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Vertu Motors and Newcastle Eagles

Vertu Motors and Newcastle Eagles may be a local partnership but it is one that is shooting for success on a national level – and we’re proud to be working alongside the most successful team in the history of the British Basketball League to help grow the sport. We’re also proud to sponsor the club’s home, the Vertu Motors Arena – a 3,500 capacity arena for sports, events and much more.

About Newcastle Eagles

Newcastle Eagles are the most successful club in British basketball history and have teams competing in both the British Basketball League and Women's British Basketball League.

The team has countless accolades to its name including multiples win in the BBL, BBL Cup, BBL Playoffs, and the BBL Trophy.

In the 2005-06 season, the men’s team secured a clean sweep by winning the BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and the Championship double – topping the league and then winning the post-season play-offs.

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

The naming partnership allows us to promote the various car dealerships we have across the North East.

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.

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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