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Rachael Bland

January 6, 2024
Bland Return Excites Eagles

They may not have played for three weeks on the court but the Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles have not been idle of the court. After signing point guard Lauren Saiki and forward Tierra Hodges they’ve moved to add another player to the roster with the return of a fan’s favourite. Guard Rachael Bland has returned…

April 13, 2023
Bland Bullish Ahead of Playoff Battle

Bullish Rachael Bland insists Newcastle are ready to lay down a post-season marker as the Eagles shoot for sixth spot in the WBBL Championship table. Four teams are battling it out for the final three playoff berths as an unpredictable campaign gathers pace. And this weekend sees seventh-placed Newcastle face the two teams immediately below…

January 28, 2023
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Sheffield Hatters

Bullish Rachael Bland insists Newcastle Eagles boast the talent and experience to send northern rivals Sheffield Hatters packing tonight. The experienced guard promised lessons have been learnt from sobering back-to-back losses against title-chasing Leicester Riders and London Lions. And Bland expects the Abby Lowe factor to give Newcastle a fresh injection of power, pace and…

July 17, 2022
Rachael Ready To Go Again

A revved up Rachael Bland is relishing a full season under the new regime of Newcastle Eagles playcaller Noelia Cacheiro. And one of the most familiar faces on the North East’s hoops scene insists the women’s game is on the cusp of success — on and off the court. Bland has committed to a ninth…

March 23, 2022
Bland Back For The Big One

Rachael Bland insists The Big One is long overdue for North East hoops fans hungry to see women’s basketball reach the next level. One of the true trailblazers for women’s sport in the region is confident Friday’s WBBL clash can be the springboard for bumper crowds every week. More than 1,000 tickets have already been…

September 17, 2021
Bland’s Basketball Love Affair

Rachael Bland has revealed her passion for growing North East basketball is stronger than ever after recommitting to Newcastle Eagles WBBL. The popular Wearsider was spotted courtside with head coach Chris Bunten as Newcastle’s men took on USA Select in last Friday’s Vertu Motors Arena clash. And Bland played a full part in Saturday’s behind-closed-doors…

February 25, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Manchester Mystics (WBBL Trophy Quarter-Final)

Newcastle have their eyes on the prize tonight as the WBBL Trophy opens up a much-needed route to redemption for the embattled Eagles. Chris Bunten’s side has lost nine of the last 10 games in all competitions and endured back-to-back defeats last weekend. But the visit of Manchester Mystics in the Trophy quarter-finals offers a…

February 20, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Caledonia Pride

Chris Bunten concedes his embattled WBBL roster must face up to the painful reality that a campaign full of promise has failed to materialise. The Newcastle Eagles playcaller accepts his pre-season dreams have been dashed and admits that — results-wise — his wafter thin roster has hit rock bottom. But Bunten is refusing to throw…

November 28, 2020
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders (WBBL Cup)

Co-captain Rachael Bland is relishing another Sunday WBBL Cup shoot-out as Newcastle Eagles take on Leicester Riders in a must-win tie. The final round of North Group fixtures pits leaders Leicester against a talented Newcastle team at the Eagles Community Arena. And Bland is predicting a typically fast-paced affair as two of the WBBL’s fiercest…