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March 21, 2018
Themba On Point For Promotion

With the absence of Drew Lasker from their senior roster, Lasker is off to Australia to represent England in The Commonwealth Games, Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have taken the decision to promote from within to cover the veteran guard’s absence. 19-year old starting point guard Themba Yabantu is the player being promoted. He’s been playing…

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…

February 16, 2018
intu Takes Centre Court with Sponsorship of The Rookie League

North East basketball stars of the future have scored a slam dunk by securing the support of two of the region’s largest shopping centres. intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square are sponsoring the Rookie League, run by our Eagles Community Foundation, which is a turn up and play, fun and friendly way for kids in…

January 19, 2018
Preview: Eagles vs Sheffield Sharks (BBL Trophy Quarter-Final)

When Esh Group Eagles Newcastle lost 79 – 77 at home to Leicester before the Christmas break many began to write off Fab Flournoy’s talented but inconsistent side, writes Jeff King. But, as all Eagles and British basketball fans know, when the going gets tough that’s when Flournoy gets going and after delivering a blistering…

January 17, 2018
Watch Fab Talking About The Riders Rematch Win

Ahead of this Friday night’s BBL Trophy Quarter-Final against Sheffield Sharks live on BBC Sport, our player-coach Fab Flournoy talked to BBC Look North about last week’s crucial win over the Leicester Riders. Here’s the full interview in case you missed it on BBC One last night: Tickets are still available for this Friday’s game…

January 9, 2018
Rhythm Required for a Win in Riders Rematch

Fabulous Flournoy has called on his transitional roster to control the tempo in 2018 after insisting the right timing can keep this season’s title race alive. The experienced New Yorker has seen glimpses of potential in a team preparing to welcome league leaders Leicester Riders to Sport Central on Friday. But Flournoy wants to translate…

December 5, 2017
Fabulous Response To Bumps On The Road

A defiant Fabulous Flournoy is prepared to roll with the punches as he ushers in a period of significant change at British basketball’s most successful franchise. The charismatic New Yorker has suddenly become the centre of attention following back-to-back road defeats and rumours of mounting frustration within the Newcastle Eagles camp. But when it comes…

November 30, 2017
A Ground Breaking Day

Wednesday 29 November 2017 will go down in the club’s history as literally a ground breaking day with work beginning at Riverside Dene in Elswick for our year-long build of the Eagles Community Arena (ECA). The brand new, multi-million pound, purpose-built community sports arena will house our Eagles Community Foundation (ECF), top-flight British basketball with…

November 30, 2017
Eagles Pair Home In On Europe

Newcastle Eagles’ longest serving players have revealed a shared optimism that the club’s brand new home will usher in a fresh era of sustained success for Britain’s most successful basketball team. Player-coach Fabulous Flournoy and veteran forward Darius Defoe swapped vests and shorts for hard hats and hi-vis jackets at the official launch of the…


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