Nepal Basketball UK’s (NBUK) first ever basketball league is well underway in the UK. The sixteen week long league sponsored by A Star Financial officially began in late April and is currently in week six. Whilst various basketball competitions have taken place in the UK Nepali community, this is believed to be the first official basketball league. This years league sees eight teams across the country coming together from Greenford Knights, Watermelon Snatchers, DBS, BSK, Ballers Slammers, Sandhurst Knicks, Maidstone Titans and South Ashford Wolves.
The games which are currently being held in various locations from Kent, London to Hampshire will have the semi-finals and finals take place in the final week of August. The NBUK Instagram has actively shared updates and results from the weekly fixes including player of the week spots! The winning team will receive a trophy, medals and of course the title as the first winner of the A Star Nepalese Basketball League.
NBUK held a press event earlier in the month to share about the league as well as their mission to activate UK Nepalis who are passionate basketballers. The team are leading the collective voluntarily and have expressed gratitude towards all the sponsors including lead sponsor A Star Financial for their support. NBUK president Rupak Gurung (former Nepal National Team player) also shared about future plans to create partnership with teams in Nepal.