Basketball


Key Information

The main competition for basketball is the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues. With five Scottish tiers for men and three Scottish tiers for women. There is also the Premier league, where the top teams from Scotland, England and Wales compete. Each team will also compete in a knockout competition each year, either Scottish Cup, Trophy or Championship. Last year 16 Scottish institutions for both men and women competed in the BUCS Leagues.

As well as playing opportunities SSS also runs annual a Reffin Brilliant course annually to help those looking to become qualified referees.

To help steer the direction of the sport for students we have the Basketball Development Group, the roles are filled by volunteers either students or former students who have a passion to help develop the student game.

Sport Chair: Eamonn Laird

Contact: e.y.laird@dundee.ac.uk

Governing Body: Basketball Scotland


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You might want to know…

  • Last year Basketball had the 9th highest club membership numbers within Scottish student sport with over 1000 members participating across universities and colleges.

  • Conference Cup finals for both Scottish Universities and Colleges is the headline event of the year, with the most recent University final being held at Saint Andrews University.

  • SSS also run Regional competitions for teams not playing in the BUCS Leagues.


Meet your Sports Chair

Eamonn Laird

I studied Sports Development at the University of Abertay and during this time had the opportunity to be a part of the basketball team. Basketball was a major part of my time at Abertay and my student experience would have completely different and worse off without it. A basketball highlight being winning promotion in my third year at university from BUCS Scottish Tier 2 to Tier 1.

Although my career was always taking me into sport, my own experience at university made me understand the important role it plays for students, so after graduating I actively pursued a career in student sport. Since graduating I have held various roles while working at De Montfort University, University of Leeds and now at University of Dundee as the Club Development Officer, during this time I also coached the university teams.

Bringing my own experience to the role and having now completed the recruitment of this year’s committee for the Basketball Development Group, I feel basketball can only go from strength to strength.


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