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Our Story

The club was started by Jim Bennison MBE 

A huge part of basketball in Stockport for more than 60 years, Jim was an art teacher with a great passion for sport and, whilst working at Brinnington Secondary School was introduced basketball via training course.

He started a basketball club at the school in 1963. The school had a small gym located on Lapwing Lane, Brinnington and Stockport Basketball Club, originally known as Brinnington Lapwings, was formed and ran from there for many years.

Jim was involved with Brinnington, which went on to become Stockport Louvolites, then Stockport Lapwings and finally the present Stockport Basketball Club. The Louvolites women’s team won a number of the Division One League titles and Cup Finals.

Jim was awarded with an MBE by the Queen for his services to Basketball in 2013.

Stockport Falcons 

Our boys/mens teams play under the Falcons name

Stockport Lapwings

Our girls/ladies teams play under the Lapwing name

Our Mission

To Promote and teach the sport of Basketball, developing players and coaches to their highest potential in a positive environment while encouraging discipline, commitment, and integrity both on and off the Court.

Our Vision

To provide the best possible Basketball Coaching in Stockport giving each player whether youth or adult, the opportunity to reach their individual potential.

Our Goal

To build from the ground up, an inclusive Basketball Club that sponsors all levels of play.

To encourage the development of a Basketball family ethos, providing the warmest welcome to new players and providing mentoring support for all.

To highly value volunteerism, fostering positive growth of the game and providing support of every club member both on and off the field.

To dedicate ourselves to the creation of a professional Basketball Organisation with the highest quality coaching staff, and passionate and engaged members who will support its growth.

To develop Championship Basketball Teams that have a solid club identity and access for our players to Basketball England’s Developmental Pathway

Jim Bennison MBE


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