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Flournoy relishing Wembley return

Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fabulous Flournoy says he's looking forward to taking his side back to Wembley in the British Basketball League (BBL) playoff final this weekend.

The Eagles will face Worcester Wolves in front of a 9,000 capacity sell-out crowd on Sunday 11 May.

Newcastle Eagles were beaten by Leicester Riders in the playoff final last season.


Eagles prepare for Wembley

Newcastle Eagles stage their final press conference of the season Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Newcastle Eagles are preparing for a return trip to Wembley on Sunday.

The British Basketball League (BBL) champions face Worcester Wolves in the BBL playoff final on May 11.

The BBL Championship trophy Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Eagles were knocked out of the BBL Trophy by Worcester in February after losing 73-86 at Sport Central.

Eagles crowned BBL champions after Surrey win

Newcastle Eagles player-coach Fabulous Flournoy with the BBL Championship trophy Credit: Newcastle Eagles

Newcastle Eagles have been crowned British Basketball League champions for the sixth time after beating Surrey United this afternoon.

The Eagles won 106-58 in their final Championship game of the season.

Eagles set to win Championship

The Eagles in training Credit: ITV News

By Sunday the Eagles could, should and probably will be the champions of the British Basketball League.

Newcastle are in Birmingham on Saturday and Surrey on Sunday.

They're the league's bottom clubs and if, as predicted, the Eagles win both games they will clinch their fifth title in seven years.

Durham are also in action; they face Leicester on Sunday but the Wildcats' play-off status won't be decided until the Easter weekend.

Newcastle Eagles prepare for league title shot

Newcastle Eagles in training for the Championship decider. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Newcastle Eagles host Sheffield Sharks in the British Basketball League championship this evening - and a victory tonight could win them the league.

The Eagles are currently perched at the top of the tree with three games to go.

Sheffield Sharks are sitting in third place. The match is being dubbed the Championship decider.


Full report: Newcastle Eagles spread Christmas cheer

At this time of year it is common for sports teams to visit local hospitals.

Today (December 17) it was the turn of the Newcastle Eagles basketball to spread some Christmas cheer.

As Kenny Toal reports their relationship with the Childrens Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman hospital is special.

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