Month: April 2019

May Community Camp 2019

Manchester Magic and Mystics May Community Camp

The Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics will host a two-day basketball camp for primary school children on Monday 27th May and Tuesday 28th May.

The Camp will be run by top junior coach Paul Cantwell, catering for all abilities, so new players can have fun and learn the basics, while the more experienced can really advance their game.

The venue is the fantastic Manchester Basketball Centre, a three-court facility that is home to one of the top junior basketball programmes in the country.

To book both days (10am-3pm) will cost you £25. For one day, it’s £15.

Book early because places are limited.

To book or for more information, call 0161 881 0090.

The Manchester Basketball Centre is situated at Whalley Range High School for Girls on Wilbraham Road (M16 8GW).

Basketball England

Mystics’ Charli Wroe selected in England U15 squad for Nottingham Tournament

Congratulations to Manchester Mystics’ Charli Wroe who has been selected in the England U15 Squad for the upcoming Tournament in Nottingham next week, after attending the Initial England Development Squad camp held at the National Basketball Performance Cente earlier this week.

Manchester Magic’s Ben Brown, Lucas Ricketts, Bradley May and Toby Akinlade and Manchester Mystics’ Kizzy Spence, Olivia Forster, Esha Rani Naya and Eleni Vourliotis were also selected for the initial squads and may get opportunties to represent England later in the summer, see below for the schedule.

The schedule of activity for 2019 is as below:

Easter Training Camp (Under 15 & Under 14 Boys & Girls)  Monday 8 April – Wednesday 10 April National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester

Nottingham Tournament (Under 15 Girls) Thursday 18 – Friday 19 April Nottingham Wildcat Arena, Nottingham

Lions Cup (Under 15 Boys) Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April Paris, France

May Half Term Training Camp (Under 15 & Under 14 Boys & Girls) Tuesday 28 May – Thursday 30 May National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester

Copenhagen Invitational Tournament (Under 14 & Under 15 Boys & Girls) Thursday 20 June – Sunday 23 June Copenhagen, Denmark.

August Camp (Under 14 Boys & Girls) Tuesday 6 August – Thursday 8 August National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester

Valencia Tournament (Under 14 Boys & Girls) Wednesday 14 August – Sunday 18 August Valencia, Spain

Manchester Mystics U12 2019

Mystics U12 win silver in Girls Northern Basketball League Cup Play-off

After an excellent U12 Girls Northern League season in which Sheffield and Manchester tied for first place in the League, we held our Play-offs on Sunday 7 April at All Saints in Sheffield.

There were 2 different Play-offs, one for the Cup competition and one for the Plate competition.

Cup Results

There was very little to choose between Sheffield, Northants and Manchester, with Sheffield being able to finish the last few minutes a little stronger than the other teams.  Congratulations to Sheffield.  

Manchester Mystics 32 – 42 Sheffield Hatters

Manchester Mystics 51 – 39 Northants Lightning

Sheffield Hatters 47 – 45 Northants Lightning

Plate Results

Derby Trailblazers 70 – 20 City of Leeds

Derby Trailblazers 42 – 24 Lancashire Spinners

City of Leeds 4 – 53 Lancashire Spinners

Despite the Leeds team being the youngest team present, they acquitted themselves very well and their time is yet to come.

60 – 70 Under 12 girls enjoyed a great day, supported by a large crowd of parents and friends. Each player received a medal and T-shirt to commemorate the day.  All games were played in excellent spirit and it was a memorable day to finish the season.

The League and Play-offs were sponsored by Greater Manchester Sport and sincere thanks to them for their support.