An elite-level programme

Men’s basketball at UWE Bristol operates at an elite level and the programme has established itself as a premier destination for basketball excellence in the South of England.

As a student-athlete you'll experience an outstanding basketball experience coupled with your academic study.

You’ll be joining a group who are consistently competing in the top level at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition and striving to be better every season.


BUCS South Conference winners 2023.


Runners up in the national playoff final 2023.


alumni athletes have played in the British Basketball League.

UWE Jets player Corey holding a basketball with both hands and looking to camera.

Your experience

You’ll receive professional-level performance coaching throughout your time with the programme, combined with sport-specific facilities for training. This includes the Shootaway basketball shooting gun, which is available for you to use whenever the sports hall is free.

You will receive the following every week:

Meet the coach

Under Coach George Varney's leadership the UWE Bristol men’s basketball programme won the BUCS Southern Championship 2023 and finished as runners-up in the national playoffs.

Coach Varney's coaching style, expertise and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable asset to the UWE Bristol basketball programme.

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Performance Sport UWE Jets basketball coach George Varney calling instructions to the team from court side.

Join the programme

If you are interested in joining the UWE Jets team, contact us via our recruitment form.

Join the Basketball programme
Group of performance sport athletes dressed in red uniform having a team huddle on the basketball court.

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