The Grainger Cup

Last year, Saxons family lost a very important member of our team. 

Joe Grainger – Chairman, Coach and friend to many, sadly passed away in November, aged 49.  Joe had been ill for many years and finally lost his battle with Leukaemia, after contracting Covid. His loss was huge, not just to myself and the other Saxons family members, but also amongst the wider basketball community.  Joe was not just a dedicated Basketball Coach, but he was also a genuinely great person who insisted on fairness and inclusivity.  He made it his mission to create pathways and opportunities for all.

This Saturday, 11th September, we will be holding the first ever annual ‘Grainger Cup’ to honour Joe and celebrate the huge part he played in the progression of Basketball. We would love you to bring your friends and family along to the Oxstalls Sports Park to be a part of this exciting and emotional event. I look forward to seeing everyone there to honour Joe.

Thanks for your support,

Darren Cooke – Gloucester Saxons Basketball Academy Chairman



For more information and to book tickets, please use the link below.



U14’s back on court with a win in Ledbury

Great effort in our first match for 15 months. Defence was strong, really good pressure and hard work from the whole team. Defensive transition, particularly the press led to some steals and turnovers. The half court defence was strong with some better than average rebounding.We need some work on offence, but we knew that going in. Where we did find players in space there was some great technique showing everyone of the Saxons players are working on their game and are technically proficient. Our communication and team spirit didn’t drop. This was always going to be tough with so long away from the game and a number of players pulling on a Saxons shirt for the first time. Our confidence will come and the performances will improve.In the end, we were fortunate and worked just hard enough to come away with the win for Coach Adam John Scott in overtime. Most importantly, everyone’s got a smile on their face. So overall a successful return to competitive play. If you know someone keen to be part of the rising powerhouse of Southwest basketball, reach out and get involved. #Saxonson3

Gloucester Saxons Basketball Academy

  • We are a community club fully funded by player contributions
  • All staff,  Coaches, Team Managers and Admin Support are volunteers
  • We offer playing opportunities for all ability levels from come and play / participation through development and performance to prepare players on the journey to elite
  • We support players in the Basketball England Pathway encouraging players to follow opportunities such as ASPIRE training
  • Teams are offered competitive play through:
    Day Tournaments including central venue tournaments from u10
    The Southwest Basketball Junior Regional League from u14
    Basketball England National Basketball League from u16

corona virus update

Club Statement – Friday 9th April 2021

At Gloucester Saxons Basketball Academy, the health and safety of participants, coaches and families is of paramount importance.

Following current Government guidance and the Return To Play document from Basketball England, practice will resume for all age groups from Monday 12th April.

There are protocols that must be followed, these will be communicated by our Covid officers, team managers and coaches.  Under no circumstances will players be allowed to train that haven’t first registered.  Note also no spectators are allowed in the building and parents will be expected to drop and disperse not congregate in the car park.

To contact Saxons please visit our contact us page and either email or complete the online form.

It’s really exciting to be welcoming players back on to court this week with an unprecedented number of new applications.  We are now managing players in waiting lists for a number of age groups.  Please be patient while we work through this.  Our aim is always to deliver the best experience for players in a safe environment.


GC SAXONS Glozball


Includes other South West CVLs/Tournaments

March 2020

  • Sunday 1st March – Glozball U14 Mixed 11am-4pm
  • Saturday 7th March – Glozball U12 Mixed 12pm-5pm
  • Sunday 8th March – Glozball Glozball U10 Mixed 11am-4pm
  • Sunday 8th March – Stroud Sharks U14s TBC
  • Sunday 15th March – Glozball U16 Boys 11am-4pm
  • Sunday 15th March – Stroud Sharks U14s TBC
  • Saturday 21st March – Glozball U16 Girls 12pm-5pm
  • Sunday 29th March – Glozball U14 Mixed 11am-4pm