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Paraskeva takes on Director of Basketball role

  Monday, May 16, 2022

Peter Paraskeva has been appointed as the new Director of Basketball for the Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics. The move is designed to ensure both programmes are closely aligned in terms of standards, philosophy and coaching matters. “I'm really excited at the prospect of tackling thi
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Magic Academy seeks host family

  Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Manchester Magic Academy is seeking a host family to provide accommodation for a 16-year-old male player from late August 2022. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide a home away from home for a talented individual looking to fulfil their sporting and academic dreams. The host family need
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Magic and Mystics join forces with The Manchester College

  Monday, August 23, 2021

Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics have teamed up with The Manchester College to form a ground-breaking new basketball partnership in the city.  The initiative, which joins one of the biggest and most successful junior basketball programmes in the country with one of the biggest sixth for
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Magic And Mystics Juniors To Get Nutrition Advice

  Saturday, January 9, 2021

Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics are launching a sports nutrition programme for their Junior National Basketball League teams. The club has teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan University to run the project, which will enhance its offer to boys and girls in its Under-12. Under-14, Under-1
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Ex-Magic junior Ani ready for Bayern challenge

  Saturday, November 28, 2020

Jason Ani was heading to the United States after securing a move to top prep outfit Hillcrest in Arizona after ending his junior career with Manchester Magic. But visa issues amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant the former Loreto Sixth Form College and St Peter’s RC High School student c
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Magic appoint Cantwell as Academy coach

  Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Paul Cantwell has joined Manchester Magic Academy’s coaching team for the 2019/20 season. The 28-year-old is already the lead coach for the club’s U12 community and development programme. The former Manchester Magic and Manchester Giants player, who has also head coached in France and
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Loreto College crowned U17 Boys National Schools Champions 2019

  Friday, March 29, 2019

Loreto College U17 Boys were crowned Dynamic English Schools champions after beating Charnwood College 92-78 at the National Basketball Performance Centre on Friday morning. Josh Grant was named MVP after scoring 24 points and bagging countless rebounds, with Luke Gordos (16), Malachi Boakye-Yiadom
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Academy Update 8

  Friday, January 25, 2019

Derby Trailblazers Academy defeat Manchester Magic Academy 96-73 in a northern EABL clash on Wednesday night, avenging the two point defeat suffered in Manchester earlier in the season. Derby won the first quarter 21-17 behind the hot hand of Tyler Mutemasango who drained 3 triples, a pair fro
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Academy Update 5

  Thursday, December 6, 2018

Manchester Magic Academy secured a 10 point win with a 45-55 road victory over The Sheffield College. This first quarter was a close affair, with the visitors holding a narrow 10-11 advantage, as both teams played solid defence. A dominant second period from Manchester turned out to be the differen
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