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BBL
August 13, 2020
CJ Follows In Former Eagle’s Footsteps

CJ Gettys has announced that he will be following in a former Eagle’s footsteps by leaving the BBL to play in Japan. The move echoes that of fellow Eagles fan-favourite Joe Chapman, who signed for Japanese side Bambitious Nara in the early 2010’s after the first of his two stints on Tyneside. The 7-foot centre, who was…

BBL
August 11, 2020
Introducing Our 2020-21 BBL and WBBL Season Kit

Celebrating 25 years of Newcastle Basketball, 25 trophies won and our 25th Eagles team, we are proud to introduce our 2020-21 BBL and WBBL season kit. In 1995 top-flight British Basketball made Newcastle its home as the ‘Comets’, taking to the court in an iconic pinstripe uniform. We proudly celebrate the history of our basketball…

BBL
August 11, 2020
Eagles and GiveToLocal Join Forces

Britain’s most successful BBL franchise has partnered with innovative sport service GiveToLocal in a move set to benefit basketball across the board. Newcastle Eagles has announced grassroots sport organisation GiveToLocal is the club’s new main sponsor. And a wide-ranging partnership will see GiveToLocal actively support basketball in the North East at every level – from…

BBL
August 8, 2020
MacLeod Locks-In Lasker

After being announced as full-time head coach, Ian MacLeod has wasted no time in signing up his first player for next season’s roster. It won’t come as a huge surprise to most that the first name to be confirmed is veteran point guard Drew Lasker. The 37-year-old is very much a part of the fixture…

BBL
July 12, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 29 – 2020 BBL Trophy Final

This is the finale in more ways than one. The final episode of our “Eagles Nest-In” series looks back at the final game of the 2019-20 BBL season. Our head coach Ian MacLeod and point guard Rahmon Fletcher join Dan to talk about the Eagles’ 25th silverware win in the last top-flight British basketball tip-off…

June 28, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 27 – 2017 BBL Cup Final

Episode 27 of our Eagles Nest-In series focusses on the 2017 BBL Cup Final against the Glasgow Rocks when we won the title for a record third time in a row. To look back at the 2016-17 season Dan is joined by Rahmon Fletcher and Scott Martin, both players left the club at the end this…

BBL
June 21, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 26 – 2016 BBL Cup Final

For Episode 26 of our “Eagles Nest-In” series Dan is joined by Andy Thompson and Joe Chapman to look back at their final season as Eagles when they lifted the 2016 BBL Cup. It was the only silverware of the 2015-16 campaign and a retribution win against Leicester Riders for our loss at their hands…

BBL
June 14, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 25 – 2015 BBL Play-Offs Final

For Episode 25 of the “Eagles Nest-In” series we go back to the 2015 BBL Play-Offs Final vs London Lions – the first at The O2 Arena, London. Dan is joined by Eagles players Drew Lasker and Darius Defoe,  plus our team manager Eric Wilson, to talk over this historic third clean-sweep win for the…

BBL
June 12, 2020
New Official Game Ball for BBL and WBBL

The British Basketball League (BBL) and Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) have announced adoption of the new Molten BG4500 Basketball as the “Official BBL/WBBL Game Ball” for competitions starting with the 2020-21 season. This ball replaces their GGX model last used in top-flight men’s and women’s British basketball until the 2019-20 seasons were cancelled due…