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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 –…

WBBL
September 11, 2020
Euro Stars Return To Light Up Eagles

Two of European basketball’s top performers are returning to Tyneside as Newcastle Eagles WBBL seek to build on last season’s breakthrough campaign. Chris Bunten’s side emerged as title contenders with the strongest Championship showing in the club’s history prior to lockdown. And nobody was more frustrated at the premature end to a positive season than…

WBBL
September 4, 2020
Bland Back For WBBL Push

One of the best kept secrets in British basketball is finally out after crowd favourite Rachael Bland revealed she will return to Newcastle Eagles WBBL. The versatile guard was spotted sporting the club’s new away vest at last month’s partnership launch with grassroots sport service GiveToLocal. And Bland has now committed her future to Chris…

WBBL
September 2, 2020
Bunten Back To Helm Newcastle Eagles WBBL

Chris Bunten has admitted he feared for the future of top-flight women’s basketball in the UK after the sport closed its doors in response to COVID-19. But the newly reappointed Newcastle Eagles WBBL head coach can’t wait to play his part in this autumn’s hotly anticipated return to action. And Bunten is working towards a…

WBBL
March 7, 2020
Preview: Eagles at Sheffield Hatters

Chris Bunten insists Georgia Ohrdorf has the ‘heart of a lion’ after revealing the battling Aussie is prepared to fight through the pain barrier in a bid to boost Newcastle Eagles’ playoff hopes. The WBBL’s second best rebounder missed last weekend’s narrow win at Essex Rebels after picking up an ankle injury. But Ohrdorf, who…