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Foundation
June 18, 2022
Merrifield Reps Eagles On National Stage

George Merrifield flies the flag for the Eagles Academy this weekend after the hot prospect won his place at the inaugural Aspire All-Star National Tournament. The cream of the country’s Under 13 and Under 15 hoops talent descends on Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre for two days of red hot action. And Merrifield has been…

Arena
May 18, 2022
Ball Out 3×3 Returns This July

Ball Out 3×3 and Basketball England are collaborating again to bring their National Tour of events back to our Vertu Motors Arena. On Saturday 16 July we will host ‘Ball Out 3×3 in partnership with Basketball England’ as one of the six qualifying events across the country in June and July which culminate in two days of…

Foundation
April 4, 2022
Super Season For Eagles Pair

Two of the rising stars of the Newcastle Eagles Academy are shooting for glory after bagging spots at prestigious national basketball camps. Luke Tucker and George Merrifield have enjoyed outstanding campaigns as key members of Chloe Gaynor’s fast-improving Under 14 boys roster. And the pair have been selected to represent the North’s Super Region as…

Foundation
August 26, 2021
Academy Eagle Soars To Next Stage 

Emmanuel Hezekiel from the Newcastle Eagles Academy has been chosen to move to the next stage of Basketball England’s national team selections, looking at stars of the future through an Under-16s showcase. Hezekiel has been an Academy player from the U14 age group where he competed in the Junior NBL Premier North Division. Coming through…

WBBL
May 29, 2021
Eagles Selected For Commonwealth Games 3×3 Training Camp Squads

The newly appointed head coaches of the Team England 3×3, Stef Collins and Julius Joseph, will host their first training camp in Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre next week ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Two 12-player training squads have been selected, featuring a mix of experienced internationals and younger players, and includes Eagles WBBL…

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
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…

BBL
November 19, 2020
British Basketball To Receive Rescue Package

The Government has announced a rescue package of up to £4m for British basketball to address the impact of the absence of spectators because of COVID-19. Around £3m of it will go to the British Basketball League (BBL) and Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL), who have been hardest hit by the loss of its crowds at games,…

BBL
September 17, 2020
Pilot Game Goes Behind Closed Doors

Newcastle Eagles have been forced to admit defeat in the battle to play basketball in front of fans this weekend. Tomorrow’s scheduled ‘indoor sport pilot’ against Sheffield Sharks will now take place behind closed doors. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have now instructed the club that the planned test event cannot go ahead…