Month: June 2022

Manchester Magic and Mystics News

Magic and Mystics Coaches for 2022/23

The Manchester Magic and Mystics are delighted to announce our National League coaches for the 2022-23 season. 

Manchester Magic U12/U14 3 – Head Coach Marc Jagger, Assisted by Sergio Lara-Bercial, Paul Middleton, Ambokile Bell and Andrew Vourliotis. 

Manchester Magic U14 2 – Head Coach Jason Parr Hilton, Assisted by Ed Bradley 

Manchester Magic U14/U16 2 – Head Coach Tom Paraskeva, Assisted by Adeleke Osinaike, Jason Parr-Hilton and Gareth Westwood. 

Trafford Magic U16 – Head Coach Mark Hamilton, Assisted by Tom Paraskeva 

Manchester Magic U16/ U18 Trafford – Head Coach Adam Morris, Assisted by Andrew Lang 

Manchester Magic U18/ Division 1 Men – Head Coach Peter Paraskeva, Assisted by Joshua Perkins, Will Brown, AdelekeOsinaike & Sergio Lara-Bercial 

Manchester Mystics U12 – Head Coach Rehana Khalil 

Manchester Mystics U14 1– Head Coaches Joe Andrew, Assisted by Holly Bryan, Natalie Fuertado. 

Manchester Mystics U14 2 – Head Coach Jim Carnegie, Assisted by James Carnegie

Manchester Mystics U14 3 – Head Coach Steve Keary, Assisted by Phil Matthews and Adam Masters.

Manchester Mystics U16 1 – Head Coaches Robert Fairely and Hannah Alty.

Manchester Mystics U16 2 – Head Coach Natalie Fuertado, Assisted by Joe Andrew and Marc Jagger. 

Manchester Mystics U18 1 / 2 – Head Coaches Robert Fairely and Hannah Alty.

Manchester Mystics Div 2 Women – Coaches to be confirmed.  

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Update on the Mystics programme

We recently had interviews for the Head of Mystics role but were unable to find a suitable candidate. We will continue to seek the right person for this role.

In the meantime, Robert Fairley will oversee the Mystics programme for U16 and older and Joe Forber will oversee the programme for U14 and younger. Both Rob and Joe are fully immersed in this at the moment and should be the contacts for any questions about their parts of the programme.

We will keep all our members updated as events move on.

The Club is almost ready to post the coaches for each team for next season. Stay in touch to get this information.

Joe Forber

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Phil Gordos leaving role as Manchester Magic and Mystics CEO after five years

Phil Gordos has decided to step down from his role as CEO of the Club after five years in his role and before that as a Trustee.

Chair of Trustees, Andrew Butterworth, thanked Phil for his contribution. “The Trustees would like to thank Phil for all his hard work and commitment over the past 5 years, especially during the unprecedented times of Covid. On behalf of the Trustees, the staff and all members of the Club, I would like to wish him well in whatever future endeavours he undertakes.”

Phil commented, “This has been one of the most rewarding roles I have ever undertaken. It has also been the most challenging. After more than five years of almost constant change coupled with the massive impact of a global pandemic, I felt it was time to step down.

“It will be a huge wrench to leave a club that has given me and my family so much. My boys grew up here and continue to benefit enormously from the opportunities the game of basketball has given them. The MBC has been a second home, too, and will remain a special place for us.

“I have also met and worked with so many wonderful people, some of whom are now close friends. Without their support, the job would have been impossible at times and I would like to thank everyone who has played their part in making this club the success story it is.

“It has been a privilege to have been CEO and I have no doubt that the Magic and Mystics will continue to go from strength to strength. I will always be a big fan.”

The Board of Trustees will be managing the club in the meantime until a new full time appointment can be made.

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