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.



2015/16 – NBL Division 2
Play-offs - Semi Final
League Position - 4th (15&7)
National Cup - 3rd Round
Patrons Cup - Group Stage
MVP - 
Club MVP - 
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 Final
MVP - 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 Round
MVP - 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 Round
MVP - Bruce Lauder
Club MVP - Guy Renton
Hoods win National Championship



  1. Anthony

    Hi there,

    I will be visiting the area in March and was wondering if I could join in a training session with your senior mens team?


    1. lordair7

      Hi Anthony,

      of course you are welcome to come and train with us. tuesdays and thursdays 8-10. look forward to seeing you there.

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