Who are we?

We are Coventry’s leading basketball club boasting more than 200 members, ranging from age 5 to adult. Tornadoes are governed by Basketball England and we compete at local, regional and national levels in male and female leagues. We welcome players of any age, gender, experience or skill level.


Youth Basketball League

2018-19: Under-15 LTD Cup Champions

2017-18: Under-11 North Champions

2015-16: Under-12 North Champions, Under-14 North Champions, Under-15 North Champions, Under-17 North Champions

2021-22: Under-11 Undefeated YBL Champions

Warwickshire Basketball League

2015-16: Division 3 Castledine Handicap Cup Winners, Challenge Cup Winners

2013-14 Division 2 Challenge Cup Winners

National League

2021-22: Under-16s National League Conference Champions

Paul Adams

Level 3 coach, Level 2 referee, Level 2 table official, Level 3 Personal Training certificate, Reps Certification – Sports Nutrition, Reps Certificate – Childhood Obesity Prevention Certificate, Reps Certificate – Circuit Training, First Aid trained, safeguarding certified, mental health awareness, mental health first aid trained

Head Coach and coach for Under 11s, under 15s and Mens Blue team

Andy Ransberry

Basketball Level 2
FA Level 1
Emergency First Aid
Mental Health Awareness for Sports and Physical Activity

Under 18s National League team head coach

Helen Mead

Level 2 coach, First Aid trained, safeguarding certified

Iain Gillespie

Level 2 Coach

Martin Taylor

Level 2 Coach

Justin Hoskins

Level 2 Coach

Shaun Grayson

Level 2 basketball course (currently taking)
Mental Health Awareness
F.A. Level 1 football coach
First Aid

Jamil Saleem

Level 2 Coach

Samaro Perry-Huggins

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Chairperson – Lisa Cottrell 

Secretary – Claire Relf

Treasurer – Michelle Buckley 

Member – Paul Adams

Member – Connor Morris

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