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WBBL
September 26, 2019
Be In Good Company Supporting Our WBBL Team

A number of businesses have pledged their support for the North East’s only top-flight women’s sports team following appeals for corporate backing to help achieve its ambitions and secure its long-term future. Several North East organisations have given their backing to our WBBL team who enjoyed a successful first season under the franchises new brand…

BBL
September 21, 2019
The Eagles and Esh Group: A Winning Combination

In 2010 treble winners Newcastle Eagles found a new home, a new focus and – crucially – a new partner. A decade down the line and Esh Group is about to embark on its 10th consecutive campaign sponsoring British basketball’s most successful club. A quick glance at the history books reveals the true value of an…

BBL
September 13, 2019
Schlitzer Sets Sights on Sharks

Newcastle Eagles’ guard Nick Schlitzer is banking on his BBL experience as he seeks to make an instant impact on Tyneside. The shooting guard dipped his toes into British hoops four seasons ago during an encouraging campaign with Surrey Scorchers. And Schlitzer takes on Sheffield Sharks tonight, in the first of two friendlies against the…

BBL
September 6, 2019
Macleod Named Interim Head Coach

Newcastle Eagles have promoted from within after handing Fabulous Flournoy’s former assistant the keys to the most successful club in British basketball. Ian Macleod became one of the veteran playcaller’s most trusted lieutenants in recent years and last season saw the Geordie coach given even greater responsibility on match nights. And Newcastle managing director Paul…

BBL
September 3, 2019
Flournoy Realises NBA Dream

Fabulous Flournoy has admitted the decision to join the Toronto Raptors is the most difficult career choice he has ever faced. But the Newcastle Eagles’ playcaller heads to the NBA with the blessing of close friend and managing director Paul Blake. Flournoy has accepted an assistant coach’s role with Nick Nurse’s Championship winning Raptors –…

WBBL
August 29, 2019
Sintons Step-Up For Our WBBL Set-Up

The North East’s only top-flight women’s sports team, our Newcastle Eagles WBBL franchise, is appealing for support from businesses across the region to help achieve its ambitions and ensure its long-term future. After a successful first season as Eagles, following last summer’s rescue of top-tier women’s basketball in our region and its relocation to our…

BBL
July 1, 2019
Esh Group Make It Ten Years Supporting Your Eagles

Esh Group today renewed their sponsorship of Newcastle Eagles Basketball for a 10th consecutive year in a deal which also includes support of our Eagles Community Foundation. In January this year the group’s Esh Build division completed their transformation of a derelict parcel of land on Scotswood Road, in the West End of Newcastle, into our new purpose-built…

Arena
June 9, 2019
Our 2018-19 End of Season Awards Dinner

On Friday 24 May 2019 we hosted our first ever End of Season Awards Dinner at our new Eagles Community Arena and our first event of its size in our new home. Just two years beforehand the club and foundation told everyone attending the organisation’s 21st birthday party that plans were in motion towards the…

Arena
February 20, 2019
Ticking All The Right Boxes

Proud Newcastle Eagles boss Paul Blake insists the club’s brand new home is ticking all the right boxes. The Eagles Community Arena opened in the West End of the city last month and has already established itself as one of Tyneside’s top sporting destinations. New clubs are moving in every week and Newcastle’s junior players…