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 P-P Manchester Magic Academy
    11-11-2020 Manchester Magic Academy P-P The Sheffield College
    18-11-2020 SGS College P-P Manchester Magic Academy
    25-11-2020 Manchester Magic Academy P-P Charnwood College Riders
    02-12-2020 Derby Trailblazers Academy P-P Manchester Magic Academy
    09-12-2020 Manchester Magic Academy P-P James Watt College
    16-12-2020 Newcastle Eagles Academy P-P 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 Magic Academy Profiles

    Alex

    Ali Amari Bradley

    Alex Costa

    6' 6"

    Forward

    Class of 2022

    Ali Gohari Darabkhani

    6' 1"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Amari Stewart-Rhoomes

    6' 3"

    Forward

    Class of 2022

    Bradley May

    6' 0"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

     Charles Dani Don Elgin

    Charles Okafor

    6' 5"

    Wing/Forward

    Class of 2021

    Daniel Tejada

    6' 4"

    Wing/Forward

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Don Ronan Espina

    5' 9"

    Guard

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Elgin Govan

    6' 2"

    Guard

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Emmanuel  Harrison Henry Joe

    Emmanuel Oyebadejo

    6' 7"

    Forward

    Class of 2022

    Harrison Ball

    6' 2"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Henry Thompson

    6' 1"

    Guard/Wing

    Class of 2022

    Joe Henderson

    5' 11"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Kofo Liam Malachi Martins

    Kofo Laditan

    6' 6"

    Forward

    Class of 2021

    Liam Greenwood

    6' 1"

    Guard

    Class of 2021

    Malachi Boakye-Yiadom

    6' 2"

    Guard

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Martins Adonry

    6' 7"

    Forward

    Class of 2022

     Matthew Noah Salia Sam Lolenga

    Matthew Giwa

    6' 0"

    Forward

    Class of 2022

    Noah Togo

    5' 10"

    Guard

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Salia Brima

    6' 1"

    Guard

    Class of 2021

    Sam Lolenga

    6' 2"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Sam Oniroko

    Tom

    Zak

     

    Sam Oniroko

    6' 1"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Tom Mayor

    6' 6"

    Forward

    Class of 2022

    Zak Moore

    6' 2"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

     

     

  • Manchester Mystics Academy Fixtures

    WEABL (Women)

    Date Home team Score Away team
    11-11-2020 Manchester Mystics Academy P-P The Sheffield College
    25-11-2020 Manchester Mystics Academy P-P Charnwood College Riders
    02-12-2020 Derby Trailblazers Academy P-P Manchester Mystics Academy
    09-12-2020 Manchester Mystics Academy P-P Birmingham Metropolitan College: James Watt College
    16-12-2020 Nottingham Academy Wildcats P-P 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

     

  • Manchester Mystics Academy Profiles

    Caitlin

    Charli Darcey Faye

    Caitlin Doohan

    5' 6"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Charli Wroe

    5' 4"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Darcey Gordon

    5' 6"

    Guard/Wing

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Faye Ditchfield

    5' 6"

    Guard/Wing

    Class of 2022

     Grace Holly Lilja Lily

    Grace Tuck

    5' 8"

    Guard/Wing

    Class of 2022

    Holly Bryan

    5' 7"

    Guard/Forward

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Lilja Toland

    5' 7"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Lily Gilronan

    5' 7"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

     Maddie Mia Scarlett Carys

    Maddie Owen

    5' 8"

    Guard/Wing

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Mia Donegan

    5' 11"

    Guard/Forward

    Class of 2022

    Scarlett Lindsay

    5' 5"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Carys Gayle

    5' 3"

    Guard

    Class of 2021

     Fleur Lucy Zoe  

    Fleur Huijsmans

    5' 8"

    Guard

    Class of 2022

    Lucy Bryan

    5' 4"

    Guard/Wing

    Class of 2021

    Highlights

    Zoe Parker

    5' 7"

    Guard/Wing

    Class of 2021

    Highlights
     

     

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