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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

Here's Your Chance To Vote for Your Team / Player Of The Year - 2015
Jan 1, 2016, 10:40 am

Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards will be taking place on Friday 13th May at Sandy Park in Exeter.

Alongside the traditional awards there will be a number of new specific awards to recognise individual sports and showcase sporting success across Devon.

We are pleased to announce that Exeter and District Basketball is promoting these awards and a 'basketball performer of the year' within Devon and we would within each county that we operate. 

The award would acknowledge the performance of either an outstanding team or individual in basketball in 2015. It coul


Plymouth Raiders Fun Day
Aug 16, 2015, 10:41 am







New Safeguarding Requirements for Referees and Table Officials
Aug 2, 2015, 8:54 am
 New Safeguarding Requirements for Referees and Table Officials


In keeping with good practice and in


We Are Only As Strong As Our Membership Which Continues To Grow!
May 24, 2015, 10:29 am

Once again Exeter and District Basketball Association continues to show it's strength in the local league arena, 2014/15 showed increased growth, we look forward to the 2015/16 season with further influence over the basketball world.

We are fast approaching the levels of membership that were last seen in the early 1970's before there were several choices of local league - Exeter and District is the league of choice for many!

Don't forget to share and like our FB page to increase our reach across the region.

Applications for the 2015/16 are required soon - don't miss


Team Entry Forms Are Now Available Via The Downloads Tab
Apr 13, 2015, 8:38 pm

It is time to start planning for next season, and just as this season has reached it's conclusion (with the exception of the May AGM) team organiser's should be looking towards next season - please download and email entries in as soon as possible.


Coach's Corner

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


In preparation for the upcoming season FIBA Eur

 Game Results
Forfeited by Weymouth
North Devon (20 OT) vs Weymouth Raiders (0)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Devon Peelers (39) vs Exeter University (33)
Monday, February 8, 2016
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Marjons (18) vs Newton Abbot Pacers (54)
Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Forfeited By Peelers
Broadclyst (20 OT) vs Devon Peelers (0)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Weymouth Cowboys (55) vs Exmouth Jesters II (57)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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 Next Game
Exeter University II vs Nomads
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:15 pm
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Plymouth Raiders vs Newton Abbot Pacers
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:15 pm
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Plymouth University vs Exeter University
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:15 pm
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Weymouth Bandits vs Torbay Turtles
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:00 pm
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Postponed by Uni
Exeter University III vs Weymouth Cowboys
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - TBD
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