Cheshire Phoenix

Cheshire Phoenix is a professional basketball club based at the 1,400 seater Cheshire Oaks Arena at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Members of the British Basketball League (BBL), the club was previously known as Cheshire Jets, Chester Jets and Ellesmere Port Jets and are currently coached by John Lavery.

Sean McGonagill has signed for Cheshire Phoenix

New Cheshire Phoenix signing Sean McGonagill ready to put the work in

Brown University graduate aiming to make an impact on the court for the Nix during the forthcoming season

Cheshire Phoenix start the 2015/26 BBL season away at Leeds Force before a home clash with Manchester Giants

Cheshire Phoenix to face Manchester Giants in first game at new arena

Nix begin BBL season away to Leeds Force before new era at Cheshire Oaks gets underway with visit of North West rivals

New Cheshire Phoenix signing Sean McGonagill

Cheshire Phoenix sign former Brown University standout Sean McGonagill

Irish/American guard becomes the first new face of the summer for Nix head coach John Lavery

Cheshire Phoenix general manager James Brice, left, with Richard Burnett, partner at Hillyer McKeown

Cheshire Phoenix announce sponsorship extension with law firm Hillyer McKeown

Firm have extended their partnership for another season and will be increasing their financial commitment

Martyn Gayle will be back for Cheshire Phoenix

Cheshire Phoenix re-sign British guard Martyn Gayle

Popular guard to return for second season with the Nix after penning new deal

David Aliu hopes that the new season can bring a more settled Cheshire Phoenix roster

Cheshire Phoenix captain David Aliu hoping for on-court stability in the BBL next season

Veteran skipper wanting new players arriving this season to be in it for the long haul

Cheshire Phoenix chairman Mike Burton, left, and head coach John Lavery

Cheshire Phoenix head coach John Lavery biding time over recruitment

Lavery hopeful of signings in the next month and says door could be open to a return for Martyn Gayle and Adrien Sturt

Your Housing Group will sponsor the Nix for a third season

Cheshire Phoenix tie up sponsorship extension with Your Housing Group

Social housing provider has extended its support of the BBL side into a third year

Cheshire Phoenix have appointed James Brice as the club's full-time general manager, complimenting his role as assistant coach

New Cheshire Phoenix general manager James Brice targeting big impact

Assistant coach Brice has been appointed to the full-time position of general manager and tells the Chronicle what his new role will entail

Members of Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club

Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club on lookout for new recruits

Club have issued plea for people wanting to try the sport to get involved

Prince Edward speaks to chairman of Cheshire Phoenix, Mike Burton, at the opening of the Ellesmere Port Sports Village

Exciting times ahead, says Cheshire Phoenix chairman Mike Burton

New chairman on hand to witness opening of the £15m Ellesmere Port Sports Village, the Nix's home from next season

WATCH: Ellesmere Port Sports Village gets royal approval

Prince Edward describes new £15m centre on Stanney Lane as 'fantastic'

Prince Edward visits Ellesmere Port today

The Earl of Wessex to open new £15m Ellesmere Port Sports Village

Cheshire Phoenix appoint James Brice as general manager

Lifelong supporter to combine full-time position with his role as assistant coach

Former Cheshire Phoenix head coach John Coffino

Outgoing John Coffino pays tribute to 'unbelievable' Cheshire Phoenix fans

Former Nix head coach, who left the club on Monday, extends thanks to fans, club and former chairman Andrew Donaldson

£500 worth of Argos vouchers to be won with The Chronicle

Deadline for entries Friday, May 22

Cheshire Phoenix head coach John Coffino will not be returning next season

John Coffino leaves Cheshire Phoenix

American coach will not be calling the plays at the Cheshire Oaks Arena next season

Chester Jets v Derby Storm in 2001. David Langrell in action

IN PICTURES: The final buzzer for basketball at the Northgate Arena

Cheshire Phoenix do the Northgate proud as the final game is played at the Chester venue

Cheshire Phoenix head coach John Coffino

John Coffino expresses pride in Cheshire Phoenix players after play-off semi-final heartbreak

Nix head coach pays emotional tribute to players and fans after BBL Play-off final exit at hands of London Lions in last ever game at the Northgate Arena

David Aliu in action for Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL Play-off semi-final on Sunday

Heartbreak for Cheshire Phoenix as they narrowly miss out on BBL Play-off final

Nix beat London Lions in last ever game at the Northgate Arena but lose on on aggregate to miss out on O2 Arena appearance

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