Bedford Thunder is a community club that aims to promote and develop basketball both within the local and wider Bedfordshire community.

Our aim is to encourage excellence in everything we do while at the same time maintaining a welcoming and inclusive club ethos.

We currently have two Men's teams, open to anyone 16 upwards. We train on Tuesdays 20:00-22:00 (team training) & Sundays 16:30-17:45 (team scrimmage). These sessions are run by Basketball England qualified coaches and are team based practices focusing on game plays and strategies.

We are now in our fourth season in the Herts Premier League. We have 2 teams entered; one in the 1st division and one in the 2nd division.


If you're interested in joining us, we recommend you come down to one of our training session on Tuesday evening. Best to send us a message first so that we can answer any of your questions. You can train with us to see if we are a fit for you - completely free.

If you want to join, all the details are on our membership page.

If you have any questions, please send us a message.


Our sunday team scrimmage session is on for Thunder registered players and offers an oppotunity for players to get together and scrimmage.  It's a great opportunity to work with players, work on individual skills or just have fun in a relaxed environment.

It's with great regret that the club is having to suspend all Thunder based basketball activities for the next 2 weeks. I know a lot of the players will be disappointed (myself included) but the safety and well-being of the players is our primary concern. It was our national governing body who made the decision to suspend all basketball across the country and we have no option but to follow as instructed. We return the weekend of the 28th/29th March. It means there are NO girls sessions on Saturdays, NO boys session on Sundays and NO Tuesday's session for 2 weeks.