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WBBL
April 14, 2021
Gorrell Gets In All-Star Five

Bouncing-back from defeat in Durham last Saturday, our WBBL team fought to a crucial win over Oaklands just 24-hours later and one player’s huge performance in that game has landed her a starting place in this week’s All-Star Five. Alison Gorrell led her team to a 91-89 win over the Oaklands Wolves and makes her fourth appearance…

BBL
April 14, 2021
Lasker Locked-In For Leicester Face-Off Friday

Newcastle Eagles astonishing fourth quarter capitulation against Manchester Giants was the subject of much debate around the BBL over the weekend. Leading 75 – 60 with ten minutes to go it seemed as if Ian Macleod’s men were poised for a solid home win. But the Giants outscored Newcastle 35 – 16 in that fateful final…

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…

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…

WBBL
April 12, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 91-89 Oaklands Wolves

Maddy McVicar and Ali Gorrell combined for an eye-catching 57 points as Newcastle Eagles edged a thrilling clash against playoff rivals Oaklands Wolves. The backcourt duo enjoyed a super Sunday as Chris Bunten’s side moved four points clear of the Wolves in the race to secure a top eight finish. Gorrell fell just two assists…

WBBL
April 11, 2021
Report: Durham Palatinates 75-70 Eagles WBBL

Newcastle Eagles take on the Oaklands Wolves this afternoon looking to claw their way back into top six contention. Durham Palatinates inflicted a shock defeat on Chris Bunten’s Newcastle yesterday to take the spoils in the first of this season’s North East derbies. And the Eagles must regroup and refocus as they bid to topple…

WBBL
April 10, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Durham Palatinates

Derby day can’t come soon enough for determined Newcastle Eagles as Chris Bunten’s side goes in search of back-to-back wins against Durham and Oaklands. A week which saw results go the way of the fast-improving Tynesiders means the women in black remain on course for a top eight finish. And for the first time this…

BBL
April 10, 2021
Report: Eagles 91-95 Manchester Giants

Unpredictability is what drives the glorious spectacle that is professional sport. The fact that a rank outsider could defy the odds and win today’s Grand National persuades millions of punters to take a chance. And the possibility of an unheralded pro emerging from the pack to take the green jacket at this weekend’s US Masters will…

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…

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…

BBL
April 14, 2021
Lasker Locked-In For Leicester Face-Off Friday

Newcastle Eagles astonishing fourth quarter capitulation against Manchester Giants was the subject of much debate around the BBL over the weekend. Leading 75 – 60 with ten minutes to go it seemed as if Ian Macleod’s men were poised for a solid home win. But the Giants outscored Newcastle 35 – 16 in that fateful final…

BBL
April 10, 2021
Report: Eagles 91-95 Manchester Giants

Unpredictability is what drives the glorious spectacle that is professional sport. The fact that a rank outsider could defy the odds and win today’s Grand National persuades millions of punters to take a chance. And the possibility of an unheralded pro emerging from the pack to take the green jacket at this weekend’s US Masters will…

BBL
April 9, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Manchester Giants

Newcastle Eagles reset button certainly got turned off last Sunday down in Surrey when they fell victim to the Scorchers by 87 – 67. It ended a great run of three wins in a row which ironically followed the previous loss down at Surrey. For Eagles Captain and mercurial on-court general Rahmon Fletcher it was a…

BBL
April 6, 2021
Edwards Lands Another All-Star Five Starter Spot

We’re into the final month of the BBL Championship regular season and the Week 21 All-Star Five features yet another starting spot for our Eagles own Cortez Edwards, who is now just one appearance short of London Lions’ DeAndre Liggins in the race for most places in the league’s weekly pick of the players. Our Newcastle…

BBL
April 5, 2021
Report: Surrey Scorchers 87-67 Eagles

Another day and another humbling defeat at Surrey Scorchers. Lightning struck twice for Newcastle Eagles who were predictably unpredictable in surrendering a three-game winning streak and slumping to a ninth league loss. Newcastle never led in a one-sided clash that exposed a team still searching for consistency in the final month of the regular season. And…

BBL
April 4, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Surrey Scorchers

Newcastle Eagles are on a roll. On Friday night they completed their third successive double-digit win with a 98 – 78 defeat of Glasgow Rocks. They’ll look to take that form and confidence into Surrey this afternoon attempting to complete another double-win weekend. Once again the back court duo of Captain Rahmon Fletcher and Cortez Edwards combined…

BBL
April 3, 2021
Report: Eagles 98-78 Glasgow Rocks

Double doubles for Rahmon Fletcher and Evan Maxwell paced a third win on the bounce for the men in black as Newcastle Eagles stayed second in the BBL Championship. But a 20-point victory against basement side Glasgow Rocks didn’t tell the true story as the combative visitors pushed Ian MacLeod’s men all the way in…

BBL
April 2, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Glasgow Rocks

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s home BBL Championship clash on Sky Sports against fierce rivals Glasgow Rocks at the Vertu Motors Arena in good heart. That feeling comes from last weekend’s terrific double-header with wins over London and Cheshire. Those victories got the Eagles back on track after a few tough losses and showed that…

BBL
March 31, 2021
Back-Court Duo In All-Star Five

Eagles back-court due of Rahmon Fletcher and Cortez Edwards have bagged starting places in the league’s pick of the players for week 20 of the season. Our BBL team held on to the BBL Championship’s second spot after defeating London Lions at the Vertu Motors Arena last Friday night. Fletcher has received this weekly honour…

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.

WBBL
April 14, 2021
Gorrell Gets In All-Star Five

Bouncing-back from defeat in Durham last Saturday, our WBBL team fought to a crucial win over Oaklands just 24-hours later and one player’s huge performance in that game has landed her a starting place in this week’s All-Star Five. Alison Gorrell led her team to a 91-89 win over the Oaklands Wolves and makes her fourth appearance…

WBBL
April 12, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 91-89 Oaklands Wolves

Maddy McVicar and Ali Gorrell combined for an eye-catching 57 points as Newcastle Eagles edged a thrilling clash against playoff rivals Oaklands Wolves. The backcourt duo enjoyed a super Sunday as Chris Bunten’s side moved four points clear of the Wolves in the race to secure a top eight finish. Gorrell fell just two assists…

WBBL
April 11, 2021
Report: Durham Palatinates 75-70 Eagles WBBL

Newcastle Eagles take on the Oaklands Wolves this afternoon looking to claw their way back into top six contention. Durham Palatinates inflicted a shock defeat on Chris Bunten’s Newcastle yesterday to take the spoils in the first of this season’s North East derbies. And the Eagles must regroup and refocus as they bid to topple…

WBBL
April 10, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Durham Palatinates

Derby day can’t come soon enough for determined Newcastle Eagles as Chris Bunten’s side goes in search of back-to-back wins against Durham and Oaklands. A week which saw results go the way of the fast-improving Tynesiders means the women in black remain on course for a top eight finish. And for the first time this…

WBBL
April 7, 2021
Chukwu-Etu Checks Into Team of The Week

As they head down the stretch of the regular WBBL season with their eyes on a coveted Play-Offs place, our Eagles have been putting in huge performances both as a team and personally to pick up some crucial wins. One player who has been singled-out from week 17 of the WBBL Championship campaign is Orieoma Chukwu-Etu,…

WBBL
April 5, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 69-56 Essex Rebels

Newcastle Eagles produced a wonderful second half display yesterday at the Vertu Motors Arena to take a crucial home victory over Essex Rebels. The win gives them real momentum as they push towards the end of season and clinching a play-off place. The margin of victory was also important as the Eagles lost earlier in the…

WBBL
April 4, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Essex Rebels

Newcastle Eagles host surprise package Essex Rebels this afternoon with this season’s race for the playoffs gathering pace. Chris Bunten’s side have six games to secure their top eight place and complete one of the most unlikely comebacks in WBBL history. And Newcastle’s playcaller is targeting three wins from the next four fixtures to get…

WBBL
March 29, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 72-47 Eagles WBBL

Chris Bunten must go back to the drawing board after a second successive defeat stopped Newcastle Eagles’ brave play off push in its tracks. Title-challenging Leicester Riders exposed a roster lacking strength in depth to complete a comfortable third win on the bounce against Newcastle. But Bunten will refuse to hit the panic button on…

WBBL
March 28, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles WBBL are on the brink of losing their underdog tag as Chris Bunten’s side goes in search of another big win at Leicester Riders this afternoon. And the in-form Tynesiders can be a match for any team heading into the post-season. That’s the verdict of Newcastle rookie Jorjah Smith as the reborn Eagles…

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