The Leeds Carnegie Basketball programme was established in 2006 in a partnership between Leeds Metropolitan University and the Leeds North-East School Sports Partnership based at Carr Manor High School. Fast forward to 2012 and Leeds Carnegie basketball now boasts the most comprehensive programme in West Yorkshire and aspires to be a national leader. We are focusing on four key areas of growth at the local, regional and national level.

Performance Pathway Development

Participation and Community Development

Facility Access and Development

Supporting Social Agendas and Educational Initiatives

Mission Statement

“To direct a positive basketball movement which ensures the growth of young people physically, mentally and socially. Through quality instruction in a safe and supportive environment, we aim to create clear developmental pathways which identify talent, challenge potential and promote excellence. Ensuring that each child has the finest opportunity to fulfil their aspirations and dreams”


The club holds Sport England and England Basketball Club Mark accreditation as well as being an England Basketball Four Star club. Each accreditation outlines the club’s commitment and dedication to the development of a basketball community in Leeds. One that ensures a safe and friendly environment for all its members and one that is tailored to develop basketball players, coaches, officials and volunteers

Leeds Carnegie Basketball has committed to developing a participation and performance pathway for all participants and is reflected in the club structure. The university based programme has seen significant growth with Leeds Metropolitan University providing the base for the senior national league programme with Leeds Carnegie competing in both the Men’s and Women’s National League Division One. Leeds Carnegie basketball also competes in the National League Division Three (Men) and the Leeds and District Basketball League Premier (Men and Women). Furthermore the senior programme fields five Men’s and two Women’s teams in British Universities and Colleges competition as well as hosting a weekly intramural league and annual 3 on 3 competitions.

The junior programme is currently based at several high school sites in the city and provides the local youth access to the junior national league structure. Leeds Carnegie Juniors are active in the U13’s, U14’s, U16’s and U18’s boy’s and U16’s girls competitions. Driven by the growth of our community club network, which provides access and opportunity for those new to the game the programme is beginning to produce representatives at a regional, national and international level.

Additionally the club has also established a charitable arm the Leeds Carnegie Basketball Foundation (LCBF Charity Number: 114096). The purpose of this body is to maintain and develop relationships within the partnership networks to ensure growth and sustainability. The LCBF will continue to deliver curricular and extra-curricular sessions, community development and special projects with such partners as the Youth Services Department, Extended Services and West Yorkshire Police.