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  3. Edwards Lands In Defensive Team of the Year
  4. Report: Leicester Riders 77-76 Eagles (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals 1st Leg)
  5. Flock of Eagles Fill Final All-Star Fives
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WBBL
May 12, 2021
Gorrell Gets Into WBBL Team of the Year

The 2020-21 Molten WBBL Team of the Year, as voted by WBBL Head Coaches, stars our Eagles co-captain and point guard Alison Gorrell. The league’s leading scorer features in the Team of the Year for the third straight completed season. Gorrell paced the league by some distances in scoring at a mark of 23.6 points…

BBL
May 12, 2021
Fletcher Makes Molten BBL Team of the Year

The BBL have announced their 2020-21 Molten Team of the Year, as voted by head coaches of the league’s clubs. Making the selection is our very own Rahmon Fletcher, a former two-time league MVP, who moves into the top five all-time for team of the year appearances. In his sixth campaign with the club, Fletcher…

BBL
May 12, 2021
Edwards Lands In Defensive Team of the Year

There’s a formidable line-up for the 2020-21 Molten BBL Defensive Team of the Year, voted by BBL Head Coaches, which features our very own back-court star Cortez Edwards. Edwards does a bit of everything for us at both ends of the floor and also received six votes from BBL Head Coaches. The American guard comfortably…

BBL
May 12, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 77-76 Eagles (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals 1st Leg)

Ian MacLeod paid tribute to his never-say-die Newcastle Eagles after the BBL’s most successful franchise recovered from a 20-point deficit to keep their playoff dreams alive. Leicester Riders will be wondering how they failed to take a double-digit lead into tomorrow’s semi-final second leg following a lightning opening to a see-saw clash. But Newcastle bounced…

BBL
May 11, 2021
Flock of Eagles Fill Final All-Star Fives

As our BBL team prepare for their May Madness Play-Offs Semi-Finals tipping-off tonight and WBBL team this Sunday’s Final, the incredible performances from players across both sides have received praise by the league with places in this week’s All-Star Fives. Firstly it’s a flock of Eagles in the final weekly WBBL All-Star Five after the…

May 11, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Final 1st Leg)

Newcastle Eagles playcaller Ian MacLeod is ready to put his reputation on the line in his latest bid to outsmart British basketball’s most decorated active coach. The popular Geordie faces Leicester Riders’ Rob Paternostro twice in three days as the BBL playoff semi-finals take centre stage. And with a gripping season series tied at 3-3,…

WBBL
May 8, 2021
Report: Eagles Make The WBBL Play-Offs Final

Ali Gorrell wrote the latest chapter in Newcastle’s fairytale finish to the WBBL campaign with the titanic triple double that fired the Eagles into the 2021 playoff final. The league MVP contender added 10 assists and 11 rebounds to her game high 22 points as league champions Sevenoaks Suns were shown the door at this…

BBL
May 7, 2021
May Madness BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals Set

Following last night’s results in the quarters, the May Madness BBL 2021 Play-Offs Semi-Finals have been confirmed by the league as follows – based upon Championship finishing position seeding: Leicester Riders (1st) vs Newcastle Eagles (4th) London Lions (2nd) vs Plymouth Raiders (3rd) Tip-off times for the two legs of each semi-final at Leicester Riders’…

BBL
May 7, 2021
Report: Eagles Through To 2021 BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals

Cometh the hour or even the second cometh the man or was it men? Somehow, some way, Justin Gordon and Rahmon Fletcher came up with a last-ditch play to take the Eagles through to the BBL Play-Off semi-finals. It could not have been more dramatic nor could this Newcastle side have shown any more character…

WBBL
May 7, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Sevenoaks Suns (Play-Offs Semi-Final)

Abby Lowe insists Newcastle Eagles have reignited her passion for basketball just two years after quitting the sport she loves. The in-form guard takes on Sevenoaks Suns in tonight’s WBBL playoff semi-final following a statement game against Leicester Riders last weekend. But Lowe revealed she was done with basketball following a bittersweet experience at college…

BBL
May 6, 2021
Fletcher Wins Final Monthly Award of This Season

May Madness might be in full flow, but hitting Play-Offs means the Championship campaign has concluded and the league had one final 2020-21 season Molten BBL Player of the Month Award to dish out and the golden ball goes to our Rahmon Fletcher. The Eagles point guard scooped the award for April as he remains in…

BBL
May 6, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Sheffield Sharks (BBL Play-Offs Quarter-Finals 2nd Leg)

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s BBL Play-Off Quarter Final second leg leading the Sheffield Sharks by two points after a thrilling 79 – 77 victory on Tuesday night in the first leg at the Vertu Motors Arena. Whilst the Eagles had “home” court advantage in that victory the second leg is taking place at the…

Arena
April 20, 2021
Arena Set To Start May Madness

The Vertu Motors Arena is set to tip-off the 2021 British Basketball Play-Offs as part of an exciting new look to the final competition of the BBL and WBBL seasons. May Madness is ready to take over the best British basketball teams with all eyes on the prize of reaching the showpiece finale of the Play-Offs….

Arena
April 13, 2021
Ball Out 3×3 Tour Coming To Newcastle

The new-look Ball Out 3×3 is coming to the Vertu Motors Arena this summer in partnership with Basketball England as an exciting expansion of its iconic tour. This tour will feature eight qualifying events across the country during summer, culminating in two days of finals in London. The Newcastle date is set for Saturday 31 July with…

Arena
March 25, 2021
New Name Signage Completed

This week our new Vertu Motors name signage was completed and we are pleased to share these fab first photos of it with you!

Arena
March 19, 2021
Arena Changeover Time-Lapse Video

Check out how much our venue transforms and what goes on behind closed doors right now in this time-lapse of last week’s full arena changeover. On Wednesday morning we hosted Newcastle GP Services with 1,300 jabs being given at our NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre on court 1, which was broken-down by our Eagles Wings Team…

Arena
March 11, 2021
Vertu Motors Acquire Arena Naming Rights

Vertu Motors plc, the Gateshead-based motor retail group, has acquired the naming rights to the Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle in a five-year deal. The purpose-built community, events and sports arena, which is home to the Newcastle Eagles basketball club, the most successful British Basketball team of all time, and the award-winning Eagles Community Foundation,…

Arena
January 20, 2021
2 Courts, 6 Hours, 2320 Vaccinations

Today was a massive testament to the efforts of partners across Newcastle as a major leap in the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme was made in our city Just last week we announced that the number of vaccinations taking place in one day at the Eagles Community Arena had set the city’s one-day record 1,254 jabs…

Arena
January 13, 2021
Arena Sets Newcastle Vaccinations Record

It is still early days in the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme, but as its growth and pace increases across the country here at the Eagles Community Arena we are proud to have been the hosts of another monumental day for Newcastle’s fight against coronavirus. Today a grand total of 1,254 people received the coronavirus vaccine…

Arena
January 4, 2021
Over 1,000 Vaccinated In One Day at The ECA

On Wednesday 23 December 2020, over 1,000 people were vaccinated against coronavirus at our Eagles Community Arena. For one day part of the venue took on a new role as a Newcastle Primary Care Network community site for the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. Residents of Newcastle upon Tyne aged 80 and over were first in line…

Arena
December 5, 2020
Behind The Scenes: BBL On Sky Sports Live From The ECA

On Thursday night the first two games in the 2020-21 BBL Championship tipped-off at the Eagles Community Arena live on Sky Sports. Take a look behind the scenes as the biggest outside broadcast the arena has hosted gave viewers on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event incredible coverage of the Cheshire Phoenix beating Sheffield Sharks,…

Arena
October 3, 2020
Arena Hosts COVID-secure Ultra-Marathon

On Saturday morning our Eagles Community Arena car park played host to Ultra North, the new ultra-marathon for the North East. Participants ran, jogged or walked along a stunning route exploring some of the North East’s industrial heritage, glorious trails and wonderful woodland, starting and finishing at the ECA. And they’re off! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ Good…

Arena
August 26, 2020
Eagles To Host Pilot Game

Newcastle Eagles can confirm that the Eagles Community Arena is set to host a pilot basketball game in a return to live sport with social distancing on Friday 18 September 2020. Following much work behind the scenes over recent weeks, the Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced the test event this afternoon. The game will…

Arena
July 5, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 28 – The Build and Opening of Our Eagles Community Arena

This extended penultimate episode of the “Eagles Nest-In” series looks back at one of the biggest moments in our history – the opening of our Eagles Community Arena on Friday 11 January 2019. In Episode 28 Paul and Sam Blake join Dan to relive that historic weekend and take us on a journey back in…

BBL
May 12, 2021
Fletcher Makes Molten BBL Team of the Year

The BBL have announced their 2020-21 Molten Team of the Year, as voted by head coaches of the league’s clubs. Making the selection is our very own Rahmon Fletcher, a former two-time league MVP, who moves into the top five all-time for team of the year appearances. In his sixth campaign with the club, Fletcher…

BBL
May 12, 2021
Edwards Lands In Defensive Team of the Year

There’s a formidable line-up for the 2020-21 Molten BBL Defensive Team of the Year, voted by BBL Head Coaches, which features our very own back-court star Cortez Edwards. Edwards does a bit of everything for us at both ends of the floor and also received six votes from BBL Head Coaches. The American guard comfortably…

BBL
May 12, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 77-76 Eagles (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals 1st Leg)

Ian MacLeod paid tribute to his never-say-die Newcastle Eagles after the BBL’s most successful franchise recovered from a 20-point deficit to keep their playoff dreams alive. Leicester Riders will be wondering how they failed to take a double-digit lead into tomorrow’s semi-final second leg following a lightning opening to a see-saw clash. But Newcastle bounced…

BBL
May 11, 2021
Flock of Eagles Fill Final All-Star Fives

As our BBL team prepare for their May Madness Play-Offs Semi-Finals tipping-off tonight and WBBL team this Sunday’s Final, the incredible performances from players across both sides have received praise by the league with places in this week’s All-Star Fives. Firstly it’s a flock of Eagles in the final weekly WBBL All-Star Five after the…

BBL
May 7, 2021
May Madness BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals Set

Following last night’s results in the quarters, the May Madness BBL 2021 Play-Offs Semi-Finals have been confirmed by the league as follows – based upon Championship finishing position seeding: Leicester Riders (1st) vs Newcastle Eagles (4th) London Lions (2nd) vs Plymouth Raiders (3rd) Tip-off times for the two legs of each semi-final at Leicester Riders’…

BBL
May 7, 2021
Report: Eagles Through To 2021 BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals

Cometh the hour or even the second cometh the man or was it men? Somehow, some way, Justin Gordon and Rahmon Fletcher came up with a last-ditch play to take the Eagles through to the BBL Play-Off semi-finals. It could not have been more dramatic nor could this Newcastle side have shown any more character…

BBL
May 6, 2021
Fletcher Wins Final Monthly Award of This Season

May Madness might be in full flow, but hitting Play-Offs means the Championship campaign has concluded and the league had one final 2020-21 season Molten BBL Player of the Month Award to dish out and the golden ball goes to our Rahmon Fletcher. The Eagles point guard scooped the award for April as he remains in…

BBL
May 6, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Sheffield Sharks (BBL Play-Offs Quarter-Finals 2nd Leg)

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s BBL Play-Off Quarter Final second leg leading the Sheffield Sharks by two points after a thrilling 79 – 77 victory on Tuesday night in the first leg at the Vertu Motors Arena. Whilst the Eagles had “home” court advantage in that victory the second leg is taking place at the…

BBL
May 5, 2021
Report: Eagles 79-77 Sheffield Sharks (BBL Play-Offs Quarter-Finals 1st Leg)

As the clock ticked down on Star Wars Day there was no better time for the Newcastle Eagles empire to strike back. The playoffs represent a new hope for a side that struggled for consistency during the final throes of a disappointing regular season. But those inconsistencies were laid bare as the archetypal game of…

BBL
May 4, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Sheffield Sharks (BBL Play-Offs Quarter-Finals 1st Leg)

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s BBL Play-Off Quarter Final first leg looking to draw inspiration from the Eagles Ladies team. The ladies produced a stunning victory over Leicester Riders at the weekend at the same stage of the WBBL Play-Offs. Men’s head coach Ian MacLeod started his preview of the Sheffield Sharks clash by paying tribute…

BBL
April 30, 2021
How To Watch May Madness

All the May Madness games will be free to watch on Sky Sports and the BBL Player. On Saturday and Sunday in the WBBL and Monday in the BBL, the Play-Offs Quarter Finals games will be shown on the Sky Sports website and apps for fans in the UK as well as on the BBL Player…

BBL
April 30, 2021
Report: Bristol Flyers 86-73 Eagles

The last regular championship of the season saw Newcastle Eagles make the long journey south to Bristol on an unfamiliar Thursday night. By the end of an entertaining game, it was the hometown Flyers that took the honours in what was effectively a dead rubber. Eagles Captain Rahmon Fletcher had said his side were going to…

Foundation
April 13, 2021
New Club Kits and Teamwear On Sale Now

We are pleased to launch an exciting league-wide range of new kits with ground-breaking lightweight reversible jerseys paired with matching shorts, shooting shirts and off-court teamwear in partnership with a new Tyneside-based kit supplier Core 37. For both Central Venue League games and team training, the reversible jerseys will remove the need for ‘bibs’ in games making match-ups…

Foundation
April 9, 2021
Our Clubs Are Back From Monday And With A New Look

Our Eagles Community Foundation clubs are back and players can book in for training sessions now ready for when lockdown restrictions will be relaxed to allow indoor basketball from Monday 12 April. Ready for the return to play for all our young players, in partnership with a new Tyneside-based kit supplier Core 37, we are pleased to…

Foundation
March 29, 2021
Introducing Our New Court Finder

Today, Monday 29 March, the lockdown restrictions have been relaxed to allow organised basketball sessions for up to 30 people to take place outdoors. To help our Eagles Community Foundation clubs and players across the North East find their nearest outdoor court we have launched our new Court Finder. This interactive map and search tool…

Foundation
February 10, 2021
Say Hello to Gateshead College’s Sport Academies

Proud Newcastle Eagles partner Gateshead College is hosting a virtual event next week for anyone interested in joining one of their eight specialist sport academies from this September. If basketball is your sport you’ll also have the chance to get expert coaching from Eagles BBL player Drew Lasker who is head coach of the Gateshead…

Foundation
October 1, 2020
2020-21 Eagles Shootathon Results

Last month we hosted our first annual ‘Eagles Shootathon’ to celebrate the start of the 2020-21 season and the return to training for our Eagles Community Foundation clubs. Thanks to 85 shooters taking part a grand total of over 22,000 points were scored in 30 minute slots across the day. Many players shot back-to-back slots…

Foundation
June 28, 2020
Support Our Foundation When Shopping on Amazon

Before you next do any shopping on Amazon by following the simple steps below our foundation will receive a small percentage of your order and any others going forwards with AmazonSmile. WHEN YOU SHOP ON AMAZON   THEY GIVE TO OUR CHARITY FOUNDATION HOW DOES IT WORK? AmazonSmile is an Amazon charity donation programme which…

Arena
June 15, 2020
Eagles Join The Fight Against COVID-19

Today the Eagles Community Arena played its part in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) as a Mobile Testing Unit (MTU). The Army-run MTU facilitated over 150 drive-thru swab tests in the arena’s car park. Volunteers for our Eagles Community Foundation also made the arena’s facilities available as a welfare base for members of the 2nd Battalion of…

Arena
May 18, 2020
Can Do Communications Support The Eagles Through Lockdown

In the middle of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown a number of our suppliers have come forward to support us through these unprecedented circumstances. One of the first to offer their help was Can Do Communications UK Ltd, who provide the phone system for our Eagles Community Arena. Paul Withycombe, director of Can Do Communications UK Ltd,…

BBL
April 24, 2020
Pass The Basketball Not The Virus

Thanks to all our Eagles supporters, players, staff and British basketball fans who came together to join us in showing our support for NHS staff and key workers with #PassTheBasketballNotTheVirus.

Arena
April 17, 2020
Treats For Our Carers

After joining in on the weekly ‘Clap For Our Carers’ last night, we sent boxes of chocolate treats from our Eagles Community Arena to some of the amazing staff at Wansbeck General Hospital this morning. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and its Hospital Volunteer Service have been huge supporters of our Eagles Community Foundation for a…

Foundation
April 14, 2020
Basketball England 2020 North East Volunteer Awards for Eagles

The coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and suspension of all activity across the UK hasn’t stopped Basketball England honouring some of our Eagles Community Foundation coaches in its annual North East Region Volunteer Awards. Nominations for the 2020 awards were gathered from the public across the region and the winners have been selected in partnership with the Regional Management Committee…

Foundation
April 6, 2020
We Are Here For All Our Eagles Family

We want to thank all our fans and supporters of our foundation for all of their support at this difficult period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and so in turn we want to do our best to support all of our Eagles family at this time. Are you feeling isolated? Has social distancing made you…

WBBL
May 12, 2021
Gorrell Gets Into WBBL Team of the Year

The 2020-21 Molten WBBL Team of the Year, as voted by WBBL Head Coaches, stars our Eagles co-captain and point guard Alison Gorrell. The league’s leading scorer features in the Team of the Year for the third straight completed season. Gorrell paced the league by some distances in scoring at a mark of 23.6 points…

BBL
May 11, 2021
Flock of Eagles Fill Final All-Star Fives

As our BBL team prepare for their May Madness Play-Offs Semi-Finals tipping-off tonight and WBBL team this Sunday’s Final, the incredible performances from players across both sides have received praise by the league with places in this week’s All-Star Fives. Firstly it’s a flock of Eagles in the final weekly WBBL All-Star Five after the…

WBBL
May 8, 2021
Report: Eagles Make The WBBL Play-Offs Final

Ali Gorrell wrote the latest chapter in Newcastle’s fairytale finish to the WBBL campaign with the titanic triple double that fired the Eagles into the 2021 playoff final. The league MVP contender added 10 assists and 11 rebounds to her game high 22 points as league champions Sevenoaks Suns were shown the door at this…

WBBL
May 7, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Sevenoaks Suns (Play-Offs Semi-Final)

Abby Lowe insists Newcastle Eagles have reignited her passion for basketball just two years after quitting the sport she loves. The in-form guard takes on Sevenoaks Suns in tonight’s WBBL playoff semi-final following a statement game against Leicester Riders last weekend. But Lowe revealed she was done with basketball following a bittersweet experience at college…

WBBL
May 4, 2021
Abby & Ali Make First May Madness All-Star Starters

As the final week of the regular WBBL Championship season game to a close and May Madness got underway with all four Play-Offs Quarter-Finals live on Sky Sports from the Vertu Motors Arena, two of our Eagles pick up All-Star Five starting places. Abby Lowe and Alison Gorrell get the well deserved recognition for their…

WBBL
May 1, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 73-79 Eagles WBBL (Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

So this is May Madness. Newcastle Eagles captain Ali Gorrell had promised to bring the chaos to the WBBL’s newly branded playoffs. And as late gatecrashers to the post-season party, Gorrell and co. proved that the impossible is possible. Never before has a number seven seed sunk a number two side in the WBBL playoffs. But step…

WBBL
May 1, 2021
Photos: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders (Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

Our Newcastle Eagles WBBL team are through to the May Madness Play-Offs Semi-Finals after a history making win over the Leicester Riders. Check out the story of the game in this selection of photos from the game at our Vertu Motors Arena.   Read the full report and see highlights on the game page.

BBL
April 30, 2021
How To Watch May Madness

All the May Madness games will be free to watch on Sky Sports and the BBL Player. On Saturday and Sunday in the WBBL and Monday in the BBL, the Play-Offs Quarter Finals games will be shown on the Sky Sports website and apps for fans in the UK as well as on the BBL Player…

WBBL
April 30, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders (Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

Ali Gorrell has promised Newcastle Eagles will bring the chaos to May Madness in a bid to cause one of the competition’s biggest upsets. Seventh-placed Newcastle host second-placed Leicester Riders on Saturday as the WBBL playoff quarter-finals take centre stage at the Vertu Motors Arena. And Gorrell is planning an uncomfortable evening for the star-studded…

BBL
April 29, 2021
BBL and WBBL Support Social Media Boycott

Together as the British Basketball League (BBL) and Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) we will be joining our sporting colleagues across football, cricket, rugby and others, including our broadcast partner Sky Sports, in the social media boycott from 3pm Friday 30 April through 11:59pm Monday 3 May. LIVE MAY MADNESS COVERAGE Updates from our Newcastle…

BBL
April 27, 2021
The BBL and WBBL May Madness Players Playlist

Ahead of the 2021 BBL and WBBL Play-Offs, the 16 teams who have qualified for May Madness including both our Eagles squads, have shared their locker room hype songs with the league’s to build The Players’ Playlist, which is now available to hear on Spotify. Expect to hear these tracks in the background on Sky…

BBL
April 27, 2021
Our 2020-21 BBL and WBBL Team Photo

One for the history books as both teams have qualified for the Play-Offs together as Eagles for the first time. Back row – left to right: Tom Lishman (WBBL sport psychologist), Luke Orwin (WBBL assistant coach), Eric Wilson (BBL team manager), Janee Bates, Rex Pflueger, Mollie Arnold, Louis Sayers, Abby Lowe, Justin Gordon, Yemisi Mefful,…

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