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WBBL
October 19, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Sevenoaks Suns

Confident Lisa Koop insists Newcastle Eagles can compete for silverware in the WBBL this season. And the towering German believes Chris Bunten’s side is capable of springing a huge upset in Sunday’s top-flight clash with reigning champions Sevenoaks Suns. The visitors arrive on Tyneside on the back of a titanic 29-game winning streak in the…

WBBL
October 4, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Cardiff Met Archers

Newcastle Eagles WBBL bid to bounce back from last weekend’s Trophy exit when Cardiff Met Archers visit Tyneside this Sunday afternoon at 4pm. Attention turns to the WBBL Cup this weekend and Chris Bunten’s side will be hot favourites to progress on their homecourt against the winless Welsh franchise. Cardiff lost both of last weekend’s…

WBBL
September 28, 2019
WBBL Opening Weekend Preview: Eagles vs Pride and Suns

Head coach Chris Bunten is confident his new-look Newcastle Eagles WBBL side can spring a surprise and emerge from a double header weekend with two Trophy wins. Following a frantic close-season, top flight women’s basketball resumed yesterday with eight clubs in action at the University of Essex. And the central venue Trophy group games continue…

WBBL
September 16, 2019
WBBL Pre-Season Report: Eagles at Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles WBBL returned from Leicester with a win and a loss but the mood was overwhelmingly positive for playcaller Chris Bunten. Two games in two days against the homecourt Riders served up a tough pre-season test for Newcastle’s women. But the visitors headed back up the M1 in buoyant mood despite slipping to an…

WBBL
September 10, 2019
Bunten Seals Double Signing

Newcastle Eagles have bolstered this season’s WBBL roster by snapping up two of England’s fastest-emerging talents. Teenage duo Millie Oates and Mollie Arnold are tipped to make an instant impact coming off the bench. And the Leeds-based pair could become permanent fixtures on the Eagles’ roster after committing to degree courses at Northumbria University. “I’ve…

WBBL
September 5, 2019
Gosforth Guard Gives Bunten Boost

Chris Bunten has gone back to the future after revealing Ruth Davison will relaunch her top fight flight career with Newcastle Eagles WBBL this season. The former Team Northumbria and GB Under 20 guard burst onto the local hoops scene more than a decade ago. And Davison co-captained England’s Under 18 squad in 2008 at…

WBBL
August 29, 2019
The Rach Is On

Rachael Bland is back in black and white after the popular Wearsider confirmed her future lies with Newcastle Eagles WBBL. The experienced guard – who claimed a Championship winner’s medal under head coach Chris Bunten in 2016 – returned to full-time hoops last summer. And Bland’s energy and game management made the versatile ball handler…

WBBL
August 24, 2019
Eagles WBBL Powered By G-Force

Georgia Ohrdorf has vowed to hit the ground running as the all-action Australian bids to blow away the opposition in her second season in the WBBL. The feisty forward showed flashes of brilliance during her rookie campaign in a Newcastle Eagles vest. But Ohrdorf believes the best is yet to come ahead of next month’s…

WBBL
August 14, 2019
Austrian Anja Links Up As An Eagle

Persistence has paid off for Newcastle Eagles WBBL playcaller Chris Bunten after the experienced coach landed long-term target Anja Fuchs-Robetin. Bunten has been trailing the Austrian international for five years – and hosted the forward’s fact-finding trip to Tyneside in 2017. But Fuchs-Robetin has finally opted to pull on the black and white vest as…