Newcastle Eagles and Foundation | Vertu Motors

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About Newcastle Eagles

Newcastle Eagles are the most successful club in British basketball history with an impressive 26 trophies to their name.

The team competes in the British Basketball League (BBL) and Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL).

Accolades include BBL Champions, BBL Cup, BBL Playoff Champions, and the BBL Trophy.

Eagles Community Foundation

The Eagles Community Foundation (ECF) started in 2006 with an aim to grow basketball participation in Tyneside, Wearside, and South East Northumberland.

The foundation runs programmes of activity to keep locals active, including:

  • Little Dribblers
  • Hoops 4 Health
  • Club Development
  • Eagles Central Venue League
  • Newcastle Eagles Academy
  • TyneMet College Academy
  • Gateshead College Academy

Vertu Motors Arena

We have a five-year partnership with the Eagles which includes the naming of the stunning Vertu Motors Arena.

This amazing community venue hosts up to 3,500 spectators and features live BBL games, which are also broadcast around the world.

The arena demonstrates the ECF's dedication to the local area and helps provide opportunity and access to sport for those who need it most.

Vertu Motors Arena Unveiled in Newcastle | Vertu Motors

Newcastle Eagles Vs. Glasgow Rocks | Vertu Motors

Strengthening The Net

“We are delighted to have our name above the door on this important events, sporting and community venue.

“The Vertu Motors Arena is a standout landmark in the city, which is visited not only by sports fans but businesses and local people and to have our name associated with it is an excellent opportunity for the business.

“The Arena is a hub for the local area, and we are proud to have the chance to support the valuable work the Foundation does and the many community initiatives that make the Arena a genuine community asset.

“Newcastle Eagles are an iconic sports team in the North East and one we are already working in partnership with and to extend that collaboration is extremely exciting.”

Robert Forrester
Chief Executive Officer of Vertu Motors

“It’s fantastic to have such an incredible investment from Vertu Motors for the future of the foundation, this venue and our community.”

Sam Blake
Chief Executive Officer of the Eagles Community Foundation