- National Teams
Great Britain has confirmed the final 12 for the FIBA U18 Women’s European Championship, which begins in Oberwart, Austria next month.
Head Coach Vanessa Ellis has made her selection after a three-day training camp at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester.
GB returns just four members of last year’s U18 team that reached the bronze medal game, however there is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the eight newcomers.
Ellis commented: “I am excited about this 12, which has real talent in all positions. It was a difficult task whittling this down to 12, which is a sign of the emerging depth.”
“There is a great team ethic about this squad which I believe can be sustained when we get to tournament time.”
Ellis is joined in the coaching team by Lead Assistant Coach Jamie Smith and 100-cap veteran player Chantelle Handy.
Great Britain begin their European Championship campaign against the hosts Austria on Friday August 3rd.
Katie Bennett, Sevenoaks Suns
Emma Cheetham, Myerscough Basketball Academy
Loren Christie, Barking Abbey
Charlotte Ellmore, Barking Abbey
Alix Henderson, Caledonia Pride
Shauna Harrison, Lancashire Spinners
Esther Little, Ipswich Basketball
Shawnisay Millar, Caledonia Pride
Olivia Partridge, Sevenoaks Suns
Jessica Southwell, Sheffield Hatters
Loie Webb, Ipswich Force (AUS)
Holly Winterburn, Leicester Riders
Head Coach: Vanessa Ellis
Lead Assistant Coach: Jamie Smith
Assistant Coach: Chantelle Handy
Performance Analyst: Daniel Fatomide
Team Manager: Sadie Mason MBE
Physiotherapist: Aaron Wharton
Friday August 3rd: Great Britain v Austria
Saturday August 4th: Turkey v Great Britain
Sunday August 5th: Great Britain v Montenegro
Tuesday August 7th: Netherlands v Great Britain
Wednesday August 8th: Great Britain v Denmark