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Commonwealth Games

February 27, 2018
Can Drew Be Wizard Of Oz?

Drew Lasker is counting down the days until he learns his Commonwealth Games fate after the Newcastle Eagles guard impressed at last week’s final England camp. It is understood the final squad will be named tomorrow with 12 players due to fly out to Australia’s Gold Coast next month. And Lasker is one of three…

BBL
February 19, 2018
Eagles Spread Their Wings

Fabulous Flournoy is confident a flurry of international call-ups can only benefit Newcastle Eagles as the club negotiates an increasingly tough transitional campaign. And the veteran New Yorker is refusing to allow a run of three successive homecourt defeats dent his enthusiasm as a watershed season takes shape. Darius Defoe, Kai Williams and Drew Lasker…

BBL
February 16, 2018
Three Eagles For Commonwealth Consideration

It is almost time for the buzzer to sound on Coach Andreas Kapoulas and his staff as we pass under the 50 days to go mark until the 2018 Commonwealth Games while they look one more time at the potential players for their final men’s roster. The first stages of the process began back late last year…

Blogs
December 8, 2017
What’s In A Squad?

Seems like a good time to launch another blog especially as I haven’t for over a week now. Perhaps this one will get lost in the myriad of all other things that will be going on this weekend, not least of which is tonight’s crucial game against The Scorchers. Plus, non-Eagles wise but very much…

November 27, 2017
Eagles In The Mix For England

Three of our Eagles took part in Team England’s 4-day camp in Manchester last week in preparation for next year’s Commonwealth Games, with Darius Defoe, Drew Lasker and Kai Williams joining many more BBL ballers as well as those who are based overseas. In total there were 23 players attended the sessions at the National…

BBL
November 10, 2017
Three Eagles For England

This week Basketball England’s national team Head Coach Andreas Kapoulas named the 24 players who will attend Team England’s first preparation camp ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, including three of our Eagles amongst 20 players currently competing in the BBL, once again showcasing the domestic based talent currently available for selection. Darius Defoe, Drew…

Foundation
October 30, 2017
Commonwealth for Coach Chris

Basketball England have announced the England Women’s 2018 Commonwealth Games coaching staff with our Team Northumbria WBBL Head Coach and Great Britain Under-20 Assistant Coach Chris Bunten named as Assistant Coach and Performance Analyst for next April’s Gold Coast Games. Current Great Britain Women’s Head Coach Jose Maria “Chema” Buceta has been appointed as Head Coach…

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