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WBBL
August 5, 2021
High-Energy Horton Flies In For Eagles

High-energy and a positive outlook will pace Newcastle Eagles WBBL next season as the 2021 playoff finalists look to convert potential into silverware. That’s the verdict of new signing Ebony Horton after the GB Under 23 3×3 star swapped Manchester for Tyneside. The former Mystics guard has been testing her mettle against USA, Netherlands, Israel…

BBL
August 3, 2021
2021-22 BBL Fixtures and Format Confirmed

The countdown to the next British Basketball League (BBL) season has official begun as the league have today confirmed the 2021-22 fixtures. Our Eagles look to pick-up where they left off with a double-winning campaign, which saw them lift both the BBL Cup and Play-Offs trophies. After a delayed start last year, the 2021-22 season…

WBBL
August 3, 2021
Fernandez Flying Back

Marina Fernandez hopes Spanish eyes will be smiling on a long-awaited WBBL return as the Barcelona-based forward prepares to put her injury nightmare to bed. The talented six-footer snapped her Achilles tendon with seconds of her Newcastle Eagles WBBL debut remaining last autumn. And after just one appearance in a black and white vest a…

Arena
August 2, 2021
All-Star Comedy Weekender Comes To Vertu Motors Arena

 THE ALL-STAR LINEUP INCLUDES SOME OF BRITAIN’S FUNNIEST COMEDIANS THIS OCTOBER AT THE VERTU MOTORS ARENA! Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy, The Chase star Paul Sinha and Mock The Week’s Andy Parsons are all set to perform. An all-star comedy festival is coming to Newcastle’ this Autumn, bringing together some of the county’s…

BBL
August 1, 2021
Sayers Shooting In For Second Season

After an excellent season where he contributed fully to Newcastle Eagles’ silverware double, the club are delighted to return British small forward Louis Sayers to the Vertu Motors Arena as their third signing for the 2021-22 BBL campaign. Last term he contributed 7.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists a game, mostly coming from the…

WBBL
July 29, 2021
McVicar’s Faith In WBBL

Maddy McVicar is predicting another breakout year for women’s basketball across the UK after confirming her return to the Vertu Motors Arena. And the US guard hopes Newcastle Eagles WBBL will ‘get lucky’ this season on the back of a campaign beset by injuries and player exits. The all-action playmaker struck up an unstoppable backcourt…

BBL
July 25, 2021
Great Scott Becomes An Eagle

Ex-Plymouth Raider and London City Royal Matt Scott returns to the BBL as Newcastle Eagles confirm their second new signing and head coach Ian MacLeod’s 2021-22 roster begins to take shape. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Scott lit the BBL up in his short UK stint in 2019-20. At London City Royals he averaged 20.3…

Foundation
July 23, 2021
FREE Basketball and Multi-Sport Camps To Make This Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever

In partnership with Newcastle City Council and StreetGames our Eagles Community Foundation are pleased to announce the return of our FREE basketball and multi-sport camps as part of Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever for 2021. Camps take place at the Vertu Motors Arena every Friday from 30 July to 3 September from 9am to 1pm and include a…

WBBL
July 22, 2021
Lowe And Behold…Abby’s Back!

Abby Lowe is chasing more Eagles highs after committing her immediate future to Newcastle’s exciting WBBL roster. Head coach Chris Bunten has been quick to return one of the hottest properties in British basketball as he builds a team capable of finishing in the top four. And Lowe, who saw her reputation soar during a…

Arena
July 18, 2021
Staying On The Safe Side

As restrictions on social distancing change from Monday 19 July 2021, we are asking players, who are over 12 years old and not exempt, to continue to wear face coverings around communal areas of the Vertu Motors Arena. Since the return of our young players, visitors and staff to the arena we have ensured that…

BBL
July 18, 2021
Johnson Jumps To Tyneside

Newcastle Eagles have landed their first signing of the season and it’s an exciting one to tip things off. A new Eagle, but not a new face to the BBL or Vertu Motors Arena. Corey Johnson makes the jump to Tyneside after two successful seasons at league champions Leicester Riders. The 6’5” shooting guard is…

WBBL
July 16, 2021
Bunten Channels Underdog Spirit

Chris Bunten is confident a potent mix of underdog spirit and greater strength in depth can propel Newcastle Eagles WBBL into top four contention next season. The experienced playcaller managed to fashion a playoff final team against all the odds at the conclusion of a colourful 2020/21 campaign. But a typically forthright Bunten admits mistakes…

Arena
August 2, 2021
All-Star Comedy Weekender Comes To Vertu Motors Arena

 THE ALL-STAR LINEUP INCLUDES SOME OF BRITAIN’S FUNNIEST COMEDIANS THIS OCTOBER AT THE VERTU MOTORS ARENA! Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy, The Chase star Paul Sinha and Mock The Week’s Andy Parsons are all set to perform. An all-star comedy festival is coming to Newcastle’ this Autumn, bringing together some of the county’s…

Arena
July 18, 2021
Staying On The Safe Side

As restrictions on social distancing change from Monday 19 July 2021, we are asking players, who are over 12 years old and not exempt, to continue to wear face coverings around communal areas of the Vertu Motors Arena. Since the return of our young players, visitors and staff to the arena we have ensured that…

Arena
June 23, 2021
Vertu Motors Arena Drives New Business Knockout As Versatile Newcastle Venue Impresses

Organisers of a knockout night of boxing in the North East have pledged to further boost the local economy by bringing more big time bouts to the region. Matchroom Boxing, the world’s leading boxing promoter, chose Newcastle’s Vertu Motors Arena to host hometown favourite Lewis Ritson’s world title eliminator. And although the Geordie favourite went…

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…

BBL
August 3, 2021
2021-22 BBL Fixtures and Format Confirmed

The countdown to the next British Basketball League (BBL) season has official begun as the league have today confirmed the 2021-22 fixtures. Our Eagles look to pick-up where they left off with a double-winning campaign, which saw them lift both the BBL Cup and Play-Offs trophies. After a delayed start last year, the 2021-22 season…

BBL
August 1, 2021
Sayers Shooting In For Second Season

After an excellent season where he contributed fully to Newcastle Eagles’ silverware double, the club are delighted to return British small forward Louis Sayers to the Vertu Motors Arena as their third signing for the 2021-22 BBL campaign. Last term he contributed 7.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists a game, mostly coming from the…

BBL
July 25, 2021
Great Scott Becomes An Eagle

Ex-Plymouth Raider and London City Royal Matt Scott returns to the BBL as Newcastle Eagles confirm their second new signing and head coach Ian MacLeod’s 2021-22 roster begins to take shape. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Scott lit the BBL up in his short UK stint in 2019-20. At London City Royals he averaged 20.3…

BBL
July 18, 2021
Johnson Jumps To Tyneside

Newcastle Eagles have landed their first signing of the season and it’s an exciting one to tip things off. A new Eagle, but not a new face to the BBL or Vertu Motors Arena. Corey Johnson makes the jump to Tyneside after two successful seasons at league champions Leicester Riders. The 6’5” shooting guard is…

BBL
July 14, 2021
Mac Readies New Roster

Newcastle Eagles head coach Ian MacLeod is confident of unleashing another all-action roster on the BBL on the back of last season’s thrilling double-winning campaign. And the upbeat playcaller revealed his summer recruitment drive is in full swing ahead of a return to action in September. This week’s news that centre Evan Maxwell has inked…

BBL
July 1, 2021
BBL Launch Esports League

The British Basketball League (BBL) have announced a new multi-year partnership with Innovation Esports to develop, launch and deliver an inaugural BBL Gaming and Esports programme. Andy Webb, COO of the BBL said “We are excited to launch the BBL Gaming and Esports Programme to extend how we can build a bond with our fans….

BBL
June 27, 2021
2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards

Now that we are into the summer break and before our attention turns to next season, we can now reveal the results of our supporters voted 2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards. The vote would normally take place in person at the arena during the final few home games of the season and the awards…

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
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…

Foundation
July 23, 2021
FREE Basketball and Multi-Sport Camps To Make This Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever

In partnership with Newcastle City Council and StreetGames our Eagles Community Foundation are pleased to announce the return of our FREE basketball and multi-sport camps as part of Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever for 2021. Camps take place at the Vertu Motors Arena every Friday from 30 July to 3 September from 9am to 1pm and include a…

Foundation
July 2, 2021
Book Our Summer Camps Now

Our 2021 Summer Camps are available to book now for players across all age groups and for all ranges of ability from late July and through August. This summer we have a range of different types of camps available with days focused on skills and drills to develop players, competitions and tournaments. Each booking is…

Foundation
June 28, 2021
Walking Basketball Is Back

Walking Basketball session at our Vertu Motors Arena are back on Thursdays 11:00-12:00. Sessions are aimed at those aged 40+ with all levels of ability welcome for these fun and friendly hours led by an Eagles Community Foundation coach. To find out more contact our Active Ageing Officer Neil Curry by emailing [email protected] or calling 0191 2453881.

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 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…

WBBL
August 5, 2021
High-Energy Horton Flies In For Eagles

High-energy and a positive outlook will pace Newcastle Eagles WBBL next season as the 2021 playoff finalists look to convert potential into silverware. That’s the verdict of new signing Ebony Horton after the GB Under 23 3×3 star swapped Manchester for Tyneside. The former Mystics guard has been testing her mettle against USA, Netherlands, Israel…

WBBL
August 3, 2021
Fernandez Flying Back

Marina Fernandez hopes Spanish eyes will be smiling on a long-awaited WBBL return as the Barcelona-based forward prepares to put her injury nightmare to bed. The talented six-footer snapped her Achilles tendon with seconds of her Newcastle Eagles WBBL debut remaining last autumn. And after just one appearance in a black and white vest a…

WBBL
July 29, 2021
McVicar’s Faith In WBBL

Maddy McVicar is predicting another breakout year for women’s basketball across the UK after confirming her return to the Vertu Motors Arena. And the US guard hopes Newcastle Eagles WBBL will ‘get lucky’ this season on the back of a campaign beset by injuries and player exits. The all-action playmaker struck up an unstoppable backcourt…

WBBL
July 22, 2021
Lowe And Behold…Abby’s Back!

Abby Lowe is chasing more Eagles highs after committing her immediate future to Newcastle’s exciting WBBL roster. Head coach Chris Bunten has been quick to return one of the hottest properties in British basketball as he builds a team capable of finishing in the top four. And Lowe, who saw her reputation soar during a…

WBBL
July 16, 2021
Bunten Channels Underdog Spirit

Chris Bunten is confident a potent mix of underdog spirit and greater strength in depth can propel Newcastle Eagles WBBL into top four contention next season. The experienced playcaller managed to fashion a playoff final team against all the odds at the conclusion of a colourful 2020/21 campaign. But a typically forthright Bunten admits mistakes…

WBBL
July 13, 2021
2021-22 WBBL Fixtures and Format Confirmed

The Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) has today confirmed the fixtures for its eighth season and the fourth for our Newcastle Eagles franchise. On the back of their spectacular history-making 2021 Play-Offs Final finish, our Eagles head into the forthcoming season flying-high and with fans eager to return to the Vertu Motors Arena for the team’s new…

WBBL
June 28, 2021
Eagles In GB 3×3 Nations League

This week two well-known faces of the Eagles are in FIBA 3×3 U23 Nations League action as WBBL player Abby Lowe and Eagles Academy graduate, now with Princeton Tigers, Tosan Evbuomwan are competing for Great Britain in Israel. Lowe, who wears number 4 for GB, was recently awarded the title of Most Improved Player in the club’s…

BBL
June 27, 2021
2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards

Now that we are into the summer break and before our attention turns to next season, we can now reveal the results of our supporters voted 2020-21 BBL and WBBL Player Awards. The vote would normally take place in person at the arena during the final few home games of the season and the awards…

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
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…

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