Join the Club

The Leicester Cobras are open to anyone (12 years and over) to join the club. If you are interested in trying the exciting sport of wheelchair basketball the Leicester Cobras run a series of taster sessions at regular intervals throughout the year. For the latest information please see the Development page and get in touch. All new players will need to join the club to be covered by BWB’s insurance. However, the first four training sessions are free for new members, to see if you like the sport.

Membership of the Leicester Cobras is paid on a monthly basis (over 10 months per year) by Standing Order; the cost is:
£25 per month if you are an adult (over 19)
£22 per month if you are a junior (under 19)
Free if you are an associate (non-playing) volunteer member.
These membership fees go towards the cost of the league registration fees and the venue hire; and must be paid even if you don’t attend training regularly, as the Leicester Cobras still have to hire the venue.

Membership runs from the 1st June to the 31st May each year. The Leicester Cobras have a selection of Basketball Wheelchairs that new players can use to get used to the sport and see if they enjoy playing it. This is a great benefit for new players as the specialist wheelchairs that are used for basketball are very expensive to buy.

If you would like to be involved in another way…

There are many ways you can get involved with the Leicester Cobras – from becoming a player or just having a go at the sport at one of our training sessions, volunteering to help behind the scenes or just coming to support the team at one of our home matches. Once you have been to just one game you will probably be hooked. Wheelchair basketball is action packed excitement all the way!

Home venue: Leicester Community Sports Arena

Address: 31 Charter Street, Leicester

Post code: LE1 3UD

Phone: 0116 255 8635 (venue)

Web site:

Leicester Community Sports Arena

The Leicester Community Sports Arena is a new purpose built three court basketball centre located just to the North of Leicester City Centre. The Leicester Community Sports Arena is a joint venture project between Leicester Riders, Leicester City Council and Leicester College to build a £4.5m arena at Charter Street, Leicester. The arena will be built and operated via a company owned by the Leicester Riders Foundation. It is the new home for the Leicester Riders and the Leicester Cobras clubs.

The Leicester Community Sports Arena is well serviced by road links as it is situated alongside one of the main arteries into Leicester City Centre, a short distance from the inner ring road, coming from the Melton Road to Belgrave Gate.

For detailed information and directions please look at the link below to the Leicester Community Sports Arena web site:

There is disabled parking for eight cars in dedicated disabled badge holders car park spaces at the front of the venue.

The Leicester Cobras would like to thank all from our previous venue of Leicester Leys Leisure Centre who have been a massive support in building the club over the last 16+ years. We couldn’t have made it this far without all the support from Leicester Leys Leisure Centre.