Community Basketball Club committed to developing basketball here in Milton Keynes

Founded in September 2017, the Milton Keynes Basketball Foundation was set up with a clear Mission Statement, to offer local boys and girls the opportunity to play basketball at both community and elite levels and to make Milton Keynes a major basketball destination in the UK.

As the Milton Keynes Basketball Club, we have grown from 40 boys and girls playing in one small gym to today offering community basketball to 1000 boys and girls, training and playing out of 6 local basketball centres.

2022 saw the launch of the Breakers Community Basketball League (CBL), our own intraclub league where our 6 basketball centres compete from U8 – U16, offering local, competitive basketball for our members without ever leaving Milton Keynes.

As well as our community participation programme, we offer a talent pathway for those wishing to play at a higher level. Our talent pathway starts with our U10 All Stars program, a mixed group of talented boys and girls who are invited to additional training sessions with our most senior coaches. We then offer opportunities to play Junior National League, with teams at every age group from U12 to U18 for both boys and girls.

For those who wish to combine their basketball with their education, in conjunction with the 5 Dimensions Trust, we offer a Sixth Form Basketball Academy at Shenley Brook End School for both male and female players. The academy is led by Breakers’ Head Coach Billy Beddow, assisted by ex-professional player Kai Williams.

Students at the academy receive additional training (individual and team) as well as support services including strength & conditioning, video analysis and physiotherapy. The boys’ academy team also compete in the College Basketball League, becoming National Champions in only their second season.

And for the season 2023/24, in conjunction with Bletchley College, we are opening a second Basketball Academy, headed up by MK Breakers star Mike New junior to cater for the increased demand.

As part of our efforts to make Milton Keynes a major basketball destination, 2022 saw the return of senior men’s basketball to Milton Keynes after the MK Lions (now London Lions) departed for the capital in 2012. The return of senior men’s basketball also coincided with Milton Keynes’ national recognition of City status.

To celebrate both of these events, we took the opportunity to rename ourselves as the MK Breakers Basketball Club, paying homage to the infamous Bletchley Codebreakers of WW2, just a stones throw from our current home venue, Bletchley Leisure Centre.

After an undefeated first season, the senior men’s team were promoted and will compete in Basketball England’s National Basketball League Division 2 for the 2022/23 season, with aspirations to continue moving up through the the divisions. 

Milton Keynes and community involvement are at the heart of everything we do, offering weekly community basketball for our 1000 members, regular holiday basketball camps, weekly coaching in over 40 MK primary and secondary schools, working with local Sports Partnerships and supporting local charities in their own community efforts.

We look forward to welcoming you as part of the MK Breakers basketball community!