In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: Haris Memorial Tournament 2016, The Club Appoints New CEO, New Website Is Now Live, Magic and Mystics in England Squads, Magic vs Derby Trailblazers, Mystics vs Sevenoaks Suns, January Sales Shopping Online?, Get Cup Final Ready, Get your Quadruple Winners T-shirt, Merchandise available, Community Sessions and Walking Basketball at Amaechi Basketball Centre. We hope you enjoy it.
The Club has a new Chief Executive following the appointment of Phil Gordos.
A Trustee of the Club since the start of 2016, Phil has three boys in the Magic youth programme and is well known to many of you.
A former assistant editor with BBC Sport, the 47-year-old starts his official duties on 2 January.
“It’s a very special Club that has done so much good on and off the floor,” says Phil. “I’m looking forward to the job immensely and I cannot wait to get started.”
“It is great to have Phil on board in such an important job” said Joe Forber, a long-standing founder member of the Club.
“We have had great successes in the past but there is a lot to be done to flourish as basketball moves forward in a more competitive atmosphere. Phil has shown a great affection for our Club and I feel sure he is the person to take us forward”.
The first thing you’ll notice is a new url, so don’t forget to update your bookmarks!
We have designed the new website to be simpler to navigate, so no more drop downs, you will find everything from one of the links on the menu bar. The website has been built with mobile in mind; we can even edit it from our phones, pretty cool!
Here’s a breakdown of where to find what you are looking for:
Weekend fixtures and results are now on the homepage, you’ll find them in the space currently occupied by the Haris Tournament results (unless you’re viewing this days after publication in which case you’ll find it on the left hand side just under the fancy images near the top of the homepage).
You’ll notice tables are now on the homepage to the right of the fixtures, press view all to see who’s below the Magic and Mystics in the table (since both are currently fighting for their respective top spots).
Other pages, About Us where you’ll find more information about us including Club Charter, Philosophy and Staff; Honours where you’ll find our roll of honours for our teams and players; Events where you’ll find information about event such as the Haris Tournament and Our Partners & Sponsors where you can find out more about our partners and sponsors.
Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Family of 2 Adults and 2 Children £12.50Magic upcoming Fixtures:
Saturday 7th January @ Reading Rockets at 6:00pm
Saturday 14th January @ Westminster Warriors at 6:30pm Sunday 29th January vs Derby Trailblazers at 5:00pm Trophy Semi-Final
Saturday 4th February vs Leicester Warriors at 6:30pm
Sunday 5th February vs Essex Leopards at 4:00pm
Sunday 12th February @ London Lituanica at 1:00pm
Mystics upcoming Fixtures: Saturday 7th January vs Sevenoaks Suns at 4:00pm
Sunday 15th January vs Nottingham Wildcats at 12:00noon Cup Final (Barclaycard Arena)
Sunday 22nd January @ Caledonia Pride at 1:00pm Trophy Saturday 28th January vs Team Northumbria at 3:00pm Trophy
Saturday 4th February @ Sheffield Hatters at 3:00pm Trophy Saturday 11th February vs Nottingham Wildcats at 4:00pm Trophy
Saturday 18th February @ Nottingham Wildcats at 5:30pm
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 theeasyfundraising.org.uk site
The club earns money from the retailer for your purchases
You can even safe 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 £290 via Easyfundraising! (You helped us raise nearly £100 just in December!)
Thank you to everyone who signed up and helped us reach this mile-stone, join today and help us reach £300!
Remember it costs you NOTHING!
Get Cup Final Ready
Get Cup Final ready with Manchester Mystics Branded Gear
Get your special limited edition quadruple winners T-shirt Today from the merchandise store: http://stockportworkwear.com/magic/
Adults £11.99 Youth £10.99
(add optional print on back “National Cup National Trophy NBL Division 1 League and Play-off Champions 2015-16” for an £3 extra, plus postage and packaging, free pick up available from the store or the Amaechi Basketball Centre)
Limited selection of Merchandise will be available at the Centre at selected times, including during Magic games, examples of clothing will be on display but they are only available to purchase online via the link above. The club gets a percentage of the sales to put back into the club.
Please note Community sessions are now on a break over Christmas, they restart on Friday 6th January, Saturday 7th January and Monday 9th January.
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.
For More information contact Ollie Verbukas at email@example.com
Walking Basketball is on a break until Sunday 8th January.