The Topcats men’s basketball team play in the England Basketball national league Division 2, out of their home court at Brixton Recreation Centre, south-west London.
Brixton Basketball Club was officially formed in 1984, although its roots are far older than this. The club is arguably the most famous basketball club in England, with a trophy cabinet and alumni to rival any club in the country. Founded against the backdrop of race riots in England in the 1980’s, the club’s mission is to provide high quality opportunity for young people in South London, both on the court and in the wider areas of life.
Brixton Basketball Club is a cornerstone of the local community and has touched the lives of thousands of inner city children in the last quarter century. The current development programme attracts over 200 juniors every week and has strong links with local schools. In addition to developing talent the club has a elite strand that competes at the highest level with the Ladies Topcats, and Junior and Senior teams that have been league mainstays since 1985.
- Luol Deng – Chicago Bulls
Playing Basketball in Brixton provided me with a way of belonging, it opened doors to help further my education and career.
The club has a high profile nationally and has received visits from HRH Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Michael Jordan, Allan Iverson, Robert Horry, Lennox Lewis, Ian Wright & Kate Hoey MP. The clubs’ founder, owner and Head Coach, Jimmy Rogers is recognised as a community leader and is respected globally in basketball circles. The club has been placing players into educational institutions for over 20 years both in the USA and England, and is proud its alumni who have been successful both on and off the court
Topcats basketball Club,
Brixton Recreation Centre,
27 Brixton Station Road,
London, England, SW9 8QQ