- National Teams
England will field two sides at Under-18 level as they take on Scotland and Wales in a newly-created Tri-Nations Tournament later this month.
A squad of 16 has been selected for the two-day event in Manchester from December 21-22 with a ‘Red’ team going up against a ‘White’ team as well as their home nations rivals.
“For England, we will use this tournament to look at a wider pool of players outside of those who we are monitoring on a weekly basis during their National League seasons,” said Basketball England’s Performance and Technical Manager Steve Bucknall.
“We also see our partnership with Scotland and Wales strengthening and providing all our home nation’s players with the opportunity to compete, receive exposure and be assessed for international standards.”
Sevenoaks Suns and Oaklands College have three players selected each with two from Sheffield Hatters and Loughborough Riders, respectively.
Rebecca Adjeiwaah Dwomoh, Hannah Dawson, Jade Mbam, Amelia Sandie and Asha Andrews all represented GB at the Under-18 European Championships last summer with 2003-born Andrews also suiting up for GB’s Under-16s alongside Molly Lavin, Jocie Leavold, Chenai Mushore and Isimenme Ozzy-Momodu.
Mbam, Sandie and Lilly Annim were also all part of the inaugural Under-19 Women’s game at the Hoopsfix All-Star Classic in Brixton back in June.
Sheffield duo Abbey Whitehouse and Zoe Kateregga are amongst the top scorers in the WEABL, averaging a double-double, while Sandie and Mbam feature in points and assists charts for CoLA and Manchester, respectively.
Rebecca Adjeiwaah Dwomoh, Sant-Josep (Spain)
Asha Andrews, Sevenoaks Suns
Lilly Annim, Barking Abbey
Grace Ashton, Oaklands College
Hannah Dawson, Loughborough Riders/Charnwood College
Zoe Kateregga, Sheffield Hatters/Sheffield College
Molly Lavin, Richmond Knights
Jocie Leavold, Oaklands College
Jade Mbam, Manchester Mystics
Chenai Mushore, Sevenoaks Suns
Isimenme Ozzy-Momodu, Southwark Pride/City of London Academy
Ashante Richards, Loughborough Riders/Charnwood College
Amelia Sandie, Southwark Pride/City of London Academy
Tamara Smith-White, Oaklands College
Abbey Whitehouse, Sheffield Hatters/Sheffield College
Isabel Wood, Sevenoaks Suns
Saturday 21st December
1pm – England Red v Wales
1pm – England White v Scotland
Sunday 22nd December
9am – England Red v England White
11am – Scotland v Wales
3pm – Wales v England White
3pm – Scotland v England Red