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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…

BBL
August 11, 2020
Eagles and GiveToLocal Join Forces

Britain’s most successful BBL franchise has partnered with innovative sport service GiveToLocal in a move set to benefit basketball across the board. Newcastle Eagles has announced grassroots sport organisation GiveToLocal is the club’s new main sponsor. And a wide-ranging partnership will see GiveToLocal actively support basketball in the North East at every level – from…

BBL
August 8, 2020
MacLeod Locks-In Lasker

After being announced as full-time head coach, Ian MacLeod has wasted no time in signing up his first player for next season’s roster. It won’t come as a huge surprise to most that the first name to be confirmed is veteran point guard Drew Lasker. The 37-year-old is very much a part of the fixture…

BBL
August 6, 2020
Blake Backs Mac

When Newcastle Eagles managing director Paul Blake appointed Fab Flournoy to the player-coach role many thought it was a huge risk. A risk that turned out to be well worth taking as he went on to become the most successful coach in British basketball history. When Flournoy moved on to the NBA and the Toronto…

August 1, 2020
Exclusive Eagles 20% Discount at USAsports.co.uk for NBA Restart

Eagle-eyed fans have been looking out for our former player-coach Fab Flournoy on their screens as his new club the Toronto Raptors return to the court this weekend in the NBA after its 140+ day pause. To celebrate this restart of the 2019-20 NBA season we have been given an Eagles fans exclusive 20% off discount on…

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…

BBL
July 19, 2020
The Coach Mac Catch-Up

As things start happening around the BBL and as our fans start wondering what might be happening here in Newcastle we through it might be worthwhile catching-up with our head coach Ian Macleod. We started by asking about lockdown and “Clan MacLeod’s” reaction to it. “As with most people, initially it was very difficult to…

July 15, 2020
Face Coverings – £8 each / 3 for £20

Official Eagles face coverings are now available from our club shop. Tripe-layered machine washable soft fabric face covering with printed designs to show your support for the Eagles. One size with adjustable ear loops.

BBL
July 12, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 29 – 2020 BBL Trophy Final

This is the finale in more ways than one. The final episode of our “Eagles Nest-In” series looks back at the final game of the 2019-20 BBL season. Our head coach Ian MacLeod and point guard Rahmon Fletcher join Dan to talk about the Eagles’ 25th silverware win in the last top-flight British basketball tip-off…

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…

Arena
February 26, 2020
Newcastle Puts The Great In Great Britain

Simon Rushworth reported on Great Britain’s previous win in Newcastle when the Luol Dong-inspired hosts snatched a dramatic OT victory against Macedonia. A decade down the line he saw the rebooted hosts celebrate another historic Tyneside triumph. Andrew Sullivan said it best in the build-up to Great Britain’s momentous victory against Germany at the Eagles…

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…

BBL
August 11, 2020
Eagles and GiveToLocal Join Forces

Britain’s most successful BBL franchise has partnered with innovative sport service GiveToLocal in a move set to benefit basketball across the board. Newcastle Eagles has announced grassroots sport organisation GiveToLocal is the club’s new main sponsor. And a wide-ranging partnership will see GiveToLocal actively support basketball in the North East at every level – from…

BBL
August 8, 2020
MacLeod Locks-In Lasker

After being announced as full-time head coach, Ian MacLeod has wasted no time in signing up his first player for next season’s roster. It won’t come as a huge surprise to most that the first name to be confirmed is veteran point guard Drew Lasker. The 37-year-old is very much a part of the fixture…

BBL
August 6, 2020
Blake Backs Mac

When Newcastle Eagles managing director Paul Blake appointed Fab Flournoy to the player-coach role many thought it was a huge risk. A risk that turned out to be well worth taking as he went on to become the most successful coach in British basketball history. When Flournoy moved on to the NBA and the Toronto…

BBL
July 19, 2020
The Coach Mac Catch-Up

As things start happening around the BBL and as our fans start wondering what might be happening here in Newcastle we through it might be worthwhile catching-up with our head coach Ian Macleod. We started by asking about lockdown and “Clan MacLeod’s” reaction to it. “As with most people, initially it was very difficult to…

BBL
July 12, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 29 – 2020 BBL Trophy Final

This is the finale in more ways than one. The final episode of our “Eagles Nest-In” series looks back at the final game of the 2019-20 BBL season. Our head coach Ian MacLeod and point guard Rahmon Fletcher join Dan to talk about the Eagles’ 25th silverware win in the last top-flight British basketball tip-off…

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
June 21, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 26 – 2016 BBL Cup Final

For Episode 26 of our “Eagles Nest-In” series Dan is joined by Andy Thompson and Joe Chapman to look back at their final season as Eagles when they lifted the 2016 BBL Cup. It was the only silverware of the 2015-16 campaign and a retribution win against Leicester Riders for our loss at their hands…

BBL
June 14, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 25 – 2015 BBL Play-Offs Final

For Episode 25 of the “Eagles Nest-In” series we go back to the 2015 BBL Play-Offs Final vs London Lions – the first at The O2 Arena, London. Dan is joined by Eagles players Drew Lasker and Darius Defoe,  plus our team manager Eric Wilson, to talk over this historic third clean-sweep win for the…

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…

Foundation
April 6, 2020
Help The Eagles By Donating To Our Foundation

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic everyone here at the Eagles has been overwhelmed by messages of support from members of our Eagles family. We would like to thank you for this through such an extremely challenging period. Many of you have asked us how you can help and so we have set-up ways you can donate to our Eagles Community…

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?

WBBL
July 1, 2020
Support Our WBBL Team Post-COVID-19

UPDATE: We are overwhelmed to have reached our target of £10,000 in just 10-days! On behalf of the whole WBBL club we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported women’s basketball in our region. If we reach our stretch target then we can cover almost all of our projected 2020-21…

WBBL
June 23, 2020
Big Support From Micro-Pub

Proud sponsors of our Women’s British Basketball team, North Shields micro-pub Enigma Tap have raised over £3,500 for The Bay Foodbank during the lockdown. The pub has remained closed for the majority of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the Govenerment enforced restrictions haven’t stopped them from raising a huge total which will help to feed families in…

BBL
June 12, 2020
New Official Game Ball for BBL and WBBL

The British Basketball League (BBL) and Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) have announced adoption of the new Molten BG4500 Basketball as the “Official BBL/WBBL Game Ball” for competitions starting with the 2020-21 season. This ball replaces their GGX model last used in top-flight men’s and women’s British basketball until the 2019-20 seasons were cancelled due…

BBL
May 19, 2020
Custom Eagles Jersey Phone Wallpaper Generator

Make your phone’s lock screen look like the back of our 2019-20 BBL and WBBL teams’ jerseys with our official Eagles wallpaper generator.

BBL
May 14, 2020
Free Tickets For The NHS with Our Blue Eagle Initiative

Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown the whole country has come together in many ways to show its support for our NHS. As well as clapping for our carers on Thursday nights, turning monuments blue and displaying rainbows from our windows, many organisations have donated treats to say thank you to these frontline workers. To show our…

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