Department of Sport

Performance Women's Basketball

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Performance Basketball (Women's)


Basketball players studying at The University of Nottingham's join an exciting and ambitious programme based at the £40 million David Ross Sports Village. These world-class facilities, including a High Performance Zone and a Sports Injury Clinic, combined with an international-level coaching team, allow player to take their game to the highest level. 

With regular fixtures within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues, the team also play in the National Basketball league and in front of thousands of spectators during the annual Varsity match up at the Motorpoint arena. In addition, student athletes can potentially represent Team UK in the unique Tri Campus Games; travelling across the globe to our Malaysia and China campuses  for a sports festival with a difference!

Basketball at The University of Nottingham

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Performance Coaching

Head of Women's Basketball Andrea Congreaves has been coaching the University of Nottingham programme for over four years and holds a Level 2 coaching qualification. 

Andrea was the first ever British sportswoman to play in the US Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) league before a successful career in Europe, notably in Spain and Italy. Representing Team England, Andrea was a key player in the 2006 squad who took Commonwealth bronze in Melbourne. 

Contact Andrea Congreaves


Performance training 

  • 3 weekly court sessions (2 hours each)
  • 2 weekly strength & conditioning sessions (90 min each)
  • Options for individual sessions
  • Access to performance analysis through InPlay


  • 2016/17 - BUCS Midlands 1A champions
  • 2016/17 - National League Division 2 champions and promotion to Division 1
  • 2016/17 - BUCS Trophy Cup champions 
  • 2015/16 - BUCS Trophy Cup champions
  • 2015/16 - BUCS Midlands 1A champions

Performance facilities


  • 3 teams competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues
  • Women 1: BUCS Midlands 1A
  • National League Division 1
  • Tri Campus Games
  • Nottingham Varsity

Athlete profiles

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Gabriela Bronson

Studied: MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine (School of Medicine)

Basketball background: University of Wisconsin - Parkside (NCAA Div 2)

Top achievements: First Team All Conference during my senior year of college

"I chose The University of Nottingham because I wanted to be able to continue my sport and further my education and at the same time experience a top university overseas." 

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Eleanor Bishop

Studying: BSc Biology (School of Life Sciences)

Basketball background: Current Welsh national squad member and National League player

Top achievements: Winning the Under 18 National League with Hertfordshire Warriors

 "I chose The University of Nottingham due to the high standard of basketball and exceptional coaching. It was also a big factor that I could play National League for the University as well as BUCS."



University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000