Basketball has had a presence in Colchester for over 50 years, with a Junior National League running for the last 20.
In September 2017, a new era for basketball launched in Colchester as the club was taken over by a management committee focused on increasing participation and competition, primarily for boys, along with developing an identity for greater community engagement.
One year later, Colchester Basketball created a partnership with the University of Essex, establishing the Essex Rebels Junior Basketball Club, to offer:
- U12 community session for boys and girls
- U14 boys community session
- U16 girls community session
- U14 Junior National League team
- Two U16 Junior National League teams
- U18 Junior National League team
- U19 Basketball Academy