In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games, Magic and Mystics October Basketball Camp, Rising Mystics Star Says Self-Belief Is The Key, Girls Saturday Sessions, Want To Play 3×3 Basketball?, Fancy Joining Our Community Leagues?, Shop Online?, Community Sessions, Walking Basketball At Amaechi Basketball Centre and National League Fixtures And Results. We hope you enjoy it.
The Weekend Wrap
Manchester Magic’s Division One team remain unbeaten in league and knockout play this season after two convincing wins at the weekend.
Stefan Gill registered 21 points and 5 assists in a 87-64 league victory at Leicester Warriors on Saturday.
Then Donte Gittens weighed in with 25 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds as the Magic overcame Derbyshire Arrows, 96-66, in round three of the National Cup on Sunday.
Other notable performances came from Ryan Lewis (14 points and 10 rebounds against Leicester), Lee Goldsbrough (10 points and 9 rebounds against Leicester) and Michael Anumba (14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists against the Arrows).
Magic will face either Liverpool or Lancashire Spinners in round of the National Cup on Sunday, 29 October.
There was an emphatic win, too, for Manchester Mystics in the WBBL, with Georgia Jones scoring 30 points in a 92-55 defeat of Durham Palatinates.
The Great Britain point guard added 7 rebounds and 6 assists, with Lauren Thomas-Johnson (20 points and 5 rebounds), Rheanne Bailey (15 points and 7 assists) and Dominique Allen (8 points and 10 rebounds) also making significant contributions.
In the only other senior game of the weekend, Magic’s Division Four side, made up of largely U18 players, showed signs they are learning to handle the demands of senior basketball in a 73-63 home defeat to North rivals York Vikings.
In the junior ranks of the National League, Manchester Mystics U18s made it two wins out of two with a 58-52 victory at Newcastle Eagles, while Mystics U14s opened their season with a battling 74-66 loss at Sheffield Hatters.
All three of Manchester Magic’s U14 teams were in action, with impressive wins for both the second and third teams.
The second team won 62-42 at home to Barrow Thorns, while the third team recorded their first victory of the season thanks to a 55-36 win at Cheshire Phoenix II.
The first team were involved in a thrilling game at home to City of Birmingham, showing lots of fight and spirit to come back from a big deficit to lose by just a point, 73-72.
Magic’s U16 team, playing as Trafford Magic in the U18 Conference, looked a well-drilled unit as they recorded a comfortable 86-60 win at Manchester Giants.
Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Family of 2 Adults and 3 Children £12.50
Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Family of 2 Adults and 3 Children £12.50
Magic And Mystics October Basketball Camp
October Half-Term Community Camp
Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October
9:30am – 4:00pm
£15 per day, £65* for full week. £20 per day for early drop-off or late pick-up, £85 for full week*
*book by Friday 13th October
All abilities welcome, for 4 to 16 year olds
Phone centre on 0161-881-0090 for full details Click here to download an application form
Rising Mystics Star Says Self-Belief Is The Key
Becky Harwood-Bellis is in her first season with the Manchester Mystics, but the 15-year-old, whose twin brother, Taylor, plays football for Manchester City and England, is already making her mark.Click here to read the interview with Becky, where she tells us why she likes basketball and reflects on her Great Britain debut in the summer.
Girls Saturday Sessions
Looking to improve your game?
Want to play National League for the Mystics?
We’re looking for girls to attend our Saturday sessions at 11:00am – 12:15pm for girls in school years 7 to 9, cost is £2.50 per session, at the Amaechi Basketball Centre, Wilbraham Road, M16 8GW
Want To Play 3×3 Basketball?
Want to play 3×3 basketball? We’re planning on running leagues for men, women and juniors on Wednesday and Sunday nights (8pm-10pm) at the Amaechi Basketball Centre. If you would like to register your interest or want to know more, drop an email to Toloe, our Basketball Development Officer, at email@example.com or call him on 0161 881 0090.Why 3×3?
It’s growing hugely in popularity.
It’s simple to play.
It’s exciting to watch
Each squad only needs 4 players
And each squad plays several games in one night
Oh, and it will become an Olympic sport at the Tokyo Games in 2020
Fancy Joining Our Community Leagues?
We’re looking for teams to join our Monday night Adult leagues and Friday night leagues.
Our Monday adult leagues, which restarted on Monday 18th September after the summer break. It costs just £24 per team per game and you’ll be playing at the fantastic Amaechi Basketball Centre in Whalley Range. If you’d like to enter a team or want to know more, contact league organiser Jane Thomas-Johnson on 07968 077138.
We’re looking for junior teams – boys and girls – to join our Friday Night Leagues at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.
We are running 4 leagues in total: A Foundation League for mixed abilities (Approximate age range: 8-12). A Development League; (Age range: 9-13); A Premier League for players just below National League standard (Age range: 12-15); and a College League (Age range: 14-17).
If you are interested and want to know more, contact Phil Gordos on 07872412926 or the office on 0161 881 0090.
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Manchester Magic and Mystics in the Community, Coaching Sessions:
5:30 – 6:30pm Year 3-6 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2.50
6:30 – 7:30pm Year 7-11 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2.50 7:30 – 9:45pm Open Age Leagues Men & Women – £24 per Team
8:30 – 9:30pm Adult-only session for Men and Women who want to learn how to play basketball – £2.50
7:15 – 8:45pm Year 7-13 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £16 per Team
9:15 – 10:15am Tiny Tots Age 3 – 5 Coaching Boys and Girls – £2.50
9:15 – 11:00am Primary Boys Year 1 – 6 Practice followed by Games – £4
9:15 – 11:00am Primary Girls Year 1 – 6 Practice followed by Games – £4
For Saturday morning primary sessions: Groups are not meant to be a rigid division of school Years, just a guideline. Just get there and enjoy yourself!
For Tiny Tots sessions we say 3-5 year olds, however, it is up to the parent’s understanding of their child as to whether they feel the child can cope with the session.
Walking Basketball At Amaechi Basketball Centre
Walking Basketball at Amaechi Basketball Centre
Sundays 7:00pm – 8:30pm £3
Walking Basketball delivers a walking paced version of the fast and furious game we are all used to.
Walking Basketball is suitable for all irrespective of gender, age, size, ability and/or impairment.