In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, GDPR, Magic And Mystics Trials, 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 Results. We hope you enjoy it.
The Weekend Wrap
It was a massive weekend for our Magic and Mystics Juniors teams at the Junior Final Fours at the National Basketball Performance Centre.
Magic U18 beat Team Birmingham Elite 81-67 in the Semi-Final on Saturday at 4:45pm; they also beat Myerscough College 73-71 after overtime in the on Sunday at 4:45pm to be crowned National Champions!
Magic U18 were led by Michael Anumba (26 points), Sanmi Fajana (16 points) and Dan Gargan (13 points) in the Semi-Final against Team Birmingham Elite and by Michael Anumba picked up the MVP award (25 points and 13 rebounds) in the Final against Myerscough College, he had support from Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo (12 points and 8 rebounds) and Sanmi Fajana (12 points and 7 rebounds).
Mystics U18 lost 32-53 against Charnwood College Riders in the Semi-Final on Saturday at 2:45pm; they then lost 59-41 against Haringey Angels in the 3rd/4th place game on Sunday at 2:30pm to finish fourth.
Mystics U18 were led by Jade Mbam (7 points), Fiona Connolly (6 points) and Lina Asobirionwu (6 points) in the Semi-Final and by Fiona Connolly (8 points), Shona Williams (7 points) and Chloe Andrew (6 points) against Haringey Angels in the 3rd/4th place game.
Magic U16 beat London Greenhouse Pioneers 78-56 in the Semi-Final on Saturday at 12:00noon, they then lost 71-55 against Haringey Hawks in the Final on Sunday at 12:15pm to finish second.
Magic U16 were led by Greg Wild (14 points), Dan Gargan (13 points) and Joshua Grant (10 points) in against London Greenhouse Pioneers in the Semi-Final and by Jason Ani (17 points), Dan Gargan (8 points) and Saul May (7 points) against Haringey Hawks in the Final.
Magic U14 lost 51-50 in a very close game against Brentwood Fire in the Semi-Final on Saturday at 2:45pm; they also lost 68-51 to City of Birmingham in the 3rd/4th place game on Sunday at 10:00am to finish fourth.
Magic U14 were led by Bradley May (16 points), Mandre Costa (14 points) and Benjamin Brown (10 points) against Brentwood Fire in the Semi-Final and by Bradley May (14 points), Ben Brown (10 points), Ali Gohari (6 points) and Anari Stewart-Rhoomes (6 points) against City of Birmingham in the 3rd/4th place game.
The Manchester Mystics season came to an end after a 76-69 defeat at Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday evening in the WBBL Play-off Quarter Finals.
The Mystics were led by Samantha Roscoe (14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal), Georgia Jones (11 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists), Rheanne Bailey (13 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and a steal), Natalie Chaloner (10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals) Lauren Thomas-Johnson (9 points, 4 rebounds and a steal), Dominique Allen (5 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists) and Isabel Bueriberi (7 points, 2 rebounds and an assist).
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Magic and Mystics Trials
Manchester Magic and Mystics will be holding trials for its junior teams in early May.
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 (Year 4 Girls welcome)
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.
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.
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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.