Latest News
  1. U10 and U12 Advanced Development Groups
  2. Kappa Extend BBL and WBBL Sponsorship Deal
  3. GB Basketball Back In Newcastle This July
  4. Her World Her Rules Girls Only Clinic
  5. Ball Out 3×3 Returns This July

Jeff King

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…

Blogs
November 27, 2017
Home Again And Time To Reflect

Well, it was a very, very, very long trip back and a very quiet one too. I would hope and imagine a lot of reflection went on in those comfy leather seats as we blasted back up the highways and byways of this green and pleasant land to our own beds. Yesterday was a surprise….

Blogs
November 26, 2017
Half-Way There!

So, settled in to the hotel at Plymouth which according to my match report is a suburb of Bristol, my roomie Mr Forrester and I took advantage of my free BT Sport subscription and watched the first part of England’s demise in The Ashes up to lunch. That was all we watched, sleep was needed…

Blogs
November 25, 2017
Away We Gan

So, we’re off on a road trip that for me starts in and finishes in Cramlington visiting Byker, Bristol, Plymouth and Byker again. If I have my maths right, a little old round trip of 848 miles for 80 minutes of basketball, I must be mad! No, I must be dedicated, and I must be…

Blogs
November 6, 2017
From Adversity Comes Strength

Well, we all saw it but I’m not sure any of us quite believed it. Hurts so much thinking about I hardly want to remind anyone about it, BUT you have to be big and you have to stand proud and if we celebrate our wins then we have to face up to our losses….

Blogs
September 30, 2017
It’s Roy Castle Time For Record Breaking Eagles

Well now, I wonder how many remember this? Record breaker, if you’re the tallest, the smallest, if you beat them all. If you’re the fattest, the thinnest, if you always win. If you’re the fastest, the slowest, if you really go. Then you’re a record breaker, A record maker. Yep, that’s exactly what did on…

BBL
September 5, 2017
Lasker Points The Way

Excited or excitement or even exciting, these seem to be the buzz words about the new-look Esh Group Eagles Newcastle roster that will contest the British basketball season, writes Jeff King. Even though Head Coach Fab Flournoy has already stated that what’s on paper doesn’t always translate to what you get on court, there’s a…

BBL
September 4, 2017
The Dawn of A New Era

This has been a week of arrivals for Esh Group Eagles Newcastle as their new-look roster has flown in from all over the globe to prepare for the 2017/18 British Basketball League season, wrote Jeff King for the Sunday Sun newspaper yesterday. From Zagreb to Winnipeg, from Copenhagen to New York and from Toronto to…

Blogs
August 18, 2017
How Many Players Make A Team?

So, eight in or is it nine? We never announce Fab as a player but he’s still our Coach and he’s always said that when he stops playing he’ll stop coaching so, make of that what you will. Now if you want to go 5 x 5 in practice you need 10 players. Wonder if…