In this week’s edition of our newsletter you’ll find: Magic vs Worthing Thunder, Mystics vs Leicester Riders, Manchester Mystics vs Sheffield Hatters, Haris Tournament Help, Primary Schools Basketball Festival, Get In The Zone, Haris Tournament 2018, On The Website, Want To Play 3×3 Basketball?, Fancy Joining Our Community Leagues?, Shop Online?, Community Sessions, Walking Basketball and National League Fixtures. We hope you enjoy it.
Manchester Magic vs Worthing Thunder
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�df9f️ Ticket prices Adult: £5, Children & Concessions: £2.50, Family (2 adults & 3 children): £12.50.
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Next Magic games: Saturday 8th December vs Worthing Thunder at 6:30pm
Saturday 15th December at Hemel Storm at 7:00pm Saturday 5th January vs Reading Rockets at 6:30pm
Saturday 12th January vs Leicester Warriors at 6:30pm
Manchester Mystics vs Leicester Riders
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Next Mystics games: Saturday 8th December vs Leicester Riders at 4:00pm
Saturday 15th December vs Sheffield Hatters at 4:00pm WBBL Cup Semi Final
Saturday 22nd December vs Nottingham Wildcats at 4:00pm
Saturday 5th January @ Newcastle Eagles at 4:00pm
Sunday 6th January @ Durham Palatinates at 3:00pm Saturday 12th January vs Cardiff Met Archers at 4:00pm
Haris Tournament Help
The 13th annual Haris Charalambous Memorial Basketball Tournament for U18 boys takes place at the Manchester Basketball Centre from 27-29 December.
For those that may not know, Haris is one of the most talented juniors to come through the club. From Stretford, he tragically died at the age of 21 after collapsing during a training session with Toledo University in the United States. A former England junior captain, Haris represented the club with distinction. His mother and sister continue to support the club.
The annual Haris Charalambous Memorial Basketball Tournament features some of the best British junior talent as well as teams from Europe and the US. This year is no exception and promises to be another exciting line-up.
That’s why I am writing to you now.
Firstly, if you have time over the busy festive period, we’d love to see you down at the centre supporting all the boys who take to the floor. The level of competition is fantastic and it truly is an inspirational event.
Secondly, we are looking for volunteers to help run the three-day event. There are lots of different roles to fill, so whether you have half a day to spare or all three, any help you can offer will be gratefully accepted.
Thirdly, I’m busy working on the tournament programme and wanted your help in securing some advertising. Adverts cost just £25, with all profits from the tournament going into the Haris Fund, which helps local youngsters pursue their basketball dreams.
Manchester Magic and Mystics welcome all children in school years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to attend our Primary Schools Basketball Festival at the Manchester Basketball Centre (Wilbram Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8GW), on Saturday 15th December at 1:00pm until 3:30pm.
Our professional and friendly coaching staff will be on court with you teaching you a variety of skills before organising you into teams and letting you play with and against your friends.
Primary Schools and community league clubs/teams are welcome to bring their own teams along, or teams can be formed within friendship groups once you arrive at the Basketball Festival.
The event is free for ALL kids to attend; you just need to bring suitable kit for an indoor sport.
If anyone is interested in coming along, please register your interest in attending by contacting Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07709 686 496.
Get In The Zone
GET IN THE ZONE with Manchester Magic pre-game clinics
1 hour coaching session by Manchester Magic players / coaches
Run out with the team and be a part of the huddle!
Free entry to the game + one adult
Limited places available
Saturday games @ 4:30-5:30pm*
Clinics are for boys and girls aged 5-11
Tickets cost £5
Book your place by calling 0161 881 0090
Venue: Manchester Basketball Centre, Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M16 8GW
*Subject to court availability
Haris Tournament 2018
Haris Memorial Tournament 2018, 27th-29th December at the Manchester Basketball Centre Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M16 8GW
The 13th annual Haris Memorial Tournament is nearly upon us, in the build up to the event we’ve got some exciting announcements to make about the 2018 edition of the Tournament, starting with the teams.
Here’s the first four teams announced so far:
Click here for more information about Blue Ridge School (USA). Click here for more information about NovaSchool (Spain). Click here for more information about CD Póvoa (Portugal). Click here for more information about Myerscough College.
Ticket information and news of participating teams coming soon! #Haris2018
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 Manchester Basketball Centre. If you would like to register your interest or want to know more, drop us an email email@example.com or call us 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, costs just £24 per team per game and you’ll be playing at the fantastic Manchester 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 Manchester 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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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.
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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
8:00 – 9:00pm Skills Lab Session Age 11-15 (Open to Age 9-17) Boys & Girls – £2.50
FRIDAYS Manchester Community Games
Come as a team or just turn up and play
Structured games with referees and coaches
17:45 – 18:30 Year 5-6 Boys and Girls Cost £2.50
18:30 – 19:30 Year 7-8 Boys and Girls Cost £2.50
19:30 – 20:30 Year 9-10 Boys Cost £2.50
20:30 – 21:30 Year 11-13 Boys Cost £2.50
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.