Bahrain Basketball Association


Foundation date: 1974
Date of joining federations (International / Asian / Arab / GCC Organizing Committee):

International Basketball Federation: 1975
Asian Basketball Federation: 1974
Arab Basketball Federation: 1974
GCC Organizing Committee: 1981

Board of Directors:

Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa - President 
Nasser A. Reda Al Qaseer - Vice President
Ghanim Yousif Al Sanad - Treasurer​
Ali Hasan Al Khaja - Technical Committee Head
S. Anwar Mahdi Sharaf​ - Competition Committee Head 
A. Aziz A. Karim Al Kooheji - Transfers Committee Head 
Ahmed Reda Al Najjar - Statistics Committee Head 
A. Jalil Mohsin Khdair -  Committee Head 3-3
Mohamed Naji Mesleh - Media & P.R Committee Head​
Abdulelah Abdulghaffar Mohammed - General Secretary ​​

Summary of ​​the activities of this sporting discipline prior to the declaration of the association:
Basketball was produced in Bahrain through schools matches at the beginning of the 1940’s as the first game between Kuwait and Bahrain teams played at the Industrial School grounds in Man​ama In 1952. Mr. Saif Jabur Al Musallam, who served as a Physical Education and Scout observer in the Knowledge Department at that time, was also the supervisor of the clubs practicing the game.

Later in that year, Al Musallam was appointed general secretary of the Bahrain Sports Association, before submitting a suggestion to form a committee under the umbrella of the Bahrain Football Association to organize and supervise basketball competitions, which were mostly held during the holy month of Ramdan.

Thus, a separate association was needed and in 1974, the Bahrain Basketball Association was finally founded, as basketball activities started to expand rapidly over the following years.

That allowed Bahrain to form a national team which made debut on the international level, having competed in the Seventh Asian Games in Tehran and the First Arab Championship in Baghdad, both in  1974.
Two years later, Bahrain’s national team also took part in the Second Arab Basketball Championship held in Kuwait, following by a string of participation till present day.

Contact us:

Address of federation/ location :​  Block 337, Road 337, P.O Box 5143, Umm Al Hassam Sports Complex
​Tel : 17176955
Fax : 17176956
Email :​
Socail Media Accounts:
Instgram : @bah_basketball​