Our Story

Panthers Basketball Club, formerly Portlethen Community Basketball Club was formed in 2006 by Archie and Sandra McKechnie.  The first members were pupils from Portlethen Academy who were looking for a basketball outlet after they left school.
From a starting membership of 36, 10 years later, Panthers now has over 300 members with teams competing at Senior Men & Women, U18 Men & Women, U16 Boys & Girls, U14 Boys & Girls, U12 Boys & Girls and U10 & 8 Boys & Girls. Panthers teams have had success over the years with the Senior Men’s team winning the Grampian League, Grampian Cup and Chairman’s Cup. The Senior Women’s team have also won the Grampian League and been finalists in the Chairman’s Cup.
Panthers is a Positive Coaching Sotland (PCS) approved Club which means all coaches, parents and players are aligned to the PCS vision and key principles. The support of parents, coaches, team reps, table officials, referees and volunteers has further helped to create the positive environment in which Panthers players learn and are encouraged to improve.
Panthers has a variety of training venues in South Aberdeenshire and a session to suite every age and ability. Our main training venues are Portlethen Academy, Mackie Academy, Mearns Academy and Stonehaven Leisure Centre.
L-R: Glen Honeyman, David McKechnie, Archie McKechnie, Jonny McKechnie, Mark Brodie


Panthers Basketball Club would love to hear from you! Whatever your age or experience we have a team for you. For more information about joining the Club, get in touch.

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Panthers Basketball Club will continue to grow and develop through the support of it’s volunteers. We would love to hear from you if you would like to coach, officiate or volunteer in anyway. If you are already involved with Panthers, as a player or parent, and would like to gain qualifications in coaching, table officiating or refereeing, please let us know.  Financial assistance  is available for anyone who wants to get involved.  To find out more get in touch.

Key Club Contacts


Jackie Bruce

07730 800027

Wendy Hepburn

07543 509642

Craig Campbell

Club Sponsors

Panthers Basketball Club would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support. Without you, none of this is possible.