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September 17, 2022
Pre-Season Report: Eagles WBBL 50-72 Leicester Riders

  Noelia Cacheiro heads into next weekend’s league opener confident that a team growing on and off the court can make some serious noise in the WBBL this season. Newcastle Eagles face Caledonia Gladiators on Friday sweating on the fitness of star duo Chloe Gaynor and Courtney Clasen. And the club is working around the…

September 16, 2022
Pre-Season Preview: Friday Night BBL and WBBL Double-Header

It’s been somewhat of a whirlwind week for Newcastle Eagles new head coach Marc Steutel with two wins from three games so far in pre-season and a change to his roster all inside a matter of days after returning from GB duties at EuroBasket. The decision was taken to rest Jermel Kennedy and Darius Defoe therefore…

September 15, 2022
Cacheiro Putting Her Pieces Into Place

Noelia Cacheiro is still seeking the final pieces of her WBBL jigsaw as Newcastle Eagles prepare to step up their pre-season preparations this weekend. But the Spaniard is confident the puzzle will be complete come the end of the month as she continues to work with a network of contacts worldwide. And Cacheiro has revealed…

August 10, 2022
Announcing Our Eagles Biggest Ever Pre-Season

This September our Eagles tip-off their biggest ever pre-season with six games for fans to watch at the Vertu Motors Arena in a packed two-week schedule. Top of the bill is Swedish top-flight basketball league champions Norrköping Dolphins who fly to the UK next month to face Leicester Riders before travelling to Tyneside taking on…

April 12, 2022
Report: Leicester Riders 75-65 Eagles WBBL

A fantastic final quarter comeback wasn’t enough to prevent Newcastle Eagles from slipping to a second defeat in three days. But another feisty display against top four opposition will fill Noelia Cacheiro’s fast-improving side with confidence heading into another must-win homecourt double header. Leicester Riders wrapped up a 10-point win but not before gutsy Newcastle…

April 11, 2022
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Leicester Riders

Layne Murphy is confident Newcastle Eagles have found common ground just in time to launch a late season push for the playoffs. The in-form American was one of a slew of new signings hastily thrown together in a bid to bolster a depleted roster in January. And ahead of tonight’s trip to fourth-placed Leicester Riders,…

February 17, 2022
Eagles WBBL Weekend Postponed

Our back-to-back WBBL Championship away games to Cardiff Met Archers and Leicester Riders scheduled this weekend have been postponed in line with the league’s Secure Play protocols. A rearranged date for these fixtures will be announced in due course.

December 4, 2021
Report: Eagles Beat Riders 50-45 To Make WBBL Cup Final

Brilliant Newcastle Eagles booked their place in the 2022 WBBL Cup final on the back of a battling performance against Leicester Riders. Chris Bunten’s new-look roster will face star-studded London Lions at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on January 30. And a repeat of May’s WBBL Play-Off final — live on Sky Sports — presents the Eagles…

December 4, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders (Cup Semi-Final)

Rachael Bland ramped up the rivalry ahead of tonight’s big WBBL Cup semi-final when she insisted Newcastle Eagles have unfinished business with Leicester Riders. The winners of a mouthwatering one-off tie at the Vertu Motors Arena will take on London Lions in next month’s showpiece final — televised live on Sky Sports. And Bland admitted…