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WBBL
September 22, 2020
Bunten’s Best of British

Chris Bunten has reinforced his commitment to emerging British talent after snapping up two of the country’s top young prospects. Abby Lowe and Molly Taylor have signed for Newcastle Eagles WBBL after successful stints at college in the US. And Bunten – who has previously worked with both players at GB Under 20 level –…

BBL
September 20, 2020
Eagles Land First Win As Basketball Bounces Back

“Cautious optimism.” That was the phrase Newcastle Eagles head coach Ian MacLeod used to sum up his new side’s fine pre-season 96-85 win at the Eagles Community Arena on Friday night against fierce rivals Sheffield Sharks. “Cohesion,” was the other oft dropped word as he summed up the performance the morning after. With the COVID…

BBL
September 18, 2020
Pre-Season Report: Eagles 96 – 85 Sheffield Sharks

Basketball. But not as we know it. The last time Newcastle Eagles stepped out on court it was against the backdrop of a thrilling BBL Trophy final in Glasgow. A raucous crowd, raw emotion and the razzamatazz of a game founded on pure entertainment combined to create a special atmosphere prior to lockdown. Fast forward…

BBL
September 18, 2020
Eagles Ready To Return To Action

Head coach Ian MacLeod is relishing tonight’s long-awaited return to action as Newcastle Eagles seek to point the way for BBL basketball across the UK. A pre-season clash against fierce rivals Sheffield Sharks was due to take place in front of 800 fans prior to fresh lockdown measures announced yesterday. But the match will now…

BBL
September 17, 2020
Watch Eagles vs Sharks Pre-Season Live

EAGLES VS SHARKS PRE-SEASON FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2020 TIP-OFF 7:30PM COVERAGE FROM 7:20PM Watch this behind closed doors pre-season clash live from the Eagles Community Arena as we welcome the Sheffield Sharks for the hotly anticipated return to action for British Basketball. JUST £4.99! SEASON TICKET HOLDERS: 2019-20 and 2020-21 Newcastle Eagles BBL Season Ticket…

BBL
September 17, 2020
Pilot Game Goes Behind Closed Doors

Newcastle Eagles have been forced to admit defeat in the battle to play basketball in front of fans this weekend. Tomorrow’s scheduled ‘indoor sport pilot’ against Sheffield Sharks will now take place behind closed doors. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have now instructed the club that the planned test event cannot go ahead…

BBL
September 15, 2020
Time Out Called On Test Event Tickets

Newcastle Eagles have paused the purchasing of tickets for this Friday’s basketball pilot game following a rise in coronavirus cases across the North East. In a statement to Cabinet yesterday the Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes said: “The city’s alert level has been raised to amber and we are considering the need to raise it higher…

BBL
September 13, 2020
Pilot Game Priority Access Now Open

Newcastle Eagles season ticket holders can now secure their seats in a new socially distanced seat map for Friday’s planned Pre-Season BBL Pilot Game. Season ticket holders have exclusive priority access to book seats free of charge for a 24-hour window, prior to tickets going on general sale from Monday night at 7:30pm, subject to…

BBL
September 13, 2020
Eagles Land Maxwell At Centre

Newcastle Eagles have landed the centre they were chasing to complete their 2020-21 roster. Evan Maxwell is the man and at 6’10” he certainly fits the bill, adding to an exciting Eagles line-up for the forthcoming season. This will be Evan’s second professional season after he played for Nova Ves in Slovakia’s top division last…

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…

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,…

Arena
April 28, 2020
Eagles Help Assemble Lockdown Activity Packs

Over the last few days our Eagles Community Arena was utilised by the Active Partnership for Northumberland and Tyne & Wear to prepare 2,500 activity packs ready to help families across the region stay active. Funded by Sport England and The National Lottery, the Government’s Stay In Work Out campaign has set out to find…

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…

Arena
March 26, 2020
Eagles Donate To The Foodbank

Following the Government’s order to close, this week we donated all the perishable items (and some chocolate treats!) from our Eagles Community Arena to the Newcastle West End Foodbank. This food and milk would have otherwise gone to waste during this period of time when we must all stay at home. We are all in…

Arena
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Guidance

The Newcastle Eagles, Eagles Community Foundation and Eagles Community Arena have been keeping up to date with latest government advice regarding coronavirus. Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of all our fans, participants, guests, visitors and staff. Club, foundation and arena activities will continue to run as normal, and we will keep participants…

Arena
March 4, 2020
Kobe Cup Raises £1,000 For Charity

In the middle of a busy week of games at the Eagles Community Arena with GB vs Germany on Monday and two BBL games at the weekend, Newcastle Eagles sponsors 313 Wealth Management and their Next Generation Business & Networking group organised a charity basketball tournament at the ECA. Next Generation Networking meet weekly on Thursdays…

BBL
September 20, 2020
Eagles Land First Win As Basketball Bounces Back

“Cautious optimism.” That was the phrase Newcastle Eagles head coach Ian MacLeod used to sum up his new side’s fine pre-season 96-85 win at the Eagles Community Arena on Friday night against fierce rivals Sheffield Sharks. “Cohesion,” was the other oft dropped word as he summed up the performance the morning after. With the COVID…

BBL
September 18, 2020
Pre-Season Report: Eagles 96 – 85 Sheffield Sharks

Basketball. But not as we know it. The last time Newcastle Eagles stepped out on court it was against the backdrop of a thrilling BBL Trophy final in Glasgow. A raucous crowd, raw emotion and the razzamatazz of a game founded on pure entertainment combined to create a special atmosphere prior to lockdown. Fast forward…

BBL
September 18, 2020
Eagles Ready To Return To Action

Head coach Ian MacLeod is relishing tonight’s long-awaited return to action as Newcastle Eagles seek to point the way for BBL basketball across the UK. A pre-season clash against fierce rivals Sheffield Sharks was due to take place in front of 800 fans prior to fresh lockdown measures announced yesterday. But the match will now…

BBL
September 17, 2020
Watch Eagles vs Sharks Pre-Season Live

EAGLES VS SHARKS PRE-SEASON FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2020 TIP-OFF 7:30PM COVERAGE FROM 7:20PM Watch this behind closed doors pre-season clash live from the Eagles Community Arena as we welcome the Sheffield Sharks for the hotly anticipated return to action for British Basketball. JUST £4.99! SEASON TICKET HOLDERS: 2019-20 and 2020-21 Newcastle Eagles BBL Season Ticket…

BBL
September 17, 2020
Pilot Game Goes Behind Closed Doors

Newcastle Eagles have been forced to admit defeat in the battle to play basketball in front of fans this weekend. Tomorrow’s scheduled ‘indoor sport pilot’ against Sheffield Sharks will now take place behind closed doors. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have now instructed the club that the planned test event cannot go ahead…

BBL
September 15, 2020
Time Out Called On Test Event Tickets

Newcastle Eagles have paused the purchasing of tickets for this Friday’s basketball pilot game following a rise in coronavirus cases across the North East. In a statement to Cabinet yesterday the Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes said: “The city’s alert level has been raised to amber and we are considering the need to raise it higher…

BBL
September 13, 2020
Pilot Game Priority Access Now Open

Newcastle Eagles season ticket holders can now secure their seats in a new socially distanced seat map for Friday’s planned Pre-Season BBL Pilot Game. Season ticket holders have exclusive priority access to book seats free of charge for a 24-hour window, prior to tickets going on general sale from Monday night at 7:30pm, subject to…

BBL
September 13, 2020
Eagles Land Maxwell At Centre

Newcastle Eagles have landed the centre they were chasing to complete their 2020-21 roster. Evan Maxwell is the man and at 6’10” he certainly fits the bill, adding to an exciting Eagles line-up for the forthcoming season. This will be Evan’s second professional season after he played for Nova Ves in Slovakia’s top division last…

BBL
September 9, 2020
Eddie The Eagle Swoops In For Season Six

Newcastle Eagles are delighted to announce the return of sharp-shooting guard Eddie Matthew for his sixth season at the club and the former Eagles junior’s ninth BBL season overall. Continuing to show improvement year-on-year, in the last campaign the 24-years-old was having his best ever run, averaging just over 20 minutes a game and 10.3…

BBL
September 5, 2020
Legal Eagle Steps Down

Newcastle Eagles MD Paul Blake has thanked Dave Forrester for a decade of ‘incredible’ service after the club’s assistant coach revealed he was stepping down from BBL duties. The popular solicitor became a familiar face on courts across the UK as former head coach Fabulous Flournoy’s most trusted lieutenant and right-hand man. And Forrester and…

Foundation
July 8, 2020
New Online Courses for Officials and Statisticians

As our foundation’s planning for the 2020-21 Eagles Central Venue League (CVL) continues we will be looking for more officials to help with an even larger schedule of games we hope to pack into every weekend at the Eagles Community Arena. To this end we are pleased to share with fans and our CVL players’…

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
September 22, 2020
Bunten’s Best of British

Chris Bunten has reinforced his commitment to emerging British talent after snapping up two of the country’s top young prospects. Abby Lowe and Molly Taylor have signed for Newcastle Eagles WBBL after successful stints at college in the US. And Bunten – who has previously worked with both players at GB Under 20 level –…

WBBL
September 11, 2020
Euro Stars Return To Light Up Eagles

Two of European basketball’s top performers are returning to Tyneside as Newcastle Eagles WBBL seek to build on last season’s breakthrough campaign. Chris Bunten’s side emerged as title contenders with the strongest Championship showing in the club’s history prior to lockdown. And nobody was more frustrated at the premature end to a positive season than…

WBBL
September 4, 2020
Bland Back For WBBL Push

One of the best kept secrets in British basketball is finally out after crowd favourite Rachael Bland revealed she will return to Newcastle Eagles WBBL. The versatile guard was spotted sporting the club’s new away vest at last month’s partnership launch with grassroots sport service GiveToLocal. And Bland has now committed her future to Chris…

WBBL
September 2, 2020
Bunten Back To Helm Newcastle Eagles WBBL

Chris Bunten has admitted he feared for the future of top-flight women’s basketball in the UK after the sport closed its doors in response to COVID-19. But the newly reappointed Newcastle Eagles WBBL head coach can’t wait to play his part in this autumn’s hotly anticipated return to action. And Bunten is working towards a…

WBBL
August 20, 2020
Fans Walk To Raise Over £1,800 For Eagles

In a show of exactly what Newcastle Eagles means to their loyal faithful fans and the North East community at large, three very committed supporters completed magnificent sponsored walks last Saturday to help the club out in these difficult times. Well known supporter and game-night box office volunteer Jason Palmer and young fans Eva and…

BBL
August 11, 2020
Introducing Our 2020-21 BBL and WBBL Season Kit

Celebrating 25 years of Newcastle Basketball, 25 trophies won and our 25th Eagles team, we are proud to introduce our 2020-21 BBL and WBBL season kit. In 1995 top-flight British Basketball made Newcastle its home as the ‘Comets’, taking to the court in an iconic pinstripe uniform. We proudly celebrate the history of our basketball…

WBBL
July 28, 2020
Foodbank Flying with the Eagles

With their respective bases less than a mile apart and both heralded as exemplary community-based organisations, synergy between Newcastle Eagles and the Newcastle West End Foodbank is guaranteed. Both will now be supporting each other further, with the Newcastle Eagles WBBL team set to display the logo of the biggest foodbank in the UK on…

WBBL
July 10, 2020
£10,000 For Our WBBL Team In 10-Days!

On the same night we shared a video of three players from this region talking about women’s basketball and how much your support would empower us to grow the sport, we are overwhelmed to have reached our target of £10,000 on what is the 10th day of our Crowdfunder project. On behalf of the whole…

WBBL
July 10, 2020
Talking WBBL and How Your Support Will Help

In a very special lockdown interview Dan is talking women’s basketball with three of our Eagles WBBL players and hearing how your support can grow the sport… Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far we are closing in on our £10,000 target! Can you get us to our goal?

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