Basketball Academy

We’ve joined forces with the region’s premier basketball team, Newcastle Eagles, to offer talented players the chance to bring out the best in their basketball performance while studying for a qualification.

You can study any of our full time school leaver programmes in sport or any other subject, including A Levels and become a member of our Basketball Academy.

You’ll develop the knowledge and expertise you need to go on to university or straight into work or an apprenticeship and gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst training and competing every week to develop your basketball skills.


To make sure all our academy members stay at the top of their game and are able to improve, we’ve created a unique development pathway programme with a dedicated package of support for each level.

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  • Winners of the AoC Sport North East league (2011-2012, 2013-2014 & 2015-2016)
  • Fifth place Academy Basketball League ABL finish 2015/16
  • Fourteen students have played for Newcastle Eagles U18
  • Students have played for Newcastle Eagles II team, Gateshead Phoenix u18 and Gateshead Phoenix Division 4.

I now have a scholarship place in the USA.

Joe Drady, Arlington Country Day School, Florida


Ian MacLeod, Head CoachIan Macleod Basketball

Ian has an extensive career in coaching basketball.  He is Great Britain U18s assistant coach.  He is a Basketball England Level 3 advanced coach. Ian is currently also Mentoring and Performance Officer at Newcastle Eagles and assistant coach of the Newcastle Eagles BBL team. He also coached the Newcastle Eagles team throughout the quadruple winning British Basketball League Champions (2014/15) and won an international team gold medal with the England u15 team in the 2016 Copenhagen Invitational tournament. 

Our partnerships

We have partnerships with a number of organisations including Basketball England, Newcastle Eagles and Eagles Community Foundation.

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