NDC Basketball

Closing Date: 28/Feb/2018

Final: 11/Mar/2018

Purpose: Participation in sport contributes to members' health and wellbeing and offers a further means of socialising with people of a similar age. This competition offers members the opportunity to play basketball in teams of five, making it easy and enjoyable for clubs to participate. There is a mens and a womens competition. Clubs are encouraged to play locally and within their county/region and have the opportunity to represent their county/region at the national finals. 




Counties/regions can enter one club women’s team and one club men’s team.

A county/region that has not entered a women’s team for three or more years can enter a rainbow team for two consecutive years.


Team Size

Teams must consist of a minimum of five players.

Teams can sign in up to five substitutes.

A team list, including substitutes, must be submitted to the Presiding Officer at sign-in on the day of the competition. This list will be checked for verification and affiliation.


A county/region that has not entered a men's or women's basketball team for three or more years can enter a rainbow team for two consecutive years.


Guidelines for Play

1   Each match will be 12 minutes non-stop with no stop-clock and only one time-out.

2   A Round Robin series will take place with three points for a win and one for a draw.

3   The leading teams in the Round Robin series will go forward to the play-offs. If necessary, extra time will be added in the play-off.

4   Teams should be ready to play their next game at least five minutes beforehand. If a team is not ready, or does not show at the appointed time, then the game will be forfeited and the opposing team will be awarded two points.

5   Games will be played according to normal basketball rules.

Note: The guidelines can be modified by the Presiding Officer, subject to conditions on the day.


1. The number of substitutions allowed is unlimited (i.e. a player may play, then take a break, and then play again in a game).

2. The referee must be made aware of all substitutions, and they should take place during dead ball situations.


Teams must supply their own basketball.