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Tigers Basketball

Welcome to Tigers Basketball. Developing a sustainable high performance basketball programme in Somerset.

Our Vision

To provide the best opportunity to develop Basketball, people, players and teams, alongside exceptional academics.


Our Mission:

  • Cultural change – to inspire a generation of positive basketball players
  • Success in abundance –  we work hard every day to make Huish Tigers the leading club in the South West
  • Sustainability – to create and develop a club that is embedded into education and the local community
  • Exceed expectation – to always achieve above our weight.
  • Workforce excellence – to develop the best coaching and support team in the UK.

Contact Us

Head Coach: Gary Carter
Email: garyc@richuish.ac.uk
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Our History

Huish Taunton Tigers Basketball has a long history with Richard Huish College stretching back to 1999 when the first academy was set up. During this first period it was known as the Taunton Tigers Academy before changing to the Huish Basketball Academy. In 2013 it became what it is today – Huish Taunton Tigers – with the college and club working seamlessly together to provide a pathway for players to compete in Basketball England National League and onto university. 

Our Success

Recent College highlights include:

  • Men’s Basketball England Dynamik Cup Finalists – final cancelled due to Covid (2020)
  • Women’s Basketball England Dynamik Cup Finalists – final cancelled due to Covid (2020)
  • Men’s AoC Cup Semi-Finalists (semi-final cancelled due to Covid) (2020)
  • South West AoC League Winners (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Both Mens and Women’s Basketball AOC Sport National Champions (2022)

Recent club highlights include:

  • U18s South West Conference Winners (2020, 2019)
  • U16s South West Conference Winners (2020)
  • Trip to Madrid in February 2020 for U18s and U16s to experience training and culture at Basketball Aritos
  • Over £1,000 raised for Mind In Somerset at the Jack Murphy Weekender (2022)
  • Somerset Basketball League Winners (2021-22)
  • U14 player selected for Basketball England All Star tournament (2022)


The Sycamore Sports Hall is the home of Huish Tigers Basketball. The purpose built facility includes a full sized multi sports arena, including a spacious viewing gallery with seating for 100 spectators, changing facilities, a gym and classrooms. The courts are said to be one of the best in the country with state-of-the art camera technology for performance analysis. View our facilities in the Huish 360º Virtual Campus Tour.

Our Programme

Students who are part of the Tigers Basketball programme will receive:

  • 10+ hours of contact coaching time (if involved with Tigers Club there is an additional 3 hours plus games)
  • Coaching delivered by experienced Level 3 coaches
  • Access to the gym
  • Strength & Conditioning programme
  • Physio clinic
  • Basketball coaching and officiating qualifications if interested
  • Kit
  • Full accommodation available on campus if required (fees apply)

Studying at Huish

You are first and foremost a student and the College allows you to combine performance basketball with your academic studies. Huish provides exceptional, student-centred education through a broad and wide-ranging curriculum, including Level 3 A levels and Vocational Study Programmes and the Level 2 Pathway.


For students requiring it, Huish can provide accommodation. Huish are members of Boarding Schools Association (BSA) State Boarding Forum and one of the only state Sixth Form Colleges in the UK that offers student accommodation; our outstanding educational reputation sees us welcome students from around the world.