City of Birmingham Rockets
The City of Birmingham Rockets are an English basketball club, based in the city of Birmingham, West Midlands.
The club was formed in 2003 at the City of Birmingham Basketball Club.
The founders of the club were looking to provide regular opportunities and a clear pathway for young people from Birmingham and the surrounding areas to play basketball. The club runs representative teams at various age levels from Under-11s through to Seniors, based in one of the most deprived wards in the country, with participants drawn from all parts of the city.
The Senior Men's team entered the English Basketball League in 2014. The volunteer-led organisation's name was then changed to the City of Birmingham Rockets in August 2017 to recognise a partnership set up with Houston Rockets NBA Legend Hakeem Olajuwon.
Despite spending most of their existence with a focus on youth development and competing in the lower divisions of the English Basketball League, with new backing it has been mooted that the Rockets could join the British Basketball League in the near future, however these plans appear to be hold at least for the 2019-20 season.
The club has produced many professional players, most notably Great Britain internationals Myles Hesson and Kofi Josephs.
The Rockets are based at the Nechells Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham.
|Season||Division||Tier||Regular Season||Post-Season||National Cup|
|City of Birmingham B.C.|
|2014–15||D4 Mid||5||3rd||16||9||7||18||0.563||1st Round||Did Not Compete|
|2015–16||Dev SW||5||3rd||20||12||8||24||0.600||1st Round||1st Round|
|2016–17||D4 Mid||5||5th||18||10||8||20||0.556||Did Not Qualify||1st Round|
|City of Birmingham Rockets|
|2017–18||D4 Mid||5||4th||22||16||6||32||0.727||Did Not Qualify||1st Round|
|2018–19||D4 Mid||5||5th||16||8||8||16||0.500||Did Not Qualify||3rd Round|