Newcastle Eagles Basketball
He’s a figurehead for British basketball, credited with building the most successful basketball club in Britain – now is your chance to learn more about Paul Blake, Newcastle Eagles in our very first ‘An Evening with’ event, hosted by Kari Owers, O Communications.
Director and former Chair of the British Basketball League (BBL), and director of the British Basketball Foundation, Paul has been at the helm of Newcastle Eagles, the most successful club in Britain, for over two decades and has seen all British basketball has to offer.
Under his leadership, Paul transformed a loss-making club into BBL’s most successful franchise, having won over 26 trophies since 2005.
While building a world-class sports team, Paul has also set the standard for sports clubs across the North East. In 2006, the Eagles launched the Eagles Community Foundation, an award-winning charity delivering basketball opportunities to young people across the region. This has included the development of nearly 30 club sites accessed by nearly 2,000 young people every week and a primary school programme delivering to over 8,000 young people every year.
After a lifetime renting corporate facilities, Paul invested in the Eagles Community Arena, a £7 million development which officially opened its doors in January 2019. Featuring a 2,700-capacity main court, gym, café, educational space and hospitality rooms, the Arena has welcomed thousands of guests since opening, and most recently is hosting Newcastle GP Services and the NHS, as a vaccination centre treating nearly 30,000 people to date against COVID-19.