In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: Manchester Magic And Mystics Summer Camps, Four Magic And One Mystic Selected In Wales U16 Squads For European Championships, Kaiyem Cleary Makes GB U18 Squad For European Championships, Future Looking Bright For Magic As Under 12s Show Promising Signs, Mystics Looking For Girls To Attend Girls-Only Pre-Season Camp, Mystics Alumni Brierley’s Progress With GB Under 20s At European Championships, Manchester Magic 2017-18 Season Tickets On Sale, Manchester Magic Are Looking For Shirt And Short Sponsors, Summer Of International Basketball Schedule And Results, Manchester Sport And Physical Activity Survey, Fancy Joining Our Community Leagues On Friday Nights?, Mystics Looking For Volunteer Coaches To Join Their National League Programme, Shop Online?, Community Sessions, Walking Basketball At Amaechi Basketball Centre and Want To Become A Basketball Referees? We hope you enjoy it.
The Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics will be holding two five-day basketball camps this summer. Week 1 will run from Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July and Week 2 will run from Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August.
It’s for children in school years 3-12 and will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day. All abilities welcome.
You’ll get expert tuition from some of the top National League coaches in the country, together with some of our senior Magic stars.
The cost of the camp is £40 for the full week or £10 per day.
You can download the booking form by clicking here.
Simply fill it out and hand it in to the office at the Amaechi Basketball Centre, together with your payment.
Four Magic And One Mystic Selected In Wales U16 Squads For European Championships
Congratulations to Magic’s Sion Gordon, Ben Gordos, Luke Gordos and Fredric Rouse who has been selected in the final 12 of the Wales Under 16 Boys squad for the upcoming FIBA Under 16 Boys European Championships in Andorra. The Team are led by Magic’s Aurimas Verbukas (aka Coach Ollie).
Congratulations to Mystics’ Beth McLoughlin who has been selected in the final 12 of the Wales Under 16 Girls squad for the upcoming FIBA Under 16 Girls European Championships in Gibraltar.
Wales Under 16 Boys Schedule:
Division C – 23rd – 30th July – Group A in Andorra La Vella, Andorra
Future Looking Bright For Magic As Under 12s Show Promising Signs
Manchester Magic’s future looks in very good hands judging by the performances and success of their talented kids.
For the past couple of weeks, members of the Under 12 squad, some as young as eight, have been back and forth to Leeds for tournaments, winning one and earning lots of praise for their play and behaviour.
In the two-day Leeds Force Invitational on 8 and 9 July, Magic Black were crowned champions after winning every game, with Magic Red joint second alongside the hosts and London United.
Magic Black’s Thomas Kelly was voted tournament MVP.
In the Champion of Champions event on 15 July, Magic took just one team to Leeds and finished second to Manchester Giants, losing to their city rivals in the final after beating them earlier in the competition.
Magic’s Matthew Goodwin picked up one of two MVP awards on offer.
With the summer break fast approaching, the focus will soon turn to the National League camps at the end of August as the players prepare for the new campaign in September.
Magic will be fielding three teams at Under 14 level – one in the Premier and two in the Conference.
Mystics Looking For Girls To Attend Girls-Only Pre-Season Camp
Manchester Mystics now have two Under 16 Girls teams competing in the National League next season, one in the Premier Division and one in the Northern Conference.
Anyone wishing to try out for either team are welcome to attend our girls-only pre-season camp at the Amaechi Basketball Centre from Tuesday 29th August to Friday 1st September.
Any girls wishing to try out for our Under 18 team are also welcome.
We also have a fast-growing Under 13 squad for girls aged Year 8 and below in September, including primary school. Anyone wishing to join this squad may also attend the camp.
If you think your standard may be suitable, please contact one of the coaches below:
Summer Of International Basketball Schedule And Results
Great Britain Summer Schedule:
GB Senior Men – EuroBasket – 31st August – 17th September – Group B in Turkey
Fri 1st at 12:15pm vs Belgium, Sat 2nd at 7:00pm vs Turkey, Mon 4th at 12:15pm vs Latvia, Tue 5th at 3:00pm vs Serbia, Thu 7th at 12:30pm vs Russia, Sat 9th/Sun 10th Round of 16, Tue 12th/Wed 13th Quarter Finals, Thu 14th/Fri 15th Semi-Finals, Sun 17th Final / 3rd/4th Place Game
GB Under 18 Men – Division B – 28th July – 6th August – Group A in Tallinn, Estonia
Fri 28th at 11:45am vs Czech Republic, Sat 29th at 6:30pm vs Netherlands, Sun 30th at 4:15pm vs Sweden, Tue 1st at 2:00pm vs Luxembourg, Wed 2nd at 11:45am vs Albania, Fri 4th Quarter Finals or 9-16 or 17-24 Classification Games, Sat 5th Semi Final or 5-24 Classification Games, Sun 6th Final or 3-24 Classification Games
GB Under 18 Women – Division B – 4th – 13th August – Group D in Dublin, Ireland
Fri 4th at 6:15pm vs Ukraine, Sat 5th at 4:00pm vs Moldova, Sun 6th at 6:15pm vs MKD, Tue 8th at 6:15pm vs Ireland, Wed 9th at 1:45pm vs Slovak Republic, Fri 11th Quarter Finals or 9-16 or 17-24 Classification Games, Sat 12th Semi Final or 5-24 Classification Games, Sun 13th Final or 3-24 Classification Games
GB Under 16 Boys – Division B – 10th – 19th August – Group D in Sofia, Bulgaria
Thu 10th at 6:30pm vs Luxembourg, Fri 11th at 6:30pm vs Georgia, Sat 12th at 2:00pm vs MKD, Mon 14th at 6:30pm vs Kosovo, Tue 15th at 4:15pm vs Portugal, Thu 17th Quarter Finals or 9-16 or 17-24 Classification Games, Fri 18th Semi Final or 5-24 Classification Games, Sat 19th Final or 3-24 Classification Games
GB Under 16 Girls – Division B – 17th – 26th August – Group D in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Wales Under 16 Boys – Division C – 23rd – 30th July – Group A in Andorra La Vella, Andorra (Magic’s Sion Gordon, Ben Gordos, Luke Gordos and Fredric Rouse, plus Head Coach Aurimas Verbukas aka Coach Ollie)
Sun 23rd at 1:15pm vs Moldova, Mon 24th at 11:00am vs Malta, Wed 26th at 3:45pm vs Gibraltar, Thu 27th at 1:15pm vs Armenia, Sat 29th Semi-Final or 5-8 Classification Games, Sun 30th Final or 3-10 Classification Games
Wales Under 16 Girls – Division C – 25th – 30th July – Group B in Gibraltar (Mystics’ Beth McLoughlin)
Whether you’re a total couch potato, or already coached to athletic perfection, we want to know YOUR views on physical activity in Manchester: what would get you active (if you’re not already) or what would help you to maintain / improve your fitness?
The Manchester Sport & Physical Activity Survey has been developed to find out YOUR opinion about how we can shape up what we do.
Whether or not you live in Manchester, your views will help shape the future of sport and physical activity opportunities across the city.
Mystics Looking For Volunteer Coaches To Join Their National League Programme
Manchester Mystics are on the lookout for volunteer coaches to join their successful junior National League programme.
They need passionate and dedicated individuals whose motivation is helping players develop and succeed, both on and off the court.
Based at the Amaechi Basketball Centre in Whalley Range, the Mystics have a track record of nurturing some of the best young talent in the country and run sides at Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 level.
They have recently created a second team to compete at Under 16 level in the 2017/18 season.
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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
6:30 – 7:30pm Year 7-11 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £2 7:30 – 9:45pm Open Age Leagues Men & Women – £21 per Team
8:30 – 9:30pm Adult-only session for Men and Women who want to learn how to play basketball – £1
5:00 – 6:00pm Boys and Girls Session Ages 14 – 18 – £2
7:15 – 8:45pm Year 7-13 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £16 per Team
9:15 – 10:00am Primary Year 1 & 2 Coaching Boys and Girls – £1.50
9:15 – 11:00am Primary Year 3 – 6 Practice followed by Games Boys and Girls – £3
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.