In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games, Vote For Our Basketball Roadshow, Special Offer: Great Britain Women vs Israel For £3, Calling All Dancers!, On The Website, Girls Saturday Sessions, Want To Play 3×3 Basketball?, 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
Manchester Magic claimed a major win by ending the unbeaten record of Division One rivals Reading Rockets on Saturday.
In a battle between two top sides, the Magic took control of the game towards the end of the third quarter, when they built up a 14-point lead.
They went on to seal a 93-88 victory to keep themselves in touch with the early leaders.
Donte Gittens claimed 15 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds for the Magic, with Stefan Gill (21 points), Ryan Lewis (16) and Michael Anumba (13) also making key contributions.
Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo and Tyme Regent-Bascombe also made a big impact off the bench as Magic recorded their third league win of the campaign.
Magic face a double header this weekend. They travel to Team Newcastle University on Saturday before facing Team Northumbria at home on Sunday (5pm tip).
Dominique Allen registered 9 points and 16 rebounds as Manchester Mystics beat visitors Barking Abbey London Lions 54-39 in the WBBL.
Georgia Jones (13 points), Rheanne Bailey (10) and Natalie Chaloner (9) were also on the scoresheet as the Mystics made it three wins from their opening five games to lie fourth in the table.
There is no game for the Mystics this weekend but Allen and Jones will be on Great Britain duty against Israel on Saturday at the National Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue.
Magic’s U16 first team notched up a hat-trick of emphatic wins in the National League at the weekend, while there was an impressive double for the Mystics U16 second team.
The U16 boys kick-started their run of victories with a thumping 117-69 win over Premier North rivals Mansfield Giants before stepping up to U18 Conference level to beat Lancashire Spinners Bury 92-43. On Sunday, they made it win number three with a thumping 137-59 success at Stockport Falcons, again at U18 Conference level.
The Mystics U16 second team recorded a 59-37 win over Leicester Warriors on Saturday before chalking up a 83-45 victory over Lancashire Spinners on Sunday to move to second in the North table.
There were also wins for the Mystics U16 first team, who beat Surrey Goldhawks 53-40, and the Mystics U14 team, who crushed Lancashire Spinners 92-28.
Magic U18s were also on the winning trail, beating City of Leeds Basketball Academy 90-73, while Magic’s U14 team defeated Premier North opponents Cheshire Wire 94-34.
But there were battling defeats for Magic’s Division Four team (48-85) at Myerscough College II, Magic’s U14 third team (48-55) at Manchester Giants, Trafford U16 (76-80) at home to Cheshire Phoenix Juniors, and Mystics U14 second team (36-48) at home to Stockport Lapwings II.
Special Offer: Great Britain Women vs Israel For £3
Great Britain Senior Women’s Basketball Team open their FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2019 Qualifier campaign against Israel at the National Basketball Performance Centre on Saturday 11th November at 7:30pm.
In addition to the on the court action the event is jam packed full of entertainment around the game which makes for a fun packed evening out. Book your tickets today to see the very best of British Women’s basketball.
As a special offer to Manchester Mystics & Manchester Magic we are offering tickets priced at only £3.
To book call 0116 266 3339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Mystics or Magic to access this amazing discounted price!
Calling All Dancers!
Could you be a Manchester Magic cheerleader?
We are looking for dancers aged 16 years and over to join our team for the 2017/18 season.
You’ll need great energy and enthusiasm, plus the desire to represent the Magic with class and sass.
The cheerleading team will be performing at home games at the Amaechi Basketball Centre in Whalley Range.
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
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 Amaechi Basketball Centre. If you would like to register your interest or want to know more, drop an email to Toloe, our Basketball Development Officer, at email@example.com or call him 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?
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
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
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.