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Rachael Bland

WBBL
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…

WBBL
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…

WBBL
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…

BBL
November 11, 2020
Eagles Land In New Season’s First All-Star Five

Five Eagles players across the BBL and WBBL have landed places in the first All-Star Fives and benches of the 2020-21 season following the action in our opening tip-offs. In the BBL, Cortez Edwards and Rahmon Fletcher received nods from the league for stand-out showings in London and Leicester. Edwards turned in a typically all-action performance…

WBBL
September 4, 2020
Bland Back For WBBL Push

One of the best kept secrets in British basketball is finally out after crowd favourite Rachael Bland revealed she will return to Newcastle Eagles WBBL. The versatile guard was spotted sporting the club’s new away vest at last month’s partnership launch with grassroots sport service GiveToLocal. And Bland has now committed her future to Chris…

BBL
August 11, 2020
Eagles and GiveToLocal Join Forces

Britain’s most successful BBL franchise has partnered with innovative sport service GiveToLocal in a move set to benefit basketball across the board. Newcastle Eagles has announced grassroots sport organisation GiveToLocal is the club’s new main sponsor. And a wide-ranging partnership will see GiveToLocal actively support basketball in the North East at every level – from…

WBBL
July 10, 2020
Talking WBBL and How Your Support Will Help

In a very special lockdown interview Dan is talking women’s basketball with three of our Eagles WBBL players and hearing how your support can grow the sport… Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far we are closing in on our £10,000 target! Can you get us to our goal?

WBBL
August 29, 2019
The Rach Is On

Rachael Bland is back in black and white after the popular Wearsider confirmed her future lies with Newcastle Eagles WBBL. The experienced guard – who claimed a Championship winner’s medal under head coach Chris Bunten in 2016 – returned to full-time hoops last summer. And Bland’s energy and game management made the versatile ball handler…

WBBL
February 16, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Caledonia Pride (WBBL Trophy)

Rachael Bland has revealed confidence is coursing through the Newcastle Eagles camp after the club finally snapped its four-game losing streak. Chris Bunten’s side returns to action at the Eagles Community Arena tomorrow buoyed by a brilliant overtime win against derby rivals Durham. And Bland insisted the hosts should be too good for cross-border rivals…

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