GB Under-18 & Under-16 Initial Squads Announced -

GB Under-18 & Under-16 Initial Squads Announced

British Basketball have announced the preliminary squads for the GB Under-18’s and Under-16’s, involving all home nations, ahead of this summer’s European Championships.

Vanessa Ellis – who is currently in Belarus with the Senior side – heads the Under-18’s with Matt Harber in charge of the Under-16’s.

A combined 33 players from England have been selected with seven players from Scotland included in each of the junior squads.

Last summer, England met Scotland at the Under-16 European Championships where Holly Winterburn and Ruth Allison shone for their respective sides and now make the step up as team-mates in camp.

“This is such an exciting announcement to make,” said British Basketball Chief Executive, Lisa Wainwright.

“For the first time, the Under 16 and Under 18 teams will be competing in European Championships under a GB banner and flying the Union flag.

“The Home Countries have done their own talent identification processes and have nominated a wonderful bunch of young athletes to take part in the initial training camps.

“Thanks to Basketball England for managing the programme for these squads and good luck to everyone over the next few months.”

Emily Stradling and Sophie Evans are the only Welsh representatives in the Under-18’s squad, while there are no Welsh players included in the Under-16’s.

The Under-18’s compete in Division B in Dublin, Ireland from 4-13 August, while the Under-16’s head to Skopje, Macedonia for their Division B campaign from 17-26 August.

GB Under 18s Squad

Ruth Allison, Scotland, CDB Zaragoza (Spain)
Jade Blackburn, England, Sevenoaks Suns
Teresa Da Silva, England, Barking Abbey
Flora Durgerian, England, Sevenoaks Suns
Charlotte Ellmore, England Barking Abbey
Sophie Evans, Wales, Leicester Riders / Charnwood College
Tia Freeman, England, Oaklands Wolves
Shauna Harrison, England, Lancashire Spinners
Alix Henderson, Scotland, Highland Bears / Edinburgh University
Ebony Horton, England, Leicester Riders
Megan Jones, Scotland, Ayr Storm
Milly Knowles, England, Lancashire Spinners
Dani Lozzi, England, Sevenoaks Suns
Hansine Marshall, Scotland, Edinburgh University / Caledonia Pride
Shawnisay Millar, Scotland, Boroughmuir Blaze / Caledonia Pride
Sophie Owen, England, Hawthorn (Australia)
Ire Ozzy-Momodu, England, Southwark Pride
Sian Phillips, Scotland, Boroughmuir Blaze
Maya Price, England, Ipswich
Cheyenne Scott, England, Southwark Pride
Macy Spinks, England, Oaklands Wolves
Leah Stewart, Scotland, CDB Zaragoza (Spain)
Emily Stradling, Wales, Cardiff Met Archers
Loie Webb, England, Logan Basketball (Australia)
Zoe Willis, England, Barking Abbey
Holly Winterburn, England, Leicester Riders

GB Under 16s Squad

Lilly Annim, England, Southend Swifts
Alexandra Baker, England, Sevenoaks Suns
Katie Bennett, England, Southend Swifts
Loren Christie, England, Oaklands Wolves
Laura Collins, Scotland, basketballpaisley
Carla Crowther, Scotland, Lady Rocks
Shanice Flitton, England, GCA Haringey Angels
Jade Guidolin-Duncan, England, London Greenhouse Pioneers
Rebecca Harwood-Bellis, England, Tameside Basketball Club
Ashana Hinds, England, Manchester Mystics
Katrina Kirsop, Scotland, Stirling Knights
Khia Lee, England, Manchester Mystics
Esther Little, England, Ipswich
Georgia McCabe, Scotland, Tayside Musketeers
Mairi McGill, Scotland, Sony Centre Fury
Brahe Opal Ashton, England, Nottingham Wildcats
Valentina Palli, Scotland, Lady Rocks
Ashante Richards, England, Sheffield Hatters
Lauren Saa, England, West Bromwich Albion
Mia Sarkodee-Adoo, England, Oaklands Wolves
Jess Southwell, England, Sheffield Hatters
Pollyanna Storie, Scotland, City of Edinburgh
Sarah Wooldridge, England, Redstar Belgrade (Serbia)

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