In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: Manchester Mystics U12 and U14 Sessions, England U15 Squad, U11 Championships, Deng Top 50 Camp Selections, Shop Online?, Magic/Mystics National League U14 Camp, We’re looking for sponsorship, The Club needs your help, Get your Quadruple Winners T-shirt, Merchandise available, Community Sessions, Walking Basketball at Amaechi Basketball Centre and GB Men’s EuroBasket Qualifiers. We hope you enjoy it.
Manchester Mystics U12 and U14 Sessions
We now have a group of 15 Primary School girls from ages 7 – 11 years who are practising and improving their skills with a view to entering the Manchester Mystics National League programme.
We would like to increase these numbers but only with girls who are fully committed, very keen on their basketball and wish to improve their skills.
If you know anyone who fits the bill, they can just turn up at the session or contact me for more information.
Sunday at Amaechi Basketball Centre (M16 8GW), 10:30am – 12 noon, £2 per session.
Manchester Mystics are holding Girls coaching sessions for any players who wish to join the U12 and U14 groups in September.Sessions are only for keen basketball players who wish to improve their skills and have the ambition to play National League.
Joe Forber and Peter Paraskeva (Director of Basketball) will do the coaching. Sessions will begin on Sunday 29 May and go on to the end of the School Summer Term.
Amaechi Basketball Centre M16 8GW
Starts Sunday 29 May
10:30am – 12:00noon
£2 per sessionJoe Forber 07790-686496 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Paraskeva 07963-136807 email@example.com
England U15 Squad
Magic’s Aaron Martin has been selected in England U15 Squad that is heading for the Copenhagen Tournament on 17th – 19th June.
England Under-15’s have been drawn in Group A alongside Lebanon, one of Finland’s two participating teams and German side Niedersachsen.
Their schedule is as follows:
17 June – v Finland White U15 (8:30am UK time)
17 June – v Niedersachsen U15 (2pm UK time)
18 June – v Lebanon U15 (12pm UK time)
The group winners advance to the semi-finals, while the rest of the teams play for positions in the classification stages 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16.
The North West came out of the U11 Championship the victors in Sheffield over the weekend, with Magic represented by Billy, Ben and Matthew (pictured).
Deng Top 50 Camp Selections
Magic’s Hamad Ali, Michael Anumba and Kaiyem Cleary amongst Top 50 to attend the Deng Camp in Crystal Palace on 24th – 27th August. More Information here: http://dengcamp.com/top-50-list-2016/
DENGTOP50 is a 4-day residential camp that will invite 50 of the nation’s brightest talents to put their abilities to the test in a bid to be ranked the UK’s #1.
Each of the 50 players are hand-selected by a consortium of coaches and basketball affiliates all over the UK where they will undergo a series of individual drills, combine testing, classroom analysis, strength and conditioning training and competitive games.
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 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.uk including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ebay, Apple Store, asos, Boots, Currys, Debenhams, Game, LateRooms.com, Next, Sainsbury’s, SportsDirect.com, Travel Lodge, vodafone 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.
We have recently past £60 total funds raised, can we reach £100 by July?
Help us make it happen, by signing up to easyfundraising.org,uk Today!
Thank You in advance.
Magic/Mystics National League U14 Camp
Manchester Magic/Mystics National League U14 Camp 2016
Monday 1st August – Wednesday 3rd August 2016
9:30am – 4:00pm
at the Amaechi Basketball Centre
Who is it for?
Boys &Girls Any player in our National League U14 and below
The Club may invite specific players from outside our programme.
If in doubt about this, please contact Peter for clarification.
Contact Peter for an application form
Peter Paraskeva Mob: 07963136807
We’re looking for Sponsorship
The Greater Manchester Community Basketball Club, home to some of the best young talent in England and also known as the Manchester Magic and Mystics, is looking for sponsorship.
If you know of any companies who might be willing to back the club financially, we would be grateful for any help, contact Phil Gordos on 07872412926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club needs your help.
We currently rely on grants, benefactors and the excellent fundraising by Club members who give considerable time and effort to support the Community and National League programmes at the Centre.
An area in which we have been lacking in the past is Sponsorship. This could be for the Community Programme, Age Group National League teams and Senior Magic and Mystics teams. I am sure there are many opportunities to pursue this and I feel certain that there will be Club people out there who have the skills to help – be it in the field of business, finance and marketing. You may not be able to help directly but will know people who can.
If you can help the Club to grow and become even more influential in the local areas, I will be very grateful if you could contact me.
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 profits to put back into the club.
Coaching Sessions at Amaechi Basketball Centre
Whalley Range High School for Girls, Wilbraham Road, M16 8GW
5:30-6:30pm Year 3-6 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2
6:30-7:30pm Year 7-11 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2
Saturdays Years 3 – 6 9:15am – 11:00am Practice followed by games Cost £3
This session could include any Year 1/2 who currently play in League matches.
Years 1 & 2 9:15am – 10:00am only Cost £1.50
This session is for pupils who do not currently play in the League.
Please note Walking Basketball is now from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
GB Men’s EuroBasket Qualifiers
Tickets for the Senior Men’s FIBA EuroBasket 2017 home qualifying games at the Copper Box Arena are now available for fans to buy.
Head coach Joe Prunty and his players will step out for three vital games in the capital and you could help make the difference by being there to roar the team to victory as they bid to return to the FIBA EuroBasket Final Round.
Click HERE to book your place to watch your #GBballers in action against FYR of Macedonia, Luxembourg and Hungary in September!
Photos courtesy of John McGibbon Photography, images remain the property of John McGibbon Photography and MUST NOT be reproduced without permission. To view more of John’s Magic photos visit:www.johnmcgibbon.com/magic and Mystics photos visit: www.johnmcgibbon.com/mystics