England Under-18 Women squad announced for Four Nations Tournament - Hoopsfix.com

England Under-18 Women squad announced for Four Nations Tournament

Basketball England have confirmed the Under-18 Women’s squad for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament with Lauren Milligan revealed as the new head coach.

Milligan took over as player-coach of WBBL side Oaklands Wolves this season and will be assisted by Siobhan Prior in this week’s event, in Cardiff.

The list of 12 players includes recent WEABL Southern Conference MVP Fatmata Janneh with Barking Abbey teammate Clem Odom also earning a spot.

Ipswich duo Olivia Forster and Saruna Gudza are set to combine again in the backcourt, while Manchester Mystics teammates Charli Wroe and Jo Vourliotis are also selected.

Leia Edwards won a State Championship in America with Sierra Canyon and is one of two players selected that competed in the 2021 Hoopsfix All-Star Classic alongside Saint Francis Brooklyn commit Katie Januszewska.

Richmond Knights’ Katie Cox is included with Nottingham’s Natalie Charity, Bristol’s Louisa Gibbins and Tunmise Salu of Loughborough completing the lineup.

England Under-18 Squad – Four Nations Tournament:

Natalie Charity, Nottingham Wildcats
Katie Cox, Richmond Knights
Leia Edwards, Sierra Canyon (USA)
Olivia Forster, Ipswich
Louisa Gibbins, Bristol Flyers
Saruna Gudza, Ipswich
Fatmata Janneh, Barking Abbey
Katie Januszewska, Leicester Riders
Clem Odom , Barking Abbey
Tunmise Salu,
Jo Vourliotis, Manchester Mystics
Charli Wroe, Manchester Mystics

Head coach: Lauren Milligan
Assistant coach: Siobhan Prior
Team manager: Paula Charity

England will face Scotland and Ireland on the opening day of the tournament before facing hosts Wales on Thursday.

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