Aptly being announced on the eve of International Women’s Day, we are proud to share that three women from across the Eagles have been honoured in Basketball England’s annual Regional Awards.

Women’s British Basketball League star Chloe Gaynor leads a flock of Eagles whose names were announced on social media last night as the winners of a series of awards in recognition of their contribution to our sport in the region.

The Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles player was named North East All Girls Inspiring Female of the Year for 2023.


A role model on and off the court, Gaynor continues to inspire young people across the region as a player, coach and project lead for the club’s Science of Basketball STEM-based outreach programme.

Later this month all eyes will be on Chloe and her Eagles teammates as they set out to pack the Vertu Motors Arena’s stands for The Big One 2024, a special fixture that in previous years has seen record crowds show their support for the women’s game and our franchise, with tickets available now from the box office.

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Congratulations also go to Jessie Dormenyo on being awarded Young Official of the Year.


Dormenyo is well-known across the Eagles Community Foundation’s vast participation and performance programmes as a current Academy player and Central Venue League referee had the call-up to officiate at Junior National Basketball League games.

Behind the camera around the Vertu Motors Arena and across the country bringing our men’s and women’s team’s big game action to small screens in our region, one of our club photographers and videographers Abbie Orwin is recognised as Media/Photographer of the Year.

Well done to Chloe, Jessie and Abbie.