In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Battle Of Manchester, Magic vs Team Newcastle National Trophy, Mystics vs Durham Palatinates, Magic And Mystics’ Jumble Sale – Items Wanted, On The Website, Want To Play 3×3 Basketball?, Fancy Joining Our Community Leagues?, Shop Online?, Community Sessions, Walking Basketball and National League Fixtures. We hope you enjoy it.
The Battle Of Manchester
Manchester Magic vs Manchester Giants
Game Two: at the Manchester Basketball Centre (M16 8GW), Tuesday 18th September, at 8pm.
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Ticket for Tuesday’s game are available on the door, Adult: £5, Children & Concessions: £2.50, Family (2 adults & 3 children): £12.50.
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Magic are yet to get a win in their pre-season games, losing 63-69 at home to USA Select and 97-93 at Liverpool. Magic’s Americans have both now arrived, Jonathan Barnes played in the game against the Giants and showed a little bit of what he will bring to the team. Josh Davenport has picked up an injury and sat out as a precaution. It has been the introduction of the junior players that has been the most pleasing, as they have all seen court time and contributing to the team, including an MVP performance from Luke Gordos against USA Select.
Manchester Magic vs Team Newcastle
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Manchester Mystics vs Durham Palatinates
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Magic And Mystics’ Jumble Sale – Items Wanted
The club plans to hold a jumble sale of basketball and other sports clothing and equipment in September.
All money raised will go towards funding the Community and Junior National League programmes.
If you have any items in good condition that you no longer need or your children have outgrown – vests, shorts, t-shirts, etc – please bring them into the office at the Manchester Basketball Centre.
More details about the jumble sale will be announced in due course.
On The Website
Pilkington named captain, Houghton vice-captain
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 Manchester Basketball Centre. If you would like to register your interest or want to know more, drop an email us email@example.com or call us 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 restart in September after the summer break. It costs just £24 per team per game and you’ll be playing at the fantastic Manchester 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 Manchester 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 £895 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!
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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
8:00 – 9:00pm Skills Lab Session Age 11-15 (Open to Age 9-17) Boys & Girls – £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
Sundays 7:00pm – 8:30pm £3 (first session free!)
Walking Basketball delivers a walking paced version of the fast and furious game we are all used to.
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National League Fixtures and Results
This Weekend’s Fixtures:
|Tuesday 18th September|
|Magic Seniors||vs||Manchester Giants||8:00pm Pre-Season|
|Saturday 22nd September|
|Magic Seniors||vs||Team Newcastle||6:30pm Trophy|
|Trafford U18||vs||City of Edinburgh||3:30pm|
|Magic U16||vs||Sheffield Sharks||1:00pm|
|Trafford U16||vs||City of Edinburgh||1:00pm|
|Magic 3 U14||vs||Mersey Mavericks||3:30pm|
Last Weekend’s Results:
|Tuesday 11th September|
|Magic Seniors||63-69||USA Select||8:00pm Pre-Season|
|Saturday 15th September|
|Liverpool||97-93||Magic Seniors||5:30pm Pre-Season|
|Sunday 16th September|
|Manchester Giants||86-60||Magic Seniors||5:00pm Pre-Season|
|Mystics U12||76-36||Northants Lightings||2:30pm U12 GNBL|
|Mystics U12||74-21||Mersey Mavericks||4:00pm U12 GNBL|