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New-look Magic start pre-season with victory

  Monday, September 5, 2016

A revamped Manchester Magic side took to the floor at the Amaechi Basketball Centre for the first time since their remarkable quadruple-winning season, picking up an 86-75 victory over USA Select in a pre-season friendly on Monday night. In an up-tempo contest, Magic shrugged off some hot early sho
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Magic boosted by return of duo

  Thursday, September 1, 2016

Manchester Magic have confirmed that Hamad Ali and Yannick Onifade will be part of their NBL Division One squad for 2016/17. Coach Paul Middleton says the 6ft 5in Ali, 18, will be a key player at "both ends of the floor" after coming through the Magic ranks, while fellow forward Onifade, 26, was a
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Magic and Mystics players in NW U17 squads

  Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Magic players selected in the final 12 to represent the North West U17 Boys are: Adam Armitage, Kaiyem Cleary, Martell Elly, Wesley Oba, Joshua Pearce, Alex Roberts and Sam Sherratt. Magic/Mystics Coach Mbongeni Greg Mpofu selected as Assistant Coach, Linda Roberts selected as Team Manager. The Re
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England U16 star gets Magic call

  Tuesday, August 30, 2016

England Under-16 international Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo is the latest promising youngster to be officially unveiled as a Manchester Magic player for the 2016/17 NBL Division One season. The 6ft 5in forward, who is 16, will join fellow teenagers Michael Anumba and Kaiyem Cleary on the roster, together w
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Giants star Gill comes home to Magic

  Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The 32-year-old guard learnt his basketball with the Manchester Magic before spells in the BBL with Milton Keynes Lions and Manchester Giants.  Gill has spent the last four years with the Giants and was their top scorer in the BBL last season.  Now the 5ft 8in star, a former English
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Mystics star Brierley ready for American adventure

  Monday, August 22, 2016

Gina Brierley is going to miss playing for the Manchester Mystics, but the Chadderton teenager is relishing the chance to forge a basketball career in the United States. The former Loreto College student is off to Tampa to play for Saint Leo in NCAA Division Two. "It's going to be a big change," s
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Young duo to play key roles for Magic

  Saturday, August 20, 2016

Manchester Magic are delighted to announce that hot prospects Kaiyem Cleary and Michael Anumba will be part of senior squad for the 2016/17 campaign. The teenagers, who got a taste of first-team action last season, are seen as key figures for coach Paul Middleton.  "I'm really happy to say th
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British trio return for Magic

  Monday, August 15, 2016

Three key players from the Manchester Magic's stunning 2015/16 season will be back at the club for the forthcoming campaign. Guard Jack Minister, 6ft 10in centre Lee Goldsbrough and point guard Kayin Darbey have all committed to coach Paul Middleton's squad. "It's really pleasing that we will once
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Mystics to move to National Basketball Performance Centre

  Friday, August 12, 2016

Women's basketball in Manchester has been given a big boost with the news that the Manchester Mystics is to relocate its WBBL team to the new National Basketball Performance Centre (NBPC) at Belle Vue Sports Village. As part of this hugely significant move, ownership of the WBBL team will also tran
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