In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: The Weekend Wrap, Junior Final Fours, Magic And Mystics Trials, 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
The Manchester Mystics lost 57-44 to Sevenoaks Suns at home on Saturday evening, the result saw the Suns crowned WBBL Championship Champions.
Both teams struggled offensively; it was the class of Cat Carr and Ta’yani Clarke from the Suns that saw the visitors to victory.
Mystics were led by Georgia Jones (13 points 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal) with support from Samantha Roscoe (9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks), Rheanne Bailey (7 points, 3 rebounds, an assist and a steal), Dominique Allen (4 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals) and Lauren Thomas-Johnson (2 points, 6 rebounds and an assist).
Mystics finish the WBBL regular season in 5th and will face Nottingham Wildcats away in the Play-off Quarter Finals on Saturday 5th May at 5:30pm.
The WBBL will have a new team next season with the addition of Essex Rebels (known as Essex Blades in WNBL Division 1) joining the league.
It’s a massive weekend next weekend (5th/6th May) for our Magic and Mystics Juniors teams at the Junior Final Fours at the National Basketball Performance Centre.
Junior Final Fours
Magic and Mystics teams who will be at Junior Final Fours (5th/6th May) are:
Saturday 5th May:
Magic U18 vs Team Birmingham Elite at 4:45pm Semi-Final
Mystics U18 vs Charnwood College Riders at 2:45pm Semi-Final
Magic U16 vs London Greenhouse Pioneers at 12:00noon Semi-Final
Magic U14 vs Brentwood Fire at 2:45pm Semi-Final
Sunday 6th May:
U18 Men Final / 3rd/4th Place at 4:45pm,
U18 Women Final / 3rd/4th Place at 2:30pm,
U16 Boys Final / 3rd/4th Place at 12:15pm,
U14 Boys Final at 2:30pm / 3rd/4th Place at 10:00am
Tickets are available on the Basketball England website or on the door, Adults £5, U16/Students (NUS)/OAPs FREE, Adult Weekend Ticket £7.50
Magic and Mystics Trials
Manchester Magic and Mystics will be holding trials for its junior teams in early May.
Two days have been set aside for boys and girls to show off their basketball skills.
The trials will be held on Saturday 12th May and Sunday 13th May (attend either day), at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.
Mystics (girls) trials will be at 12:30pm – 2:00pm for the following age groups:
Under 12: Current school years 5, 6 (Year 4 Girls welcome)
Under 14: Current school years 7, 8
Under 16: Current school years 9, 10
Under 18: Current school years 11, 12
Magic (boys) trials will be split by age group at the following times:
Under 12: Current school years 5, 6 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Under 14: Current school years 7, 8 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Under 16: Current school years 9, 10 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Under 18: Current school years 11, 12 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
All abilities are welcome and there is no charge to take part.
Venue: Amaechi Basketball Centre, Whalley Range High School, Wilbraham Road, M16 8GW.
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.
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.
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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.