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WBBL
February 25, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Manchester Mystics (WBBL Trophy Quarter-Final)

Newcastle have their eyes on the prize tonight as the WBBL Trophy opens up a much-needed route to redemption for the embattled Eagles. Chris Bunten’s side has lost nine of the last 10 games in all competitions and endured back-to-back defeats last weekend. But the visit of Manchester Mystics in the Trophy quarter-finals offers a…

WBBL
February 20, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Caledonia Pride

Chris Bunten concedes his embattled WBBL roster must face up to the painful reality that a campaign full of promise has failed to materialise. The Newcastle Eagles playcaller accepts his pre-season dreams have been dashed and admits that — results-wise — his wafter thin roster has hit rock bottom. But Bunten is refusing to throw…

WBBL
January 30, 2021
WBBL Prepares For Spanish Inquisition

Spanish eyes are smiling on Newcastle Eagles WBBL after the club confirmed the signature of Deborah Rodrígues-Pérez. The former Newcastle University favourite is expected to make her Eagles debut against the Essex Rebels in the WBBL Championship. And Bunten is delighted to welcome ex-Sheffield Hatter Rodrígues-Pérez to Tyneside following the departure of Mante Kvederaviciute and Lisa…

WBBL
January 17, 2021
GiveToLocal Super Sunday Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles WBBL head coach Chris Bunten insisted he has complete confidence in the Covid protocols put in place to protect his players and staff this season. The Tynesiders host star-studded Leicester Riders tomorrow as part of the first GiveToLocal Super Sunday. Bunten’s side tackle their East Midlands rivals from 2pm prior to a BBL…

WBBL
October 15, 2020
Former Black Bear Adds Bite To Newcastle

Newcastle Eagles have slotted the final piece into this season’s WBBL jigsaw by adding Maddy McVicar to a roster rich in talent. And now it’s down to playcaller Chris Bunten to solve the puzzle every head coach dreams of as he faces the toughest of selection headaches. On paper there has never been a more…

WBBL
October 13, 2020
Spanish Eyes Are Smiling On Stacked Eagles

Chris Bunten is confident Barcelona’s Marina Fernandez can become a breakout star in the WBBL after sealing a deal for the classy six-footer. The North Dakota State University graduate has made an instant impression on her Newcastle Eagles team-mates since jetting into Tyneside. And Bunten’s biggest problem will be slotting Fernandez into a side already…

WBBL
October 7, 2020
Bunten Adds Birkett To Eagles Roster

Newcastle Eagles continue to build one of the deepest rosters in franchise history with news that another familiar face has flown into Tyneside. Last week head coach Chris Bunten went back to the future to seal the eye-catching signing of popular returnee Ali Gorrell. And the guard will be joined by Sarah Birkett after the…

WBBL
September 25, 2020
Two For Two As Rookies Return

Newcastle Eagles WBBL have swooped to retain two of British basketball’s most exciting young talents. Millie Oates and Mollie Arnold both enjoyed court time off the bench in a black and white vest last season in their rookie campaign for the Eagles. And head coach Chris Bunten will expect big things from both players just…

WBBL
September 22, 2020
Bunten’s Best of British

Chris Bunten has reinforced his commitment to emerging British talent after snapping up two of the country’s top young prospects. Abby Lowe and Molly Taylor have signed for Newcastle Eagles WBBL after successful stints at college in the US. And Bunten – who has previously worked with both players at GB Under 20 level –…