City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club delivers basketball opportunities to young people from all of Birmingham’s diverse communities. Our club operates, in the main, due to the selfless efforts of our large volunteer staff. This includes a management committee along with coaches, team managers and miscellaneous volunteers.

Chief Executive Officer – Kirk Dawes

Managing Director – Robert Palmer

Schools and Community Officer – Emanuel Bradshaw

Secretary – Karen Seleshe

Website and Marketing – Rochelle Reid

In 2015, we were extremely fortunate to have NBA Basketball legend Hakeem Olajuwon join our club as an international ambassador.

City of Birmingham Basketball Club 2003 CIC was formed in 2014. The CIC was formed to support the delivery of our extensive community and camp programme. This structure enables our organisation to reach each and every one of Birmingham’s diverse communities.

The three directors of City of Birmingham Basketball Club 2003 CIC are:

CEO: Kirk Dawes

Director: HakeemOlajuwon

Managing Director: Rob Palmer

Team Coaches

Age Group Head Coach Assistant Coach Team Manager
U11 YBL Marc Evans Isa Abdou Sunny Gil
U13 YBL Tyrone Kinch Daniele Brunetti Ceri Libscomb
U14 Regional Sam Walker TBC TBC
U14 Premier Funganayi Choguigudza TBC Sonia Armstrong
U15 YBL Kieran Davis Sam Walker TBC
U16 Regional George Branch Mike Doffman Karry Cooper
U16 Premier Emanuel Bradshaw Beva Dunkley Raj Rupra
U18 Premier Robert Palmer Roy Francis Karen Seleshe
Senior Men Danny Williams Mohammed Sarwar Sunny Gill


U15 Girls Terry Wilbanks TBC Neil Lea
Women Novlette Balela TBC Mary Ponjee