Coach Jim plays guess the player in his latest Mystics U14 report

  Monday, January 22, 2018

I've gone for a slightly different approach for this week's report on Mystics U14 at Tameside Royals. Instead of labelling players by name, I'm using letters. This means that instead of doing housework, DIY or gardening, you can spend your valuable leisure time matching the letter to a player. If th
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The Weekend Wrap Week 16

  Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Manchester Magic were second best to Hemel Storm in the National Cup Final at the University of East London Sports Dock on Sunday where they lost 94-77. Magic came out the blocks strong with a 31-11 first quarter, the Storm fought back to make it 47-45 at the half, a slender lead for the Magic.
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Mystics U14 came out on top of scintillating encounter with City of Leeds Gold

  Monday, January 15, 2018

Sometimes stating the obvious makes the person who stated it easy to ridicule. For example, when a Dutch former manager of Manchester United made the deeply profound comment that whoever scores the most goals wins the game, most people who heard him must have wondered why no one else had ever though
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The Weekend Wrap Week 15

  Sunday, January 14, 2018

Manchester Magic suffered an 80-85 defeat at the talented but young side of Kent Crusaders on Saturday afternoon. With the Magic without the services of big-man Lee Goldsbrough and with usual starter Ryan Lewis coming off the bench, it meant that there was rare starting spots for Tyme Regent-Bascom
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Magic land power forward Bell after Giants release

  Thursday, January 11, 2018

Manchester Magic have signed British power forward Richard Bell following his release by BBL side Manchester Giants. The 6ft 9in player, 26, joins a Magic squad that is already through to the final of the National Cup later this month as well as the National Trophy semi-finals. “We have been
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Loreto Magic claim third in EABL 3x3 Finals

  Thursday, January 11, 2018

Loreto Magic claimed an impressive third spot at the EABL 3x3 National Finals in Leicester on Wednesday. The squad of Michael Anumba, Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo, Wesley Oba and Hassan Ramic opened with a 14-12 win over Pool B rivals Copleston before slipping to a 21-17 defeat to Oaklands. Their record
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No post-Christmas blues for Mystics U14s

  Monday, January 8, 2018

Having not bounced, thrown or kicked a ball (or an opponent) for 3 weeks due to annual festivities, Mystics U14 I were back in action at Stockport's Ball Hall last Saturday. With all 12 Mystics ready, willing and able, my biggest headache wasn't caused by a hangover but how to give each of them the
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The Weekend Wrap Week 14

  Sunday, January 7, 2018

Manchester Mystics started 2018 off in style with 70-45 victory over BA London Lions at the Copper Box in London on Sunday afternoon in the WBBL Championship. The Mystics were led by Captain Georgia Jones' 15 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, in what was a true team performance, where all five sta
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Three Mystics and two Magic juniors selected in England squads

  Friday, January 5, 2018

After two successful December camps at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester, Basketball England has announced the list of players selected for further consideration for the Great Britain Under 18 and Under 16 teams. Selected for the Under 18 squads are Manchester Magic's Arinze
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