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Newcastle Eagles have created a crowdfunding page with the aim of finding financial support for their WBBL side ahead of the upcoming season.
The coronavirus pandemic has widespread uncertainty across a number of sports and WBBL clubs in particular were hit with the early cancellation of the 2019-20 season.
Newcastle have offered a number of different rewards to compliment the size of pledges and have already raised over 5,000 towards their 10k target.
The Impact of Covid-19
The lockdown has had significant financial implications for the future of the club with lost sponsorship and ticket revenues.
In addition to this, all our extensive community outreach programmes, involving WBBL players visiting schools across the North East of England throughout the playing season, were halted by coronavirus.
Over the games that remained hundreds of young people would have attended WBBL games to see these role models in action at the newly opened Eagles Community Arena.
What Your Support Will Do
Your support will help to support the only top-flight female sports team in our region and empower us to continue the development and growth women’s basketball across the North East of England.
A post-lockdown team will see coaching clinics before games and at half-times across the season, school visits inspiring girls into keeping active by playing basketball, plus create opportunities for local women to excel by competing in the WBBL – our sport’s highest level of competition in the UK.
The club also announced that the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will match up to £5,000 of funding in support – having already put in half of that amount to the growing total.
Newcastle’s WBBL side were competing in its second season after taking over from Team Northumbria and had an 11-3 record before the season was cut short.
You can support the club by donating, HERE.