63) vs Weymouth Huskies (28)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Exeter University I (91) vs Exeter University II (51)
Monday, October 20, 2014
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Devon Peelers (77) vs Exeter University I (28)
Monday, October 20, 2014
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 Next Game
Weymouth Cowboys vs Exeter University II
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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Taunton Revolution vs Exmouth Jesters II
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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Devon Peelers vs Plymouth Raiders
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:30 pm
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Exmouth Jesters II vs Torbay TOFs
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:10 pm
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Weymouth Raiders vs Exeter University III
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:10 pm
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