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If there is one sport which Newcastle has excelled at over the past two decades, it’s basketball. Since 2005, the Newcastle Eagles have collected an astonishing 24 trophies - making the Sport Central out t the most successful sports side during Sport Newcastle’s 50-year history.

Fabulous Flournoy MBE may have been born in New York City but he is most definitely an adopted Geordie. As a player and then head coach, Flournoy has played a key role in leading the Eagles to BBL dominance - and has collected our Sports Personality award twice.

In 2016 the Eagles were recognised for their quadruple-winning 2014/15 clean-sweep campaign as ‘Prince’ Charles Smith collected the Sports Personality Award and MD Paul Blake the Wilkinson Sword. The club also received the Frank Brennan Trophy as they dominated the awards night.

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