The BBL Foundation National Proj3ct 3 on 3 came to an end with the National Finals taking place prior to the BBL Trophy Finals in Glasgow on the weekend. Unfortunately the Newcastle Eagles were not on hand having been knocked out of the trophy during the quarter final stage.

So it was up to the young guns to represent the Eagles and bring back a trophy. The Eagles ran their tournament prior to a game on the 15th February at Under 20 Men, Under 20 Women and Under 18 Men. The Eagles were represented by Under 20 Northstars, Under 20 Women Eagles School of Excellence and at Under 18 Men Tynemet Blue who had the Newcastle Eagles own Eddie Matthew on the team.

After travelling to Glasgow on the 8th March the teams got into action early at the Emirates Arena. The Under 20 Women did exceptionally well especially as Bethany Rumble and Sophie Ridley are both on the Eagles School of Excellence Under 16 team. They were joined by Amy Ridley from the under 18 team. Playing against much older players the team just missed out on reaching the finals which went down to points difference.

The Under 20’s went 2 wins and 2 losses just missing out on the finals. The decider was when they went down 6 – 8 to Leicester B’s who earned the final sport in the finals.

It was down to the Under 18’s to stop Leicester from lifting all of the trophies on the day. After going undefeated in their group games the team ran out 21 – 11 winners in the final to ensure the team representing the Eagles brought a trophy back to the Northeast.

Under 20 Men

20 – 27 Leicester

21 – 13 Worcester

6 – 8 Leicester B

22 – 10 Cheshire

Jordan Pugh

George Bentley

Jordan Welsh

Steven Boch

Under 20 Women

12-22 Worcester

18-10 Cheshire

32-0 Surrey

15-14 Leicester

Bethany Rumble

Amy Ridley

Sophie Ridley

Under 18 Men

46-10 Surrey

35-11 Leicester

26-20 Worcester

32-2 Cheshire

Eddie Matthew

Andrew Green

Zak Whelan

Alan Slassor

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