In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games, On The Website, 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 Mystics started 2018 off in style with 70-45 victory over BA London Lions at the Copper Box in London on Sunday afternoon in the WBBL Championship.The Mystics were led by Captain Georgia Jones’ 15 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists (a performance worthy of a place on the WBBL All-Star 5 for week 12, with Samantha Roscoe’s performance earning a spot coming off the bench), in what was a true team performance, where all five starters hit doubles figures, Samantha Roscoe (18 points 9 rebounds), Natalie Chaloner (16 points), Dominique Allen (11 points, 8 rebounds) and Rheanne Bailey (10 points) making major contributions.
The next game for the Mystics will be on Saturday 13th January at Oaklands Wolves at 3:45pm.
Manchester Magic will face Hemel Storm in the National Cup Final as the Storm beat Loughborough Student Riders 103-86, to join the Magic in the final on Sunday 21st January at 3:30pm at the University of Eat London Sports Dock. Before that the Magic face a road trip to Kent Crusaders on Saturday 13th January at 4:00pm.
Manchester Magic 2 picked up their second win of the season, 72-60, against Tameside.
Magic U16 had a busy Saturday afternoon beating in-house rivals Trafford U16 106-76 in a fine display from both sides, then the Magic U16s suited up as Trafford U18 and beat Tameside 100-46.
Magic’s U14s all picked up victories, with Magic U14 beating Cheshire Wire 87-26 on the road, Magic 2 U14 beating Cheshire Wire Green 85-49 at home, and Magic 3 U14 beat local rivals Manchester Giants 58-49 also at home.
Mystics U18 came home victorious after a low scoring affair at the City of Leeds, 52-26.
Mystics U14 beat local rivals Stockport Lapwings 90-26, while Mystics 2 U14 were beaten 90-38 at Sheffield Hatters despite a spirited display from the young Mystics team.
Saturday 13th January at Kent Crusaders at 4:00pm
Sunday 21st January vs Hemel Storm at University of East London, at 3:30pm Cup Final Sunday 28th January vs Team Northumbria at 5:00pm Trophy Semi-Final
Sunday 4th February vs Team Solent Kestrels at 5:00pm
Sunday 11th February at Reading Rockets at 5:00pm Saturday 17th February vs Team Newcastle University at 6:30pm
Sunday 18th February at Bradford Dragons at 4:15pm
Upcoming Mystics fixtures:
Saturday 13th January at Oaklands Wolves at 3:45pm
Sunday 21st January at Durham Palatinates at 3:00pm
Saturday 27th January at Cardiff Met Archers at 2:30pm Saturday 3rd February vs Nottingham Wildcats at 4:00pm
Sunday 4th – Thursday 15th February GB Window Saturday 17th February vs Team Northumbria at 4:00pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Shop Online? (Double donation week have been extended for another week, 18th-24th on selected online stores)
Pick from nearly 3,000 retailers and shop as usual, from your weekly shop to your next holiday there are so many different ways of raising funding from retailers via the easyfundraising.org.uk site
The club earns money from the retailer for your purchases
You can even save money with latest offers sent via email, install donation reminder to your browser and never forgot to donate, remember it doesn’t cost you anything more to do so and the club will benefit massively from the money raised.
There are nearly 3,000 online retailers that are signed up to donate via easyfundraising.org.ukincluding Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ebay, Apple Store, asos, Boots, Currys, Debenhams, Game, LateRooms.com, Next, Sainsbury’s, SportsDirect.com, Travel Lodge, vodafone, Hungry House, Just Eat, Jet2Holidays, Thomas Cook, Hotels.com, Thomson and many more, so if you use any shop at any of them please consider helping us, it costs you nothing other than a few minutes of your time.
Thank You in advance.
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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
5:45 – 6:30pm Turn-Up-And-Play Year 3-6 Boys & Girls – £2.50
6:30 – 9:30pm 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.