In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games,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
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. Mystics’ Dominique Allen and Georgia Jones were in action at the Commonwealth Games, where Team England won Silver on Saturday.
With the Mystics Juniors not in action until the Quarter Finals stage next weekend, the Magic Juniors continued their play-off campaigns at the second round stage.
Magic U18 advanced to the play-off quarter finals after a 105-63 victory over Newcastle Eagles at home in round 2. They face Thames Valley Cavaliers on the road in the Quarter Finals on the weekend of 21st/22nd April.
Magic U16 advanced to the play-off quarter finals after a 93-38 victory over local rivals Manchester Giants Greens at home in round 2. They face Lewisham Thunder at home in the Quarter Finals on the weekend of 21st/22nd April.
Trafford U16’s great season came to an end as they lost 101-84 to Mansfield Giants on the road in round 2. Having played Mansfield Giants for the third time this season this time around was the closest Trafford have come, losing the previous two outings by 46 on both occasions. The Magic U15 side can take real positives from cutting that gap down to 17 points and their season as a whole was a huge success, having made the play-offs despite being a year younger than the other teams in the Premier North Division.
Magic U14 advanced to the play-off quarter finals after a 72-62 victory over Northamptonshire Titans at home in round 2. They face London Youngblood Lions at home in the Quarter Finals on the weekend of 21st/22nd April.
Magic and Mystics teams in the quarter finals of the play-offs next weekend (21st/22nd April) are:
Magic U18 on the road to Thames Valley Cavaliers
Mystics U18 on the road to Reading Rockets
Magic U16 at home to Lewisham Thunder
Mystics U16 on the road to Ipswich
Magic U14 at home to London Youngblood Lions
(Date and times are to be confirmed)
Next Home Games
Manchester Mystics vs Sevenoaks Suns
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Upcoming Mystics fixtures:
Saturday 28th April vs Sevenoaks Suns at 7:15pm
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:
Anumba ready to woo Winthrop
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
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:
|Friday 20th April|
|Leicester Riders||vs||Mystics WBBL||5pm|
|Saturday 21st April|
|Thames Valley Cavaliers||vs||Magic U18||TBC Play-off QF|
|Reading Rockets||vs||Mystics U18||4:30pm TBC Play-off QF|
|Magic U16||vs||Lewisham Thunder||TBC Play-off QF|
|Magic U14||vs||London Youngblood Lions||3:30pm TBC Play-off QF|
|Sunday 22nd April|
|Ipswich||vs||Mystics U16||1pm TBC Play-off QF|
Last Weekend’s Results:
|Saturday 14th April|
|Magic U16||93 – 38||Manchester Giants Green||1pm Play-off R2|
|Mansfield Giants||101 – 84||Trafford U16||12:15pm Play-off R2|
|Sunday 15th April|
|Magic U18||105 – 63||Newcastle Eagles||12:30pm Play-off R2|
|Magic U14||72 – 62||Northamptonshire Titans||3pm Play-off R2|
^ Check the website weekend fixtures on the homepage