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Chris Bunten

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…

WBBL
September 27, 2018
Time To Fly For WBBL Eagles

Risen from the ashes and reborn as Newcastle Eagles WBBL, the North East’s leading women’s basketball team is back from the brink of extinction and bidding for glory. Simon Rushworth reports. Elite women’s basketball has been synonymous with the North East’s sporting scene for decades, with scores of world class players from both sides of…

WBBL
September 27, 2018
Eagles Have Georgia On Their Mind

Newcastle Eagles WBBL have gone Down Under to get back on top after recruiting Australian forward Georgia Ohrdorf. And the 23-year-old can’t wait to test her top flight credentials in Sunday’s mouthwatering season-opener at cross-border rivals Caledonia Pride. “It’s always exciting to play for a new team and discover how we can grow together as…

WBBL
September 12, 2018
Bunten To Lead WBBL Eagles

Chris Bunten has set his sights on bagging more silverware after the highly rated playcaller was confirmed as the new head coach of Newcastle Eagles WBBL. The man who led Team Northumbria to playoff final glory in 2016 was widely tipped to remain on Tyneside. And Bunten will lead Newcastle into action against Leicester Riders…

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