In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games, Magic And Mystics April Community Camp, 3×3 Holiday Tournament And 3-Point Contest, Tesco’s Bags of Help, 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 Magic end league campaign with a 103-95 loss at Worthing Thunder on Saturday evening.
The Magic were without the services of Magic U18’s Michael Anumba and Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo who were both in France for a Tournament and Kayin Darbey and Yannick Onifade who were unavailable for the game, it did mean a Senior debut for Adam Oldham.
All seven Magic players who made the long trip to the South Coast made telling contributions, Stefan Gill (34 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists and a steal), Richard Bell (21 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks), Lee Goldsbrough (12 points 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block), Donte Gittens (6 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals and a block), Ryan Lewis (8 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists), Hamad Ali (8 points, 4 rebounds and an assists) and Adam Oldham (6 points and a rebound).
Magic have now completed their NBL Division One Men League season finishing 8th with a 11-13 record. The Magic focus switches to the play-offs next weekend, where they face an away trip at number 1 seed, Loughborough Student Riders, in the quarter finals on Saturday 7th April at 2:00pm.
An under strength Manchester Mystics crash out of the WBBL Betty Codona Trophy after 84-70defeat at home to Sheffield Hatters on Saturday afternoon.
The Mystics needed to win by 5 or more points to advance to the Semi-Finals, so the loss sees Sheffield advance to the Semi-Finals next weekend. The Mystics were missing Captain Georgia Jones and Dominique Allen, who are both with the England Commonwealth Games Team over in Australia preparing for the start of competition next week. The Mystics kept pace with Hatters in the first quarter, but the depth of the Hatters shone through from the second period on-wards. The home side did close the gap from its widest of 24 to 14 at the end of the game.
The Mystics were led by Rheanne Bailey (20 points and 4 rebounds), with good contributions from Natalie Chaloner (19 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals) and Lauren Thomas-Johnson (18 points and 7 rebounds) – Lauren and Natalie made the WBBL All-Star 5 for Week 23 coming off the bench. They had support from Isabel Bueriberi (5 points and 7 rebounds), Samantha Roscoe (4 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks) and Charlotte Stoddart (4 points and 5 rebounds).
The Mystics now have three weeks off as the WBBL Trophy sees through to its conclusion. The next game for the Mystics will be on Friday 20th April at Leicester Riders at 5:00pm.
The Magic and Mystics junior teams are now in play-off mode, with four teams involved in action this coming weekend.
Trafford U18 face QE York Knights at home (Saturday 7th April at 1:00pm), Trafford U16 face John Leggott College Scunthorpe Wolves at home (Sunday 8th April at 12:30pm), Mystics U16 face Richmond Knights at home (Saturday 7th April at 3:30pm) and Mystics U14 face Ipswich also at home (Saturday 7th April at 1:00pm).
Entry to junior games at the Amaechi Basketball Centre is FREE, so if you are free please come along and show your support.
Next Home Games
Manchester Mystics vs Sevenoaks Suns
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Upcoming Magic fixtures:
Upcoming Mystics fixtures:
Saturday 28th April vs Sevenoaks Suns at 7:30pm (TBC)
Magic and Mystics April Community Camp
It’s for children in aged 5 – 16 years old and will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day. All abilities welcome.
You’ll get expert tuition from some of the top National League coaches in the country, together with some of our senior Magic stars.
The cost of the camp is £12 per day.
You can turn up on the day, fill out the form and pay.
You can pay by cash, card or cheque. Cheques are payable to GMCB.
3×3 Holiday Tournament And 3-Point Contest
Teams should wear matching tops with numbers.
To enter a team or find out more, contact Toloe on 0161 881 0090 or email him at email@example.com
Venue: Amaechi Basketball Centre, Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M16 8GW
Trophies and t-shirts for the winners and runners-up
NBA style 3-point contest details:
Friday 13th April 2pm-4pm
To enter or find out more, contact Toloe on 0161 881 0090 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Amaechi Basketball Centre, Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M16 8GW
Trophies and t-shirts for the winners
Tesco’s Bags of Help
Greater Manchester Community Basketball is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Greater Manchester Community Basketball is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March and April on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.
On The Website
News items on the website this week:
Magic U18 success at Cherbourg Tournament
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?
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.
Help us raise funds by using easyfundraising.org.uk
Simply create an account and choose to support ‘Greater Manchester Community Basketball’
Every time you shop online head to easyfundraising.org.uk first
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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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
Please Note: Community Sessions will be on a break from Friday 30th March and will resume on Friday 13th April.
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.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
National League Fixtures And Results
This Weekend’s Fixtures:
|Saturday 7th April|
|Loughborough Student Riders||vs||Magic Seniors||2pm Play-off QF|
|Trafford U18||vs||QE York Knights||1pm Play-off R1|
|Mystics U16||vs||Richmond Knights||3:30pm Play-off R1|
|Mystics U14||vs||Ipswich||1pm Play-off R1|
|Sunday 8th April|
|Trafford U16||vs||John Leggott College
|12:30pm Play-off R1|
Last Weekend’s Results:
|Saturday 31st March|
|Worthing Thunder||103 – 95||Magic Seniors||7:30pm|
|Mystics WBBL||70 – 84||Sheffield Hatters||4pm Trophy|
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