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Foundation
May 11, 2022
Academy Celebrates Successful Season

On Saturday night our Vertu Motors Arena hosted a night all about the future stars of North East basketball as our Newcastle Eagles Academy celebrated their successes at the end of a record season. Players in our Junior National Basketball League teams were joined by their coaches, team managers, family and friends for the annual…

Foundation
February 16, 2022
Hoops Happy Kids Powered By Water

Two North East organisations committed to healthy living reinforce a special relationship rooted in community support when top-flight basketball returns to the Vertu Motors Arena on Friday. The groundbreaking partnership between Northumbria Water and the Eagles Community Foundation continues to make a splash across the North East. And Friday’s BBL clash between Newcastle Eagles and…

Foundation
January 28, 2022
First Hoops 4 Health Regional Tournament Returns To Arena After Two Years

On Friday 28 January, the Vertu Motors Arena hosted its first Hoops 4 Health regional tournaments after a two-year hiatus throughout the pandemic. Almost 200 children took part in the competition bringing together nine schools from across North Tyneside at the home of the Eagles Community Foundation. Sam Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the Eagles…

Arena
August 2, 2021
All-Star Comedy Weekender Comes To Vertu Motors Arena

RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 2022: MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW  THE ALL-STAR LINEUP INCLUDES SOME OF BRITAIN’S FUNNIEST COMEDIANS THIS OCTOBER AT THE VERTU MOTORS ARENA! Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy, The Chase star Paul Sinha and Mock The Week’s Andy Parsons are all set to perform. An all-star comedy festival is coming to Newcastle’…

Arena
June 9, 2021
Ritson Returns To Sell Out Crowd As We Get Set For Blockbuster Summer

One of the North East’s leading indoor venues is fighting back this summer with a world class boxing card ushering in a summer of red hot action. The state-of-the-art Vertu Motors Arena is at the forefront of the region’s indoor entertainment sector. And Saturday sees live sport return to the venue for the first time…

Arena
March 11, 2021
Vertu Motors Acquire Arena Naming Rights

Vertu Motors plc, the Gateshead-based motor retail group, has acquired the naming rights to the Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle in a five-year deal. The purpose-built community, events and sports arena, which is home to the Newcastle Eagles basketball club, the most successful British Basketball team of all time, and the award-winning Eagles Community Foundation,…

Arena
January 4, 2021
Over 1,000 Vaccinated In One Day at The ECA

On Wednesday 23 December 2020, over 1,000 people were vaccinated against coronavirus at our Eagles Community Arena. For one day part of the venue took on a new role as a Newcastle Primary Care Network community site for the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. Residents of Newcastle upon Tyne aged 80 and over were first in line…

Arena
July 5, 2020
Eagles Nest-In: Episode 28 – The Build and Opening of Our Eagles Community Arena

This extended penultimate episode of the “Eagles Nest-In” series looks back at one of the biggest moments in our history – the opening of our Eagles Community Arena on Friday 11 January 2019. In Episode 28 Paul and Sam Blake join Dan to relive that historic weekend and take us on a journey back in…

Arena
April 28, 2020
Eagles Help Assemble Lockdown Activity Packs

Over the last few days our Eagles Community Arena was utilised by the Active Partnership for Northumberland and Tyne & Wear to prepare 2,500 activity packs ready to help families across the region stay active. Funded by Sport England and The National Lottery, the Government’s Stay In Work Out campaign has set out to find…