Bromley Basketball Club was founded in 1956 (formerly Bromley and Old Bromleians Basketball Club), making the club one of the longest standing basketball clubs in the country.
The club was formed by a group of Old Bromleians from Bromley Grammar School (present day Ravensbourne School) who wished to continue playing and maintain social ties.
The club gained popularity shortly after its inception playing in the Kent County before moving to play in the South Thames Basketball League. As the years went by Bromley’s success in both leagues saw them make the jump in the late 70s to competing in the National League after winning the National 100 Cup, now referred to as the Founders Cup.
Bromley continued dominating in the Kent League, playing out of Walnuts Leisure Centre and marking their 50th anniversary with a Kent title in 2006 after defeating Dartford Sharks 76-50. However, it would be a while before Bromley would see silverware again with a number of influential players retiring after that season.
The larger venue assisted with the ambition of the club and welcomed the introduction of the junior programme in 2018, providing developmental sessions to children ages 12-16. It is first year, Bromley saw over 100 new members though its doors! A year on and Bromley Fury found themselves back in the National League with an U18 men’s team!
Since the junior programme introduction, the club now has developmental sessions for Under-10s to Under 16s alongside U16 and U18 National League teams (2022-2023).
The club has a bright future ahead with its priority to increase basketball participation levels throughout the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas.
Since 2013, Bromley Basketball Club has been progressively changing with the introduction of the club nickname ‘Fury’. Giving the club a new edge and the start of a new era with new players and a more focussed regime. Both teams at the club were renamed; Bromley Fury 1 and Bromley Fury 2. The nickname was created at Caister Festival of Basketball 2014 where players were told to “bring the fury” during tournament games.
The club celebrated its 60th Anniversary (in June 2016), making it one of the oldest clubs in the country. The celebrations saw members from past and present come together to wish the club a happy birthday.
It was then in 2016, the club began its expansion with the addition of a third senior men’s team to provide further opportunity for those ready to play at a competitive level. The team restructured the following season to become the club’s Vets team! Knowing the club was growing, a larger capacity venue was required and the club moved to a double court facility at Harris Academy Beckenham.