About the Hoods

“Gets kids off the streets, out of their seats and active.” These are the key aims of Nottingham’s basketball club, The Hoods.

Tired of seeing Nottingham’s young people fall into the category of “yobbos” or the “play station generation”, local basketball Coach Lee English bounced into action and created The Hoods in 2009. A totally non profit club aimed at anyone who can walk on a court and bounce a ball from the ages of 5 – 500.

Aiming to slam the stereotypical image of the young people and to get the community thinking, the name was carefully chosen to fit with Nottingham’s most famous resident, Robin Hood, another local hero who was smashing stereotyping before his time, but the name also carries a deeper meaning. The image of young people in hoods is often not a welcome one but The Hoods Basketball Club is aiming to spin that image on it’s head – Literally!

The master plan was to put basketball back on the map in Nottingham and by 2011 The Hoods already had Junior teams competing at u12, u14, u16 and u18 level, a successful Ladies local league team and a National Championship under their belts courtesy of the Senior Men’s National League Team. Nottingham basketball is very much back, so watch out for The Hoods influencing a venue near you soon as we continue to provide the local community with a chance to see the biggest indoor spectator sport worldwide.

Club Documents

2010 National Championship Match Report

Hoods Around the World

2017/18 – NBL Division 2
Play-offs – Runner-up
League Position – 1st (20&2)
National Cup – 4th Round
Patrons Cup – Semi Final

MVP – Tevis Robinson Jr & Delaney Powell 
Club MVP – Luke Mitchell
Luke Mitchell ties assist record with 10
David Watts breaks block record with 5
Hoods win Division 2
Hoods u18 win the league for the first time
Hoods have highest scoring game in a 93-107 win at Ipswich Basketball
 
2016/17 – NBL Division 2
Play-offs – Quarter Final
League Position – 6th (10&12)
National Cup – 3rd Round
Patrons Cup – Semi FinalMVP – Kieran Wright
Club MVP – Delaney Powell
Delaney Powell breaks single game scoring record with 40
 
2015/16 – NBL Division 2
Play-offs – Semi Final
League Position – 4th (15&7)
National Cup – 3rd Round
Patrons Cup – Group StageMVP – N/A
Club MVP – N/A
Hoods go 13 months unbeaten at home
Miguel Lorenzo breaks the club scoring record with 502 points for the season, to tie the best average at 19.3ppg
Luke Mitchell breaks the single season club assist record with 9, only for Kieran Wright to tie it a month later
Miguel Lorenzo ties the most blocks in a game with 5 and breaks the season record at 1.8bpg
2014/15 – NBL Division 3 North
Play-offs – Quarter Final
League Position – 2nd (19&3)
National Cup – N/A
National Shield – Semi FinalMVP – Alvaro Guerra
Club MVP – Daniel Wong
Hoods have highest points tally in a game with 112 points at home vs Hull Wasps
Hoods have highest scoring game in a 91-102 win at Derby Trailblazers
Hoods remain undefeated at home for the entire regular season, stretching unbeaten home run to 14 games
Toli Apostolidis ties single game assist record with 8
Hoods Ladies make the Maid Marion Cup Final
Hoods mini’s go the entire season undefeated
 
 
2013/14 – EBL Division 3 North
Play-offs – N/A
League Position – 8th (6&14)
National Cup – N/A
National Shield – N/A 
Club MVP – Lucasz Siczek
Club Captain, Bruce Lauder is inducted into the Nottinghamshire Basketball Hall of Fame
 
 
2012/13 – EBL Division 3 North
Play-offs – N/A
League Position – 7th (12&10)
National Cup – 2nd Round
National Shield – Quarter Final 
MVP – Aaron Maher
Club MVP – Bruce Lauder
Aaron Maher breaks season scoring record with 486 points
Lucasz Siczek ties single game scoring record with 36 points
 
 
2011/12 – EBL Division 3 North
Play-offs – N/A
League Position – 9th (8&14)
National Cup – 1st Round
National Shield – 3rd Round 
MVP – Simon Allaway
Club MVP – Apostolis Apostolidis
Hoods u-18 make play-off final
Hoods Ladies win Maid Marion Cup
Bruce Lauder breaks single game steal record with 8
 
2010/11 – EBL Division 3 North
Play-offs – N/A
League Position – 7th (9&13)
National Cup – 2nd Round
National Shield – 2nd RoundMVP – Gary Collins
Club MVP – Tom Ballentine
Hoods awarded Clubmark
Hoods Ladies win Shield
Hoods u-16 make play-off final
Bruce Lauder breaks single game rebounding record with 22
2009/10 – EBL Division 4 Midlands
Play-offs – Champions
League Position – 2nd 13&3
National Cup – 1st Round
National Shield – 2nd RoundMVP – Bruce Lauder
Club MVP – Guy Renton
Hoods win National Championship