• Choose Sport…

    Played by all ages, genders, abilities We are united by the power of Basketball.

  • Choose Basketball…

    Basketball at Sussex Bears starts with competitive leagues and competitions.

  • Choose life…

    Healthy living, fitness, community and social values at the core.

  • Choose Bears…

    We train, teach and develop players using professional coaches.

Welcome to the Sussex Bears

The FULLY inclusive Basketball club in Southern England, Last season we had National and Local league teams of all age groups, of all genders, playing in leagues for Basketball England, Basketball Sussex and British Wheelchair Basketball.

You can start at anywhere on the Bears Talent Pathway… We have teams, coaches, and training aimed at your level of skill and age group, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Men, Women, Wheelchair Teams… National and Local Leagues , International competitions… development and a dedicated program for healthy living and fitness.

We had 3 national league wheelchair basketball teams based at the Bears and also had training sessions aimed at Learning Disabilities and teamed up with transport to ensure that we can offer something for everyone…

When we say “#WeDemBears” we mean it….

Our multi award winning community outreach programs saw over 10,000 people try wheelchair sports alone in the last year, not forgetting our school and University link up work that helps spread our love of the sport, love of the game and love of living a healthy life to the wider Sussex community.

Sussex Bears is managed as a social enterprise, run as a community interest company and our delivery of sport comes with a passion to help the community, help those in need using the power of Basketball…

In the last Year…


League Teams


Training Sessions a year




Home league games a year

Find Out More

all of our matches and training sessions are now created as events on Facebook, so if you want to watch a game or train with us then Facebook is the way to go , 

Instagram is our core outreach method for video, photos and media content, and twitter is used for schools, community and authorities engagement


Why choose the BEARS….

we can say that we are groundbreaking when it comes to being a social enterprise and a community interest sports company at the same time!!!

we are working for the community, to help people to change lives and to promote sport as a way life, we want players to grow and develop on and off the court.

Clever thinking

planning in advance, working with proven successful partners

Generating ideas

the moment you stop new ideas is the moment you stop growing

Learning Worldwide

the united states use basketball to combat crime, anti gang and anti crime in a way the UK don’t

The Bigger Picture

Creating a student helps 1 student, but creating a teacher helps 1000’s