In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games, 3×3 Holiday Tournament And 3-Point Contest, Magic And Mystics Trials, 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’s season came to end after a 73-71 overtime loss at Loughborough Student Riders on Saturday afternoon.
The first quarter saw the Magic trailing by 13, 24-11, the sluggish start continued into the second with the half time score 43-21.
The Magic rallied in the third and kept the Riders to just 5 points, to take a 50-48 lead going into the final quarter.
The score in the fourth was kept close and was tied 62 apiece to send it to overtime, thanks to a tip in from Stefan Gill on the buzzer.
In the extra period the score remained close, and Loughborough sealed the victory with two free throws, although they left the Magic with 3.6 seconds to get a score to tie or win the game, they couldn’t, meaning the Riders advance to the Play-off Semi-Finals next weekend.
The Magic were led by Donte Gittens (23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal), with support from Ryan Lewis (17 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assists and 1 steal), Stefan Gill (11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assists and 3 steals), Michael Anumba (10 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals) and Lee Goldsbrough (8 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block).
There was no game of the Manchester Mystics WBBL side, their next game will be on Friday 20th April at Leicester Riders at 5:00pm.
The Magic and Mystics Juniors have begun their play-off campaigns.
Trafford U18’s season came to an end with a 79-67 loss to QE York Knights at home in round 1 of the play-offs.
Trafford U16 advance to the next round of the play-offs after beating John Leggott College Scunthorpe Wolves 95-47 at home. They face a trip to Mansfield Giants in round 2 on Saturday 14th April at 12:15pm.
Mystics U16 advance to the next round of the play-offs after beating Richmond Knights 70-45 at home. They face a trip to Ipswich in the Quarter Finals on the weekend of 21st/22nd April.
Mystics U14’s season came to an end with a 66-61 loss to Ipswich at home in round 1 of the play-offs.
Mystics U18 begin their play-off campaign at the Quarter Finals stage; they face Reading Rockets away on the weekend of 21st/22nd April.
Teams with byes to the second rounds are:
Magic U18 who face Newcastle Eagles at home in round 2 on Sunday 15th April at 12:30pm,
Magic U16 who face Manchester Giants Greens at home in round 2 next weekend (14th/15 April),
Magic U14 who face Northamptonshire Titans at home in round 2 next weekend (14th/15th April).
Next Home Games
Manchester Mystics vs Sevenoaks Suns
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Upcoming Mystics fixtures:
Saturday 28th April vs Sevenoaks Suns at 7:15pm
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
Magic and Mystics Trials
Two days have been set aside for boys and girls to show off their basketball skills.
The trials will be held on Saturday 12th May and Sunday 13th May (attend either day), at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.
Mystics (girls) trials will be at 12:30pm – 2:00pm for the following age groups:
Under 12: Current school years 5, 6
Under 14: Current school years 7, 8
Under 16: Current school years 9, 10
Under 18: Current school years 11, 12
Magic (boys) trials will be split by age group at the following times:
Under 12: Current school years 5, 6 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Under 14: Current school years 7, 8 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Under 16: Current school years 9, 10 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Under 18: Current school years 11, 12 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
All abilities are welcome and there is no charge to take part.
Venue: Amaechi Basketball Centre, Whalley Range High School, Wilbraham Road, M16 8GW.
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:
Team England Commonwealth Games schedule and results
If you didn’t watch the news on Sunday you may have missed the BIG news from Australia (it was the biggest news story of the day from the Commonwealth Games, it made the both BBC and ITN 10 o’clock news), Mystics’ Georgia Jones got engaged to long-time boyfriend Jamell Anderson, congratulations from everyone at the Magic and Mystics!
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.
Fantastic news, we have raised over £760 via Easyfundraising! Thank you to everyone who signed up and helped us reach this mile-stone, join today and help us reach £800!
Remember it costs you NOTHING!
Did you know you can help us raise money when you shop in-store at popular high street retailers?
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 14th April|
|Magic U16||vs||Manchester Giants Green||TBC^ Play-off R2|
|Mansfield Giants||vs||Trafford U16||12:15pm Play-off R2|
|Magic U14||vs||Northamptonshire Titans||TBC^ Play-off R2|
|Sunday 15th April|
|Magic U18||vs||Newcastle Eagles||12:30pm Play-off R2|
Last Weekend’s Results:
|Saturday 7th April|
|Loughborough Student Riders||73 – 71*||Magic Seniors||2pm Play-off QF|
|Trafford U18||67 – 79||QE York Knights||1pm Play-off R1|
|Mystics U16||70 – 45||Richmond Knights||3:30pm Play-off R1|
|Mystics U14||61 – 66||Ipswich||1pm Play-off R1|
|Sunday 8th April|
|Trafford U16||95 – 47||John Leggott College
|12:30pm Play-off R1|
^ Check the website weekend fixtures on the homepage