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BBL
October 9, 2020
2020-21 BBL Season Will Commence On 30 October

The British Basketball League (BBL) has confirmed the 2020-21 season will now commence on 30 October 2020 with the detailed fixture list being announced as soon as possible. Following the Government’s announcement on 22 September that fans would not be allowed back into sports venues from 1 October, the BBL has been in urgent dialogue…

BBL
October 6, 2020
Update From Eagles Managing Director, Paul Blake

It’s 25 years since top-flight basketball arrived in Newcastle and in that time we’ve enjoyed some incredible highlights alongside our loyal supporters. We’ve become used to winning the game’s biggest prizes in front of sold-out crowds and set the standard for basketball in the community. During that period we’ve always done our level best to…

BBL
October 1, 2020
Relive The First Basketball Game Since Lockdown

Last month top-flight British basketball teams returned to the court in a competitive tip-off for the first time since the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown paused play back in March. Newcastle Eagles hosted Sheffield Sharks at the Eagles Community Arena in a behind closed doors friendly that was meant to be the pilot for a return of spectators…

BBL
September 18, 2020
Pre-Season Report: Eagles 96 – 85 Sheffield Sharks

Basketball. But not as we know it. The last time Newcastle Eagles stepped out on court it was against the backdrop of a thrilling BBL Trophy final in Glasgow. A raucous crowd, raw emotion and the razzamatazz of a game founded on pure entertainment combined to create a special atmosphere prior to lockdown. Fast forward…

BBL
September 18, 2020
Eagles Ready To Return To Action

Head coach Ian MacLeod is relishing tonight’s long-awaited return to action as Newcastle Eagles seek to point the way for BBL basketball across the UK. A pre-season clash against fierce rivals Sheffield Sharks was due to take place in front of 800 fans prior to fresh lockdown measures announced yesterday. But the match will now…

BBL
September 17, 2020
Pilot Game Goes Behind Closed Doors

Newcastle Eagles have been forced to admit defeat in the battle to play basketball in front of fans this weekend. Tomorrow’s scheduled ‘indoor sport pilot’ against Sheffield Sharks will now take place behind closed doors. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have now instructed the club that the planned test event cannot go ahead…

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…

BBL
August 27, 2020
BBL Announce 2020-21 Season Start Dates

A day after the announcement of the Eagles Community Arena hosting a pilot basketball game with spectators, the British Basketball League (BBL) have revealed their plans for the 2020-21 season. From Friday 2 October 2020, BBL clubs will get back to action as they start the opening rounds of the BBL Cup competition with the…

Arena
August 26, 2020
Eagles To Host Pilot Game

Newcastle Eagles can confirm that the Eagles Community Arena is set to host a pilot basketball game in a return to live sport with social distancing on Friday 18 September 2020. Following much work behind the scenes over recent weeks, the Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced the test event this afternoon. The game will…