London Thunder Basketball is a not for profit organisation, therefore all funds paid to the club are used solely for the benefit of the club and its members. Membership of London Thunder Basketball as a club is entirely optional. However there are various routes available to those who do wish to join.
Membership is due annually in September. All members are registered with Basketball England.
We offer 2 levels of club membership each year and coaches will advise which level you should apply for,
Players who wish to be considered for any of the teams will need to be full members of the club at which ever level is appropriate.
Selection for all teams is at the discretion of the head coach.
Full Membership at both levels will receive the following:
entry to any training session at Forest Hill or Stockholm Road
reduced cost of camps
free participation in events and tournaments
Kit – The content of this is decided annually and will be announced prior to applications being accepted. (Please Note: Kit will only be issued on full payment of membership fees)
Local league team members will train during the community sessions at Forest Hill mainly, but those considered ready may be invited to Stockholm Road National League sessions to further their development. This is considered to be the first step into competitive play and sits in phase 2 of our player development pathway. Members will be given opportunities to play games at our regularly organised events across the season.
National League is a big commitment and players who wish to play at this level will need to attend training on time regularly (2-3 sessions a week) and be available for games at weekends. It requires a bigger financial commitment from players, as National League
incurs higher costs to cover the following:
Entry fees to league
Registrations for players with England Basketball
Officials fees & expenses for matches
Court running costs for training and home matches
Travel expenses to away games
National League Games are played on a home and away basis. Fixtures will be mainly in and around London and the Home Counties area, with some away games possibly being on the South Coast or East Anglia. We will let players have exact venues & times when we have confirmed the fixtures.
We aim to use mini-buses where possible to get players to away games but may need to ask for support with transport from parents on occasions. There will be times when older players may need to travel by public transport to away games.