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WBBL
April 27, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Leicester Riders (WBBL Play-Offs Quarter-Final)

Bullish playcaller Chris Bunten is convinced Newcastle Eagles can extend their season beyond this weekend – with The Axe back in his black and white attack. Seventh-placed Newcastle travel to league runners-up Leicester Riders in the quarter-finals of the WBBL playoffs tonight. And the Eagles welcome back three-point threat Kalina ‘The Axe’ Axentieva for the…

WBBL
March 5, 2019
Report: Eagles WBBL at Wolves and Lions

Chris Bunten has promised Newcastle Eagles WBBL will put their house in order after the club’s playoff push was halted in its tracks. Two damaging defeats within 24 hours saw the Tynesiders lose valuable ground in the race for a top four spot. And Bunten admitted his team needs to get better fast – with…

WBBL
January 22, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Durham Palatinates

Newcastle Eagles welcome WBBL basketball to the club’s brand new home on Wednesday night with owner Paul Blake promising fans an exciting glimpse of the future. Newcastle host Durham Palatinates at the Eagles Community Arena as top flight women’s hoops lands in Scotswood. And Blake is confident the club’s decision to take on the now…

WBBL
December 20, 2018
Eagles WBBL Star Shining Bright

Chris Bunten has hailed the outstanding contribution of in-form rookie Maya Price as one of British basketball’s brightest stars continues to fly the flag for homegrown hoops. Newcastle Eagles WBBL snapped up the former GB Under 18 international in the close-season as back up for veteran bigs Kara Bonenberger and Steph Gandy. But Price has…

WBBL
December 17, 2018
Report: Eagles WBBL at Leicester Riders

Fatigue finally caught up with an injury-hit Newcastle Eagles as Chris Bunten’s side was given a lesson in WBBL basketball by title challengers Leicester Riders. The hosts ran out 97-57 winners to maintain their position at the top of the championship table. And head coach Bunten cut a frustrated figure as the Eagles failed to…

WBBL
November 28, 2018
WBBL Eagles Flying Into Packed Schedule

Chris Bunten has given his squad a clean bill of health as Newcastle Eagles’ WBBL campaign resumes with a vengeance this weekend. Almost a month without top flight action has interrupted a solid start to a landmark season. But six games in 16 days – beginning at reigning champions Sevenoaks Suns on Saturday – heralds…

WBBL
November 15, 2018
Swiss Skipper Has Our Support

The Swiss national basketball team will benefit from a vocal North East following this weekend with Newcastle Eagles’ WBBL skipper Giulia Simioni taking centre stage for the hosts. Chris Bunten, his assistant and six members of his Sport Central roster are flying out to Fribourg tomorrow ahead of Switzerland’s Eurobasket qualifier against the Czech Republic…

WBBL
October 22, 2018
WBBL Cup Quarter-Finals Draw

This morning the draw for the Quarter-Finals of the 2019 WBBL Cup took place to decide who plays who from the remaining eight teams including our Newcastle Eagles following their exciting win on Saturday afternoon. We’ll have home court advantage at Sport Central when the Sevenoaks Suns visit looking to complete their silverware set with…

WBBL
September 28, 2018
International Duo Complete WBBL Roster

Newcastle Eagles WBBL have bolstered their 2018/19 roster following the addition of Panagiota Themistokleous and Gerda Morkunaite. The pair come into contention for Sunday’s league opener at Caledonia Pride. And Eagles head coach Chris Bunten is delighted with the balance of his multi-national side. “Panagiota and Gerda are a great fit for Newcastle and I…

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