In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games, Magic And Mystics October Basketball Camp, Mystics’ Allen And Jones Earn GB Call Up, Manchester Mystics Seek New Players, Girls Saturday Sessions, Loreto College Open Day, Fancy Joining Our Community Leagues?, Shop Online?, Community Sessions, Walking Basketball At Amaechi Basketball Centre and National League Fixtures And Results. We hope you enjoy it.
The Weekend Wrap
Stefan Gill scored 31 points in a 79-69 win over Kent Crusaders as Manchester Magic made a winning start to their National League Division One campaign on Saturday.
Gill, who missed the first two games of the season because of suspension, added five steals and two assists as he wowed the crowd with some sharp-shooting.
Without the injured Donte Gittens, Magic started strongly, leading 21-12 after the first quarter and then 38-31 at the half.
Gill had only eight points by this stage, but ramped up the scoring in the second half as a youthful Kent side threatened a comeback.
Michael Anumba (15), Hamad Ali (13) and Ryan Lewis (12) also made it into double figures, with Lee Goldsbrough collecting 10 rebounds.
Magic face a trip to Leicester Warriors on Saturday before hosting Derbyshire Arrows in round three of the National Cup on Sunday (5pm).
Georgia Jones (23) and Lauren Thomas-Johnson (18) scored 41 points between them but it was not enough to stop Manchester Mystics from slipping to a 80-71 home defeat to Sheffield Hatters on Saturday.
Mystics, who opened with a fantastic road win at Team Northumbria last week, began well but lost the second quarter 21-11 and the third 23-16 to trail 62-48 with one remaining.
Gianna Woods topped the scoring for the visitors with 21 points, with Steph Gandy (17) and Helen Naylor (15) also making key contributions.
The Mystics are at home again this weekend, entertaining WBBL newbies Durham Palatinates, who lost 92-37 to Sheffield in their first game of the season.
There were big National Cup wins for Magic’s U18 and U16 teams this weekend, plus a number of gutsy performances from the club’s other junior teams.
Mystics U14’s second team claimed a nail-biting 54-52 away win at Tameside Royals Juniors for their first league victory, while Magic U14’s third team impressed and surprised in a fighting 76-59 loss to an older and bigger Lancashire Spinners outfit.
Magic U14’s first and second teams were both victorious, beating Manchester Giants 94-43 and Cheshire Wire Green 90-20 respectively, while Trafford U16s, Magic’s second team, made it through to round three of the National Cup with a comprehensive 92-76 win at Worcester Bears.
There were joined in the third round by the U16 first team, who beat Shropshire Warriors 132-53, and Magic U18s, who defeated Frankley Falcons, 102-36.
Mystics U16’s were also in National Cup action but bowed out 73-32 in round one at Northants Lightning.
There were also league losses for Magic’s Division Four team, Magic U18s and Trafford U16s.
Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Family of 2 Adults and 3 Children £12.50
Magic And Mystics October Basketball Camp
October Half-Term Community Camp
Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October
9:30am – 4:00pm
£15 per day, £65* for full week. £20 per day for early drop-off or late pick-up, £85 for full week*
*book by Friday 13th October
All abilities welcome, for 4 to 16 year olds
Phone centre on 0161-881-0090 for full details Click here to download an application form
Britain then travel to Northern Greece where they will face their first away game at the 4,000 capacity Kozani Arena on Wednesday November 15th.
Manchester Mystics Seek New Players
Manchester Mystics are holding a trial on Monday 16th October as they continue to seek new players for their expanding junior programme.We are looking for girls who to play at Under 15 and Under 16 level (born after 1st September 2002) are welcome to attend the try-out.
The trial, is free to attend, from 6pm to 7pm at the Amaechi Basketball Centre, Whalley Range Girls School, Wilbraham Road, M16 8GW.
Girls Saturday Sessions
Looking to improve your game?
Want to play National League for the Mystics?
We’re looking for girls to attend our Saturday sessions at 11:00am – 12:15pm for girls in school years 7 to 9, cost is £2.50 per session, at the Amaechi Basketball Centre, Wilbraham Road, M16 8GW
Loreto College Open Day
Interested in joining our successful Academy at Loreto sixth form College?
Attend the open day on Sunday 15 October 10am-1pm
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.
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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
7:15 – 8:45pm Year 7-13 Coaching/Games Boys & Girls – £16 per Team
9:15 – 10:15am Tiny Tits 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.