Why is Basketball Special

Basketball is one of the most popular and inclusive sports in the UK.  It brings together people from a diverse range of backgrounds to share their passion for basketball. You don’t have to just take our word for it, the latest Sport England Active Lives survey backs this up with big data. Here are some of the key messages from the findings of thre research into physical activity amongst under 16’s in England.

Basketball has the second highest participation of any sport in the UK.

Participation in basketball is more evenly split between genders (65% male  / 35% female) than other traditional British sports.

Basketball appeals to participants from all economic backgrounds in contrast to the majority of other sports (High Income: Netball 48% / Rugby 48% / Cricket 43%)

Basketball has a higher percentage of participants coming from BAME backgrounds (33%) than football (27%), netball (25%) and rugby (20%).