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October 21, 2020
October Half-Term Camps

Sign-Up Now For Our October Half-Term Basketball Camps at the Eagles Community Arena Days full of drills, skills and fun activities led by Eagles Community Foundation coaches in our COVID-secure Eagles Community Arena. TIME: 09:00-15:00 JUST ADDED: UNDER 16S & UNDER 18S Wednesday 28 October 2020 Thursday 29 October 2020  HURRY! LIMITED SPACES STILL REMAINING FOR THE FOLLOWING…

WBBL
October 21, 2020
Bunten Always Had Jorjah On His Mind

Chris Bunten has added a surprise name to his Newcastle Eagles roster after landing Jorjah Smith just two-and-a-half weeks before this season’s big WBBL tip-off. On the day that the new fixture list was finally revealed, nobody expected another new face to jet into Tyneside. But it seems Bunten has been working on a deal…

WBBL
October 20, 2020
2020-21 WBBL Season Fixtures Confirmed

Newcastle Eagles WBBL team will tip-off their 2020-21 season away in the Cup group stages at Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday 7 November 2020. This will be the seventh season of the Women’s British Basketball League and the third since the Tyne and Wear women’s franchise became Eagles. Head coach Chris Bunten’s new roster of Eagles…

BBL
October 19, 2020
Eagles To Face Phoenix This Friday

We are pleased to announce that this Friday night we will face Cheshire Phoenix in our second pre-season tip-off. Our Eagles are still flying high from their victory over Sheffield Sharks last month and are looking forward to more BBL opposition. EAGLES VS PHOENIX FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2020 COVERAGE STARTS FROM 19:20 TIP-OFF 19:30 The…

WBBL
October 15, 2020
Former Black Bear Adds Bite To Newcastle

Newcastle Eagles have slotted the final piece into this season’s WBBL jigsaw by adding Maddy McVicar to a roster rich in talent. And now it’s down to playcaller Chris Bunten to solve the puzzle every head coach dreams of as he faces the toughest of selection headaches. On paper there has never been a more…

BBL
October 14, 2020
Focus For Mac’s Men

Last week the British Basketball League (BBL) confirmed they are able to get their 2020-21 season underway following assurances from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) that appropriate support will be made available. Full details of the support expected from the Government is still to be confirmed but the assurance has meant…

WBBL
October 13, 2020
Spanish Eyes Are Smiling On Stacked Eagles

Chris Bunten is confident Barcelona’s Marina Fernandez can become a breakout star in the WBBL after sealing a deal for the classy six-footer. The North Dakota State University graduate has made an instant impression on her Newcastle Eagles team-mates since jetting into Tyneside. And Bunten’s biggest problem will be slotting Fernandez into a side already…

BBL
October 9, 2020
2020-21 BBL Season Will Commence On 30 October

The British Basketball League (BBL) has confirmed the 2020-21 season will now commence on 30 October 2020 with the detailed fixture list being announced as soon as possible. Following the Government’s announcement on 22 September that fans would not be allowed back into sports venues from 1 October, the BBL has been in urgent dialogue…

BBL
October 9, 2020
Gordon Gets Settled In

It’s three weeks since the Newcastle Eagles’ behind-closed-doors friendly against Sheffield Sharks at the Eagles Community Arena which in a keenly contested game they were victorious 96-85. The game gave head coach Ian MacLeod the chance to assess his new squad under playing conditions. Also, with the game being streamed live and for free to…

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…

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…

BBL
October 19, 2020
Eagles To Face Phoenix This Friday

We are pleased to announce that this Friday night we will face Cheshire Phoenix in our second pre-season tip-off. Our Eagles are still flying high from their victory over Sheffield Sharks last month and are looking forward to more BBL opposition. EAGLES VS PHOENIX FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2020 COVERAGE STARTS FROM 19:20 TIP-OFF 19:30 The…

BBL
October 14, 2020
Focus For Mac’s Men

Last week the British Basketball League (BBL) confirmed they are able to get their 2020-21 season underway following assurances from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) that appropriate support will be made available. Full details of the support expected from the Government is still to be confirmed but the assurance has meant…

BBL
October 9, 2020
2020-21 BBL Season Will Commence On 30 October

The British Basketball League (BBL) has confirmed the 2020-21 season will now commence on 30 October 2020 with the detailed fixture list being announced as soon as possible. Following the Government’s announcement on 22 September that fans would not be allowed back into sports venues from 1 October, the BBL has been in urgent dialogue…

BBL
October 9, 2020
Gordon Gets Settled In

It’s three weeks since the Newcastle Eagles’ behind-closed-doors friendly against Sheffield Sharks at the Eagles Community Arena which in a keenly contested game they were victorious 96-85. The game gave head coach Ian MacLeod the chance to assess his new squad under playing conditions. Also, with the game being streamed live and for free to…

BBL
October 8, 2020
MacLeod’s Bench Mark

Mark Elderkin is a man on a mission as he seeks to make an instant impact with Newcastle Eagles and build on the proud legacy of his famous father. One of Ian MacLeod’s less talked about close-season signings could well be one of the most significant following the departure of long-serving assistant coach Dave Forrester….

BBL
October 6, 2020
Update From Eagles Managing Director, Paul Blake

It’s 25 years since top-flight basketball arrived in Newcastle and in that time we’ve enjoyed some incredible highlights alongside our loyal supporters. We’ve become used to winning the game’s biggest prizes in front of sold-out crowds and set the standard for basketball in the community. During that period we’ve always done our level best to…

BBL
October 1, 2020
Relive The First Basketball Game Since Lockdown

Last month top-flight British basketball teams returned to the court in a competitive tip-off for the first time since the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown paused play back in March. Newcastle Eagles hosted Sheffield Sharks at the Eagles Community Arena in a behind closed doors friendly that was meant to be the pilot for a return of spectators…

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…

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
September 25, 2020
2020-21 Academy Trials

Our 2020-21 Newcastle Eagles Academy Trials will be taking place at the Eagles Community Arena on Saturday 3 October 2020. DATE: SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER VENUE: EAGLES COMMUNITY ARENA COST: £8 PER PLAYER The team trial times are as follows: U14 Girls 10:00 – 13:00 Players are classified as being U14 if born on or after 1 September…

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…

WBBL
October 21, 2020
Bunten Always Had Jorjah On His Mind

Chris Bunten has added a surprise name to his Newcastle Eagles roster after landing Jorjah Smith just two-and-a-half weeks before this season’s big WBBL tip-off. On the day that the new fixture list was finally revealed, nobody expected another new face to jet into Tyneside. But it seems Bunten has been working on a deal…

WBBL
October 20, 2020
2020-21 WBBL Season Fixtures Confirmed

Newcastle Eagles WBBL team will tip-off their 2020-21 season away in the Cup group stages at Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday 7 November 2020. This will be the seventh season of the Women’s British Basketball League and the third since the Tyne and Wear women’s franchise became Eagles. Head coach Chris Bunten’s new roster of Eagles…

WBBL
October 15, 2020
Former Black Bear Adds Bite To Newcastle

Newcastle Eagles have slotted the final piece into this season’s WBBL jigsaw by adding Maddy McVicar to a roster rich in talent. And now it’s down to playcaller Chris Bunten to solve the puzzle every head coach dreams of as he faces the toughest of selection headaches. On paper there has never been a more…

WBBL
October 13, 2020
Spanish Eyes Are Smiling On Stacked Eagles

Chris Bunten is confident Barcelona’s Marina Fernandez can become a breakout star in the WBBL after sealing a deal for the classy six-footer. The North Dakota State University graduate has made an instant impression on her Newcastle Eagles team-mates since jetting into Tyneside. And Bunten’s biggest problem will be slotting Fernandez into a side already…

WBBL
October 7, 2020
Bunten Adds Birkett To Eagles Roster

Newcastle Eagles continue to build one of the deepest rosters in franchise history with news that another familiar face has flown into Tyneside. Last week head coach Chris Bunten went back to the future to seal the eye-catching signing of popular returnee Ali Gorrell. And the guard will be joined by Sarah Birkett after the…

BBL
October 6, 2020
Update From Eagles Managing Director, Paul Blake

It’s 25 years since top-flight basketball arrived in Newcastle and in that time we’ve enjoyed some incredible highlights alongside our loyal supporters. We’ve become used to winning the game’s biggest prizes in front of sold-out crowds and set the standard for basketball in the community. During that period we’ve always done our level best to…

WBBL
October 2, 2020
Ali Back For Unfinished Business

Proven match-winner Ali Gorrell jets into Newcastle tomorrow on a mission to make up for lost time. One of the WBBL’s top performers left Team Northumbria in 2018 following two stellar seasons on Tyneside. And Gorrell’s return to the North East as a Newcastle Eagle represents a massive coup for head coach Chris Bunten. “Never…

WBBL
September 29, 2020
Bunten Doubles Down On Homegrown Talent

Newcastle Eagles WBBL have welcomed back two of North East basketball’s most familiar faces as head coach Chris Bunten continues to deepen a developing roster. Experienced guard Ruth Thornley is back for a second season in her second spell with the franchise after kickstarting her top-flight career in 2019. And Academy product Orieoma Chukwu-Etu returns…

WBBL
September 25, 2020
Two For Two As Rookies Return

Newcastle Eagles WBBL have swooped to retain two of British basketball’s most exciting young talents. Millie Oates and Mollie Arnold both enjoyed court time off the bench in a black and white vest last season in their rookie campaign for the Eagles. And head coach Chris Bunten will expect big things from both players just…

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