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WBBL
January 29, 2021
Lisa and Mante Fly Eagles’ Nest

Lisa Koop and Mante Kvederaviciute insist they’re already missing their Newcastle ‘family’ after sealing bittersweet mid-season moves to Germany. The experienced internationals were granted permission to link up with heavyweight DBBL franchise TKH Hanover last week. And after withdrawing from the Newcastle Eagles WBBL squad that clinched a thrilling overtime win against Oaklands Wolves, the…

BBL
January 12, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Leicester Riders (BBL Cup Semi-Final)

Ian MacLeod has reassured Newcastle fans that the Eagles camp remains fully focused on the task in hand against a backdrop of growing anxiety and disruption related to COVID-19. Fresh fixture postponements across the BBL, coupled with the decision to switch the venue for Newcastle’s cup semi-final against Leicester Riders tonight, are evidence of the…

BBL
January 12, 2021
Eagles Welcome A New Geordie, Shore

Newcastle Eagles have boosted their roster and front court just in time for their BBL Cup Semi-Final clash with Leicester Riders. London born Shore Adenekan flies in to join head coach Ian MacLeod’s team from his base in Germany. The 6’9” power forward/centre left his last club BBC Coburg of Germany’s-ProB League in November 2019 with…

WBBL
October 21, 2020
Bunten Always Had Jorjah On His Mind

Chris Bunten has added a surprise name to his Newcastle Eagles roster after landing Jorjah Smith just two-and-a-half weeks before this season’s big WBBL tip-off. On the day that the new fixture list was finally revealed, nobody expected another new face to jet into Tyneside. But it seems Bunten has been working on a deal…

WBBL
October 15, 2020
Former Black Bear Adds Bite To Newcastle

Newcastle Eagles have slotted the final piece into this season’s WBBL jigsaw by adding Maddy McVicar to a roster rich in talent. And now it’s down to playcaller Chris Bunten to solve the puzzle every head coach dreams of as he faces the toughest of selection headaches. On paper there has never been a more…

WBBL
October 13, 2020
Spanish Eyes Are Smiling On Stacked Eagles

Chris Bunten is confident Barcelona’s Marina Fernandez can become a breakout star in the WBBL after sealing a deal for the classy six-footer. The North Dakota State University graduate has made an instant impression on her Newcastle Eagles team-mates since jetting into Tyneside. And Bunten’s biggest problem will be slotting Fernandez into a side already…

BBL
October 8, 2020
MacLeod’s Bench Mark

Mark Elderkin is a man on a mission as he seeks to make an instant impact with Newcastle Eagles and build on the proud legacy of his famous father. One of Ian MacLeod’s less talked about close-season signings could well be one of the most significant following the departure of long-serving assistant coach Dave Forrester….

WBBL
October 2, 2020
Ali Back For Unfinished Business

Proven match-winner Ali Gorrell jets into Newcastle tomorrow on a mission to make up for lost time. One of the WBBL’s top performers left Team Northumbria in 2018 following two stellar seasons on Tyneside. And Gorrell’s return to the North East as a Newcastle Eagle represents a massive coup for head coach Chris Bunten. “Never…

WBBL
September 29, 2020
Bunten Doubles Down On Homegrown Talent

Newcastle Eagles WBBL have welcomed back two of North East basketball’s most familiar faces as head coach Chris Bunten continues to deepen a developing roster. Experienced guard Ruth Thornley is back for a second season in her second spell with the franchise after kickstarting her top-flight career in 2019. And Academy product Orieoma Chukwu-Etu returns…