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BBL
June 16, 2021
BBL Launches Pioneering Community Wellness Hub

The British Basketball League (BBL) has become the first national professional sports organisation in the UK to launch a wellbeing hub for its community. The pioneering platform, developed for the BBL by tech company Frog Systems, uses videos of people sharing their life experiences of issues such as depression and racism to signpost organisations and…

Foundation
June 13, 2021
Academy Trials Now Open To All Foundation Club Members

Our Newcastle Eagles Academy junior team trials are now open to all Eagles Community Foundation members aged under 14 and 16 years. The trials take place at the Vertu Motors Arena on Sunday 27 June 2021 and the cost per player is just £12.00 which is payable when you book your session on the Nest. U14 Girls 9:00…

BBL
June 9, 2021
2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards Vote

Now that we are into the summer break and before our attention turns to next season, it’s time for our 2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards vote. The vote would normally take place in person at the arena during the final few home games of the season and the awards would then be presented at…

Arena
June 9, 2021
Ritson Returns To Sell Out Crowd As We Get Set For Blockbuster Summer

One of the North East’s leading indoor venues is fighting back this summer with a world class boxing card ushering in a summer of red hot action. The state-of-the-art Vertu Motors Arena is at the forefront of the region’s indoor entertainment sector. And Saturday sees live sport return to the venue for the first time…

Foundation
June 8, 2021
Free Weekly Stroller Walks for New Mums

In partnership with the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the Eagles Community Foundation are organising three weekly stroller walks for new mums to encourage a return to fitness after pregnancy and it’s free to join in! The walks cover between 1 and 1.5 miles at a gentle pace, giving the chance to relax and chat while…

Foundation
June 7, 2021
Register Your Interest In Joining Our EABL Programme for 2021-22

We are now accepting registrations of interest in becoming part of our 2021-22 Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) programme for both boys and girls who are leaving Year 11 and looking to work towards a Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE). Our Newcastle Eagles Academy play in the premier junior basketball competition in the UK, the EABL which…

Arena
June 7, 2021
Matchroom Boxing: Ritson vs Ponce – Event Hub

It’s “Fight Week” and this is where you will find everything you need to know ahead of your arrival at the Vertu Motors Arena for this Saturday’s Matchroom Boxing. CODE OF CONDUCT Firstly, to prepare for your arrival please ensure you have read and understand the event’s COVID-19 Spectators Code of Conduct – all attendees must agree to…

Arena
June 7, 2021
Matchroom Boxing: Ritson vs Ponce – COVID-19 Spectators Code of Conduct

All attendees of the Matchroom Boxing: Ritson vs Ponce event at the Vertu Motors Arena on Saturday 12 June 2021 must agree to follow the COVID-19 Spectators Code of Conduct below that we have put in place before attending. The following is in addition to the standard Matchroom Boxing Terms and Conditions (found on your ticket) and Vertu Motors…

BBL
May 30, 2021
2021-22 BBL & WBBL Season Tickets Early Bird Offer Now On

Our “Early Bird” offer for new BBL and WBBL season tickets for 2021-22 is now on! BENEFITS TO BEING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER Purchasing a season card early is the best way to show your support for the club We are expecting to be back to full capacity next season and rest assured that, if we…

WBBL
May 29, 2021
Eagles Selected For Commonwealth Games 3×3 Training Camp Squads

The newly appointed head coaches of the Team England 3×3, Stef Collins and Julius Joseph, will host their first training camp in Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre next week ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Two 12-player training squads have been selected, featuring a mix of experienced internationals and younger players, and includes Eagles WBBL…

Foundation
May 25, 2021
Our New Junior Club Kits Are Now Shipping

From today our league-wide range of exciting new kits for the Eagles Community Foundation’s junior clubs are now shipping! A batch of the first orders for some clubs left the factory of our Tyneside-based kit supplier Core 37 on Monday and have now been posted to players from our shop at the Vertu Motors Arena. The…

Arena
May 25, 2021
SOLD OUT: Matchroom Boxing This June With Up To 1,000 Spectators

We are excited to announce that we will be the venue for a world title final eliminator for Newcastle’s very own Lewis Ritson against Jeremias Ponce on Saturday 12 June 2021. Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed to attend within the current step of Government’s COVID-19 restrictions relaxation roadmap and further details on the…

Arena
June 9, 2021
Ritson Returns To Sell Out Crowd As We Get Set For Blockbuster Summer

One of the North East’s leading indoor venues is fighting back this summer with a world class boxing card ushering in a summer of red hot action. The state-of-the-art Vertu Motors Arena is at the forefront of the region’s indoor entertainment sector. And Saturday sees live sport return to the venue for the first time…

Arena
June 7, 2021
Matchroom Boxing: Ritson vs Ponce – Event Hub

It’s “Fight Week” and this is where you will find everything you need to know ahead of your arrival at the Vertu Motors Arena for this Saturday’s Matchroom Boxing. CODE OF CONDUCT Firstly, to prepare for your arrival please ensure you have read and understand the event’s COVID-19 Spectators Code of Conduct – all attendees must agree to…

Arena
June 7, 2021
Matchroom Boxing: Ritson vs Ponce – COVID-19 Spectators Code of Conduct

All attendees of the Matchroom Boxing: Ritson vs Ponce event at the Vertu Motors Arena on Saturday 12 June 2021 must agree to follow the COVID-19 Spectators Code of Conduct below that we have put in place before attending. The following is in addition to the standard Matchroom Boxing Terms and Conditions (found on your ticket) and Vertu Motors…

Arena
May 25, 2021
SOLD OUT: Matchroom Boxing This June With Up To 1,000 Spectators

We are excited to announce that we will be the venue for a world title final eliminator for Newcastle’s very own Lewis Ritson against Jeremias Ponce on Saturday 12 June 2021. Up to 1,000 spectators will be allowed to attend within the current step of Government’s COVID-19 restrictions relaxation roadmap and further details on the…

Arena
May 24, 2021
Extra Chances To Get COVID-19 Vaccinations at the Vertu Motors Arena

Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group and Newcastle GP Services, the organisations delivering the COVID-19 vaccine programme in Newcastle, have launched a series of special vaccination clinics for anyone eligible who has yet to receive a vaccination including at our Vertu Motors Arena. The sessions will be available to any eligible resident who…

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…

BBL
June 16, 2021
BBL Launches Pioneering Community Wellness Hub

The British Basketball League (BBL) has become the first national professional sports organisation in the UK to launch a wellbeing hub for its community. The pioneering platform, developed for the BBL by tech company Frog Systems, uses videos of people sharing their life experiences of issues such as depression and racism to signpost organisations and…

BBL
June 9, 2021
2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards Vote

Now that we are into the summer break and before our attention turns to next season, it’s time for our 2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards vote. The vote would normally take place in person at the arena during the final few home games of the season and the awards would then be presented at…

BBL
May 30, 2021
2021-22 BBL & WBBL Season Tickets Early Bird Offer Now On

Our “Early Bird” offer for new BBL and WBBL season tickets for 2021-22 is now on! BENEFITS TO BEING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER Purchasing a season card early is the best way to show your support for the club We are expecting to be back to full capacity next season and rest assured that, if we…

BBL
May 17, 2021
Report: Eagles Win May Madness 2021 BBL Play-Offs

The Newcastle Eagles produced a vintage defensive display to silence the London Lions roar in a dramatic British Basketball League Play-Off final. Call them the comeback kings or the cardiac kids but one thing is for sure you can never ever write this franchise off. When Fab Flournoy left for the NBA and Canada many…

BBL
May 16, 2021
May Madness 2021 BBL Play-Offs Champions

Check out the full report with highlights and more photos.

BBL
May 16, 2021
May Madness BBL Play-Offs Final Preview with Head Coach Ian MacLeod

Ian MacLeod will demand his Newcastle hotshots revert to type as the Eagles bid to make it a trophy double against London tonight. And as British basketball turns its attention to the annual end-of-season Playoff final, the Geordie playcaller insists his roster boasts the firepower to blow away the big spending Lions. Newcastle beat London…

BBL
May 16, 2021
May Madness BBL Play-Offs Final Preview with Rahmon Fletcher

Rahmon Fletcher is ready to ride this season’s emotional rollercoaster one more time after insisting nothing is beyond comeback kings Newcastle Eagles. The two-time league MVP leads his side into tonight’s BBL Playoff final in the form of his life following last week’s semi-final win against league champions Leicester Riders. And Fletcher insists Newcastle can…

BBL
May 14, 2021
Report: Eagles Make The BBL Play-Offs Final

The sporting public of Leicester may well shake in fear when they hear the name of Newcastle called as their direct opponents. After Newcastle Eagles women’s team took down Leicester Riders in the WBBL Play-Off Quarter-Final earlier in the month, the men’s team followed suit. Squeezed in between the two hardcourt heroes’ wins was also a…

BBL
May 13, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders (BBL Play-Offs Semi-Finals 2nd Leg)

It’s win or go home time for Newcastle Eagles tonight as they head into the second leg of the BBL Play-Off semi-final against Leicester Riders trailing by a single point following Tuesday’s first leg. Tonight’s game is a one-off. Win and progress, draw or lose and the season is over. The win has to be…

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…

Foundation
June 13, 2021
Academy Trials Now Open To All Foundation Club Members

Our Newcastle Eagles Academy junior team trials are now open to all Eagles Community Foundation members aged under 14 and 16 years. The trials take place at the Vertu Motors Arena on Sunday 27 June 2021 and the cost per player is just £12.00 which is payable when you book your session on the Nest. U14 Girls 9:00…

Foundation
June 8, 2021
Free Weekly Stroller Walks for New Mums

In partnership with the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the Eagles Community Foundation are organising three weekly stroller walks for new mums to encourage a return to fitness after pregnancy and it’s free to join in! The walks cover between 1 and 1.5 miles at a gentle pace, giving the chance to relax and chat while…

Foundation
June 7, 2021
Register Your Interest In Joining Our EABL Programme for 2021-22

We are now accepting registrations of interest in becoming part of our 2021-22 Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) programme for both boys and girls who are leaving Year 11 and looking to work towards a Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE). Our Newcastle Eagles Academy play in the premier junior basketball competition in the UK, the EABL which…

Foundation
May 25, 2021
Our New Junior Club Kits Are Now Shipping

From today our league-wide range of exciting new kits for the Eagles Community Foundation’s junior clubs are now shipping! A batch of the first orders for some clubs left the factory of our Tyneside-based kit supplier Core 37 on Monday and have now been posted to players from our shop at the Vertu Motors Arena. The…

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
June 16, 2021
BBL Launches Pioneering Community Wellness Hub

The British Basketball League (BBL) has become the first national professional sports organisation in the UK to launch a wellbeing hub for its community. The pioneering platform, developed for the BBL by tech company Frog Systems, uses videos of people sharing their life experiences of issues such as depression and racism to signpost organisations and…

BBL
June 9, 2021
2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards Vote

Now that we are into the summer break and before our attention turns to next season, it’s time for our 2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards vote. The vote would normally take place in person at the arena during the final few home games of the season and the awards would then be presented at…

BBL
May 30, 2021
2021-22 BBL & WBBL Season Tickets Early Bird Offer Now On

Our “Early Bird” offer for new BBL and WBBL season tickets for 2021-22 is now on! BENEFITS TO BEING A SEASON TICKET HOLDER Purchasing a season card early is the best way to show your support for the club We are expecting to be back to full capacity next season and rest assured that, if we…

WBBL
May 29, 2021
Eagles Selected For Commonwealth Games 3×3 Training Camp Squads

The newly appointed head coaches of the Team England 3×3, Stef Collins and Julius Joseph, will host their first training camp in Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre next week ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Two 12-player training squads have been selected, featuring a mix of experienced internationals and younger players, and includes Eagles WBBL…

WBBL
May 17, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 71-93 London Lions (May Madness Play-Offs Final)

Beaten but unbowed Chris Bunten has promised Newcastle Eagles WBBL will look back on their battling post-season with pride in the days to come. But the dejected playcaller lamented the below-par defensive display that brought sport’s latest Cinderella story to a sad end in Leicester. And Bunten insisted his come-from-behind specialists could have launched one…

WBBL
May 16, 2021
May Madness WBBL Play-Offs Final Preview

Newcastle Eagles will ride the emotional high of this month’s magical May Madness and look to wrap up a sensational Cinderella story with a smile on their faces. That’s the promise from captain Ali Gorrell as the women in black look to make it a hat-trick of huge WBBL upsets in this afternoon’s Play-Offs final….

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…

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