The HWUD Basketball Club exists to provide all its members with the best possible experience basketball can offer, regardless of individual skill level or background.

Being a part of the Basketball Club brings together the competitive spirit, passion and commitment for the sport to enhance your student life at Heriot-Watt University. Whether you're looking to try something new and meet people or play at the highest level of student basketball in the UAE, we've got a place for you!

The club is categorised into two groups to provide amazing opportunities to every student whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a rookie!

The HWUD Basketball Club: focused around our Open Sessions which allow beginners, development players, experienced players and purely social members to join us!

The HWUD Basketball Team: focused on training sessions for the official team that represents Heriot-Watt University in tournaments around the UAE.

Anthra Devi

Vice President:

Bhakti Jain


Being one of the only Sports Clubs that offer this opportunity, the Open Sessions were officially introduced last year as a new initiative by the HWUD Basketball Club to provide a friendly, inclusive and supportive atmosphere for everyone!

If you are looking for a more laid-back environment to play, our Open Sessions welcome players of all abilities, specifically people who are new to the sport or complete beginners. These social and fun sessions are great for meeting new people and also cater to members that want to participate in pick-up sessions.

The sessions are held once a week in order to give all members a chance to enjoy the sport. We also include opportunities that focus on teaching various basketball skills to beginners!


With our well established men’s and women’s teams, we represent the University in tournaments throughout the UAE.

The team is selected based on talent. We welcome committed, high performing players to the HWUD Basketball Team that value progression and sportsmanship!

We have team training twice a week and are trained by a professional coach, who has a highly successful basketball career with several accolades under his belt. We look forward to welcoming new players to further strengthen our teams!


Log in to your account with your student email. All players must purchase a Basketball Club membership here. Add it to your basket and check out. Don’t worry, the membership is free!


To signup for training: CLICK HERE


If you have any questions then feel free to email us or shoot us a message on our socials mentioned above!

We can't wait to see you on court!




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