In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Next Home Games, Tesco’s Bags Of Help, On The Website, 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
With the recent snow affecting large parts of the Country a total of eight games were postponed due to the weather, including Manchester Magic Senior Men travelling to face Worthing Thunder based on the Met office’s advice not to travel.
Up next the Magic is back-to-back home games with bottom of the league Lancashire Spinners on Saturday at 6:30pm and they face the tricky Leicester Warriors on Sunday at 5:00pm at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.
Manchester Mystics return to the Amaechi Basketball Centre was postponed due to Cardiff Met Archers being unable to travel thanks to the snow around the area preventing them from leaving Wales.
Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters were too hot to handle for the Mystics WBBL side, as the Mystics fell 93-62 at All-Saints High School on Sunday afternoon.
Mystics were led by Georgia Jones’ 22 points, 4 rebound and 4 assists, with support from Rheanne Bailey (16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals) and Samantha Roscoe (6 points and 4 rebounds).
The next game for the Mystics will be on Sunday 11th March at Nottingham Wildcats at 5:00pm.
Magic 2 Seniors lost 79-49 at Sheffield Sabres on Saturday, while on Sunday they bounced back to beat Stockport Falcons 92-87 after overtime, playing as the away team but at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.
Mystics U16 beat the mighty Haringey Angels 58-38, having lost 66-37 at the Angels earlier in the season, that’s a massive 49 point turn around. They have one game remaining a rearranged game against Southend Swifts (date and time to be confirmed).
Trafford U16 had a 43 point turn around beating Cheshire Wire 71-58 on the road, having lost at home earlier in the season 32-62. They have one game remaining a rearranged game against in-house rivals Magic U16 (date and time to be confirmed).
Trafford U18 beat Preston Pride Orange 86-50 on the road, Trafford U18 have two games remaining.
Magic U14 beat Cheshire Wire 99-43. Magic U14 have two games remaining. Magic 2 U14 beat Stockport Falcons 72-52 at home, Magic 2 U14 have one game remaining against Cheshire Phoenix Juniors at home on Saturday.
Mystics U14 beat Sheffield Hatters 67-65; they needed to beat Sheffield by nine or more points to effectively win the North title, winning by two points means it is now Sheffield’s title to lose, with Mystics sitting in second place. Mystics U14 have one game remaining at Tameside Royals Juniors on Saturday.
The junior games postponed due to snow were: Magic U18 vs Sheffield Junior Sharks, Trafford U18 vs Barrow Thorns, Mystics 2 U16 vs Leicester Warriors, Mystics U18 vs City of Leeds, Manchester Giants vs Magic 3 U14 and Mystics 2 U14 vs Hatfield Fliers.
Next Home Games
Manchester Magic vs Lancashire Spinners
🏀Manchester Magic vs Lancashire Spinners 📆 Saturday 10th March 🕐 6:30pm 🏆 NBL Division 1 Men League 📍 At the Amaechi Basketball Centre 🎟️ Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Family of 2 Adults and 3 Children £12.50
Saturday 10th March vs Lancashire Spinners at 6:30pm
Sunday 11th March vs Leicester Warriors at 5:00pm
Saturday 17th March vs Bradford Dragons at 6:30pm
Sunday 18th March at Derby Trailblazers at 4:15pm Saturday 24th March vs Loughborough Student Riders at 6:30pm
Sunday 25th March at Loughborough Student Riders at 6:30pm
TBC at Worthing Thunder (postponed from Saturday 3rd March due to snow)
Upcoming Mystics fixtures:
Sunday 11th March at Nottingham Wildcats at 4:30pm
Sunday 18th March at Durham Palatinates at 3:00pm WBBL Trophy Saturday 31st March vs Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters at 4:00pm WBBL Trophy
Saturday 7th April WBBL Trophy Semi-Final
Saturday 14th April WBBL Trophy Final
Friday 20th April at Leicester Riders at 5:00pm Saturday 28th April vs Sevenoaks Suns at 4:00pm
TBC vs Cardiff Met Archers (postponed from Saturday 3rd March due to snow)
Greater Manchester Community Basketball is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Greater Manchester Community Basketball is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March and April on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Shop Online? (Double donation week have been extended for another week, 18th-24th on selected online stores)
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 save 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 £750 via Easyfundraising! Thank you to everyone who signed up and helped us reach this mile-stone, join today and help us reach £800!
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Start raising money today by adding the debit and credit cards you use to purchase in-store.
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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.