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Where To Play

Where To Play

For 16 years the Eagles Community Foundation have set up junior clubs across South Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.  As the demand for junior basketball has grown over the years, the ECF have continued to provide club sites.  Each club site has a head coach and depending on the size of the club there is a range of assistant coaches and volunteer support.  All clubs are managed by the ECF Chief Operating Officer Susan Hunter ensuring that DBS checks take place and that policies and procedures are upheld.  All clubs have the opportunity to take part in the ECF Central Venue League and the ECF Rookie League giving all junior players the opportunity to play competitive basketball.  We also encourage players, parents and volunteers to become qualified in coaching and/or officiating and provide Basketball England courses throughout the year.  The clubs cater for players who haven’t played any basketball before through to those who are more experienced.  If you want to get involved in basketball contact the club(s) you are interested in from the list below or contact Taylor Rendles at the office [email protected] or 0191 245 3881

Newcastle Clubs

The Westgate Hoopstars Basketball Club

Home Venue: As Listed below

Head Coach: Dan Kovacs – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U14s – Tuesday – 5.00pm – 6.30pm Newcastle College
U16s – Tuesday – 6.30pm – 8.00pm Newcastle College
U18s – Tuesday – 6.30pm – 8.00pm Newcastle College
U12s – Wednesday – 4.30pm – 6.00pm Hadrian Primary School, Newcastle

COST: £2.50 U12s and £3.00 U14s, U16s and U18s

 

The Newcastle East Griffins Basketball Club

Home Venue: Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence, Benfield Road, Walkergate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4NU. Tel: 0191 2759009

Head Coach: Graham Heath – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U12s & U14s – Tuesday – 5.00pm – 6.30pm
U16s & U18s – Tuesday – 6.30pm – 8.00pm
U10 Boys – Thursday – 4.30pm – 5.30pm
U12 Girls – Thursday – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
U14s – Thursday – 5.00pm – 6.30pm
U16s & U18s – Thursday – 6.30pm – 8.00pm 

COST: £3.70 per session or £25.00 per month

 

Kenton Force Basketball Club

Home Venue: Kenton School, Drayton Road, NE3 3RU

Head Coach: Greg Falcus – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U12s – Monday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm 

U14s, U16s & U18s – Monday – 7.00pm – 8.00pm 

COST: £2.50 members and £3.00 non-members

 

Gosforth Goliath’s Basketball Club – Club now has a waiting list

Home Venue: As Listed Below

Head Coach: Chris Applewhite – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
Year 6 – Wednesday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm Gosforth Central Middle School
Year 8 & 9 Girls – Wednesday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm Gosforth Central Middle School
Year 8 & 9 Boys – Wednesday – 7.00pm – 8.00pm Gosforth Central Middle School

 

Walking Basketball

Home Venue: Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence, Benfield Road, Walkergate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 4NU

Head Coach: Chris Applewhite – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
Adults Only – Thursday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm 

COST: £2.00

 

Walbottle Wizards

Home Venue: Walbottle Campus, Hexham Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 9TP

Head Coach: Gavin Wright – Tel: 0191 245 3381 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
7 – 13 Years – Monday – 6.00pm – 7.30pm
14 – 18 Years – Monday – 7.30pm – 9.00pm 

COST: £3.00

 

Gateshead Clubs

Kingsmeadow Royals

Home Venue: Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School, Market Lane, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9NX

Head Coach: Gavin Wright – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U12s & U14s – Tuesday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
U8s, U10s & U12s – Thursday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm
U12s & U14s – Thursday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
 

COST: £3.00

 

Ryton Rockets Basketball Club – Term time only

Home Venue: Thorp Academy, Main Road, Ryton, Gateshead, NE40 3AH

Head Coach: Chris Applewhite – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U16s & U18s – Tuesday – 4.00pm – 5.00pm
U8s & U10s – Tuesday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm
U12s & u14s – Tuesday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm

COST: £2.50

 

Cardinal Hornets

Home Venue: Cardinal Hume School, Old Durham Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 6RZ

Head Coach: Anthony Forrester – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule

U12s – Tuesday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm
U14s – Wednesday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
U8s – Thursday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm
U10s – Thursday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm

COST: £3.00

 

Mini Eagles – Club finishes Friday 14th July 2017

Home Venue: Gateshead Leisure Centre. Alexandra Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JA

Head Coach: Calvin George – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
Primary Age – Friday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm 

COST: £3.00

 

South Tyneside Clubs

The South Tyneside Club

Home Venue: Harton Technology College, Lisle Road, South Shields, NE34 6DL

Head Coach: Calvin George – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U12s – Monday – 5.00pm – 6.30pm
U14s & U16s – Monday – 6.30pm – 8.00pm 

U18s & Seniors – Monday – 8.00pm – 10.00pm 
U10s – Thursday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm 
U12s – Thursday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm 
U14s – Thursday – 7.00pm – 8.00pm 

COST: £3.00 Juniors – £20.00 Seniors per month

 

North Tyneside Clubs

North Shields Basketball Club

Home Venue: Sports Hall, John Spence Community High School, Preston Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 9PU – Tel: 0191 200 1252

Head Coach: Mac Engligh – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U12s – Thursday – 4.30pm – 6.00pm
U14s – Monday – 5.00pm – 6.30pm
U16s – Wednesday – 5.00pm – 6.30pm
U18s – Wednesday – 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Seniors – Wednesday – 8.00pm – 10.00pm

COST: £3.00 – reduction for CVL players

 

Tyne Met Tigers

Home Venue: Tyne Met College, Coast Road Campus, Battle Hill Drive, Wallsend, NE28 9NL

Head Coach: Shaun Malone – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U12s – Tuesday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm

COST: £2.00

 

South East Northumberland

Cramlington Vikings Basketball Club

Home Venue: Cramlington Sporting Club, Cramlington High School Highburn, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 6YB

Head Coach: Anthony Sampson – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule
U12s – Wednesday – 6.00pm – 7.00pm
U14s – Wednesday – 7.00pm – 8.00pm 

U16s – Wednesday – 8.00pm – 9.00pm 
U18s – Wednesday – 9.00pm – 10.00pm 

COST: £3.00

 

 

Sunderland Clubs

Sunderland College

Home Venue: Sunderland College @ The Bede Centre

Head Coach: Dan Kovacs – Tel: 0191 245 3881 – Email: [email protected]

Training Schedule

U12s – Monday – 5.00pm – 6.00pm 

COST: £2.00