Academy

Academy basketball offers our U18s the chance to test themselves against the very best in the country. Michael Anumba, Gina Brierley, Kayem Cleary and Aaron Menzies are just a few of the star names who have played in the EABL (Elite Academy Basketball League) and WEABL (Women's Elite Academy Basketball League).

The club used to compete in the EABL and WEABL as Loreto Basketball Academy. Following a restructure in 2018, we now play as the Manchester Magic Academy and Manchester Mystics Academy. Both teams reached the play-offs in 2019/20.

The Magic and Mystics still retain strong links Loreto Sixth Form College, one of the finest academic institutions in the North West of England, but we have also established partnerships with other secondary schools across Greater Manchester, including Trinity Church of England High School and Sixth Form, Manchester College, Aquinas College (Stockport), Holy Cross College (Bury) and Bury College.

For players with aspirations of playing representative basketball or with dreams of winning a place at a college in the US, playing academy basketball can help.

Not only does their development benefit from competing against other top players, all EABL and WEABL games are filmed and broken down so players can compile highlight reels. They also get access to strength and conditioning sessions, run out of Manchester Metropolitan University's excellent Platt Lane facility.

Phil Gordos oversees the running of the academy, with Pete Paraskeva and Paul Cantwell coaching the Magic and Mystics respectively.

If you would like to know more about the academy, contact us via email on info@manchestermagicandmystics.co.uk or call the office on 0161 881 0090.

 

Manchester Magic and Mystics Academy Fixtures

  • Manchester Magic Academy Fixtures

    EABL (Men 1st)

    Date Home team Score Away team
    04-11-2020 Myerscough College vs Manchester Magic Academy
    11-11-2020 Manchester Magic Academy vs The Sheffield College
    18-11-2020 SGS College vs Manchester Magic Academy
    25-11-2020 Manchester Magic Academy vs Charnwood College Riders
    02-12-2020 Derby Trailblazers Academy vs Manchester Magic Academy
    09-12-2020 Manchester Magic Academy vs James Watt College
    16-12-2020 Newcastle Eagles Academy vs Manchester Magic Academy
    13-01-2021 Manchester Magic Academy vs Myerscough College
    20-01-2021 The Sheffield College vs Manchester Magic Academy
    27-01-2021 Manchester Magic Academy vs SGS College
    03-02-2021 Charnwood College Riders vs Manchester Magic Academy
    10-02-2021 Manchester Magic Academy vs Derby Trailblazers Academy
    24-02-2021 James Watt College vs Manchester Magic Academy
    03-03-2021 Manchester Magic Academy vs Newcastle Eagles

     

     

  • Manchester Mystics Academy Fixtures

    WEABL (Women)

    Date Home team Score Away team
    11-11-2020 Manchester Mystics Academy vs The Sheffield College
    25-11-2020 Manchester Mystics Academy vs Charnwood College Riders
    02-12-2020 Derby Trailblazers Academy vs Manchester Mystics Academy
    09-12-2020 Manchester Mystics Academy vs Birmingham Metropolitan College: James Watt College
    16-12-2020 Nottingham Academy Wildcats vs Manchester Mystics Academy
    20-01-2021 The Sheffield College vs Manchester Mystics Academy
    03-02-2021 Charnwood College Riders vs Manchester Mystics Academy
    10-02-2021 Manchester Mystics Academy vs Derby Trailblazers Academy
    24-02-2021 Birmingham Metropolitan College: James Watt College vs Manchester Mystics Academy
    03-03-2021 Manchester Mystics Academy vs Nottingham Academy Wildcats

     

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