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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…

WBBL
August 6, 2019
Giulia Jumps Back In

One of the WBBL’s most consistent performers has committed her future to Newcastle Eagles despite a flurry of interest from the continent. Point guard Giulia Simioni skippered the team last season during a transitional campaign that saw Chris Bunten’s side move to the new Eagles Community Arena. And the coveted playmaker was crowned Newcastle’s WBBL Most…

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…