News / Gateshead Phoenix reach NBL Playoff finals!

Gateshead Phoenix reach NBL Playoff finals!

Posted 19 April 2016 - 12:14 by Kate Lang


Best of luck to Gateshead Phoenix Basketball team, who have reached the NBL Playoff Finals after their win against Sussex Bears in the semi-final at Gateshead Leisure Centre on 9th April!

The finals will take place this Saturday 23rd April, where Gateshead Phoenix will take on Chester at the Belle Vue Performance Centre in Manchester (2:30pm tip off).

Head Coach Billy Spragg (former Newcastle Eagles Assistant Coach) said "We're excited to be playing in the Final of the Playoffs after beating a Sussex Bears team in what was a tough Semi Final game. Bears tested both our physical and mental toughness and I congratulate Coach Smith and his team on winning the South Division.

The team have had a challenging season with work and family commitments and I thank the players for their hard work and time as we've strived to achieve our goals.

We look forward to Saturday's game after a couple of weeks preparation and fine tuning of the team in what is our biggest challenge of the year.

We'd like to thank Brown Productions, and also Gateshead Council Sport & Leisure Services for their continued support.

Last but not least, I thank the staff at Phoenix for all their hard work over the year in helping the team and myself get to this point".

Tickets are available for the final at - Use code BBALL053 and 50% of the ticket cost will go back to the club.

The game will be available to watch via live stream - a link will be posted on the Gateshead Phoenix Facebook page on Saturday -

You can also follow them on Twitter: and view the team in action on YouTube:


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