WBBL 2023-24 season: Rosters tracker - Hoopsfix.com

WBBL 2023-24 season: Rosters tracker

The WBBL rosters tracker is back once again for the upcoming 2023-24 season as we keep up to date with all the ins and outs throughout the off-season.

Two teams will be competing in Europe next season, while at least one team will not be taking part in the WBBL with Sevenoaks Suns withdrawing.

NOTE: Junior/academy players are under the age of 19 and have not signed pro contracts.

Updated: 22/09/2023

Caledonia Gladiators

HC: Miguel Angel Ortega Marco

RETURNING: Erin McGarrachan (re-signed), Robyn Lewis, Chantelle Handy (both re-signed, two-year deal)

Juniors/Academy: Yvheniia Putra 🇺🇦

INS: Kirsty Brown 🇺🇸🇬🇧, Hannah Robb (both Leicester Riders), Ariadna Pujol 🇪🇸 (Cadi La Seu – Spain, D1), Djeneba N’Diaye 🇲🇱 (Madj Tanger – Morocco, D1), Laken James 🇺🇸 (Angels Nordlingen – Germany, D1), Sammy Roscoe 🇦🇺🇬🇧 (Hannover – Germany, D1), Sokhna Bintou Lo 🇸🇳🇪🇸 (did not play last season), Kian Omer-Jones (Sheffield Hatters, two-year deal)

OUTS: Te’a Adams 🇺🇸 (Rheinland – Germany, D1)

2022-23 squad – Jamila Thompson, Zoe Sharpe, Abbie Wolf 🇺🇸, Sophie Loughran

GB duo Brown and Robb make Gladiators switch

Cardiff Met Archers

HC: Stef Collins

RETURNING: Abigail Yunker 🇺🇸*


INS: Haylee Saurette* 🇺🇸 (Point Loma Nazarene – USA, NCAA D2), Mandi Kawaha* 🇺🇸 (University of Hawaii at Hilo – USA, NCAA D2)

*not announced by club

OUTS: Issy Bunyan (Montana State – USA, NCAA D1), Carys Roy (Saint Peter’s – USA, NCAA D1), Lauren Saiki 🇺🇸 (Ferragudo – Portugal, D2), Kim Kheing, Mara Marchizotti 🇦🇷 (Bristol Flyers – WNBL D1), Shannon Hatch 🇨🇦 (Rhodigium – Italy, D2)

2022-23 squad: Laura Shanahan, Levi Warren, Lara Habling 🇭🇺, Molly James


Durham Palatinates


RETURNING: Elle Hendershot 🇺🇸* (re-signed)

*not announced by club



OUTS: Jess Wayne 🇺🇸 (Nottingham Wildcats)

2022-23 squad – Katie Bennett, Ava Patchesa, , Izzy Wood, Victoria Natufe, Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby, Inma Bautista 🇪🇸


Essex Rebels

HC: Ashley Cookson

RETURNING: Claire Paxton, Megan Haines, Cameron Taylor-Willis, Jade Mbam, Shantell Ayton, Tia Freeman, Daniella Turner 🇺🇸, Ashleigh Munns (all re-signed)


INS: Dayzsha Rogan 🇺🇸*, Renee Busch (Sevenoaks Suns)

*not announced by club

OUTS: Sune Swart 🇺🇸🇿🇦 (not returning)

2022-23 squad: Andrea Kohlhaas 🇩🇪, Megan Lovatt, Alexa Naessens 🇺🇸

Ashley Cookson appointed as new Rebels head coach

Leicester Riders

HC: Ben Stanley (replacing Krumesh Patel – London Lions, assistant)

RETURNING: Jessica Eadsforth-Yates, McKenzie Johnston 🇺🇸 (two-year deal last summer)

Juniors/Academy: Erin Powell (returning)

INS: Katie Januszewska (St Francis Brooklyn – USA, NCAA D1), Shahd Abboud 🇮🇱 (Maccabi Ramat Gan – Israel, D1), Sam Ashby 🇦🇺 (University of the Pacific – USA, NCAA D1), Taylor O’Brien 🇺🇸 (Florida State – USA, NCAA D1), Rayven Peeples 🇺🇸 (St John’s – USA, NCAA D1), Elise Tweedie (University of Edinburgh – Scotland), Marissa Hamilton 🇺🇸 (Merrimack College – USA, NCAA D1)

OUTS: Kirsty Brown 🇺🇸🇬🇧, Hannah Robb (both Caledonia Gladiators), Oliana Squires 🇺🇸 (Alvik – Sweden, D1), Emma Fee 🇺🇸 (Partizani – Albania, D1)

2022-23 squad – Ashley Arlen 🇺🇸, Fiona O’Dwyer 🇮🇪

KJ returns to Riders in multi-year deal

London Lions

HC: Stella Kaltsidou

RETURNING: Holly Winterburn (two-year deal last summer), Kat Snytsina 🇧🇾, Shanice Beckford-Norton (both re-signed)

Juniors/Academy: Faye Endean (Solent Kestrels – WNBL D1), Katie Cox (Sevenoaks Suns)

INS: Temi Fagbenle (ZVVZ USK Praha – Czech Republic, D1), Savannah Wilkinson (Southern Methodist – USA, NCAA D1), Cheridene Green (DVTK – Hungary, D1), Karlie Samuelson 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (LA Sparks – USA, WNBA), Maya Price (Eckerd – USA, NCAA D2), Juicy Landrum 🇺🇸 (Kayseri – Turkey, D1), Abby Meyers 🇺🇸 (Washington Mystics – USA, WNBA), Ivana Katanic 🇷🇸 (PEAC-Pecs – Hungary, D1), Megan Gustafson 🇺🇸 (Olympiacos – Greece, D1)

OUTS: Azania Stewart, Paige Robinson (both retired), Kiki Herbert-Harrigan 🇬🇧🇦🇮 (Galatasaray – Turkey, D1), Chantel Charles, Shequila Joseph, Taylor Murray 🇺🇸, Ty Battle 🇺🇸, Leslie Vorpahl 🇺🇸 (all not returning), Paulina Hersler 🇸🇪 (Hapoel Petah Tikva – Israel, D1)

Lions make statement signing of Temi Fagbenle
GB duo Cheridene Green, Savannah Wilkinson join Lions

London lands sharpshooter Karlie Samuelson

Manchester Giants (formerly Met Mystics)

HC: Marg Jones

RETURNING: Leah McDerment (re-signed)


INS: Georgia Anderson (did not play last season), Hannah Shaw (Sheffield Hatters), Brooklynn McAlear-Fanus 🇨🇦 (Neuss – Germany, D2), Kizzy Spence (Oaklands Wolves), Myah Pace 🇺🇸 (San Diego – USA, NCAA D1), Marlee Ball 🇨🇦 (last played for Caledonia Gladiators)

OUTS: Jo Vourliotas (Cowley College – USA, JUCO), Abby Niehues 🇺🇸 (Bad Homburg – Germany, D2), Sam Keltos 🇨🇦 (Targu Secuiesc – Romania, D1), Claire Abbott 🇨🇦 (Oaklands Wolves)

2022-23 team: Shae Sanchez 🇨🇦, Princess Adeogun

Mystics form partnership to become Giants

Newcastle Eagles

HC: Noelia Cacheiro

RETURNING: Abby Lowe, Zoe Willis, Courtney Clasen 🇺🇸, Chloe Gaynor, Katie Nolan 🇺🇸, Marina Fernandez 🇪🇸 (all re-signed)


INS: Cherita Daughtery 🇺🇸 (Southern Utah – USA, NCAA D1), Deborah Rodriguez-Perez 🇪🇸 (did not play last season)

OUTS: Antoinette Lewis 🇺🇸 (Azkoitia – Spain, D2)

2022-23 squad – Rachael Bland, Millie Oates, Molly Arnold, Ruth Thornley


Nottingham Wildcats

HC: Karen Burton (replaces Kenrick Liburd – Brent Bulls)

RETURNING: Mari Stewart 🇺🇸 (re-signed)


INS: Brooke Bjelko 🇺🇸 (Azkoitia – Spain, D2), Jess Wayne 🇺🇸 (Durham Palatinates), Maisie Evison (Rollins College – USA, NCAA D2), Abbey Whitehouse (Sheffield Hatters)

OUTS: Natalie Charity (Simon Fraser University – Canada, NCAA D2), Kayla Shaw 🇺🇸 (Tampereen Pyrinto – Finland, D1), Kennedy Nicholas 🇺🇸 (Ferragudo – Portugal, D2), Yemisi Mefful (Barking Abbey – WNBL D1), Imani Whittington (not returning)

2022-23 squad: Jahnae Gyles 🇨🇦🇬🇧, Brahe Ashton, Grace Ashton, Macy Cook, Jocie Leavold


Oaklands Wolves

HC: Lee Ryan (replaces Tor Freeman – Loughborough Riders)

RETURNING: Beth Sarson, Jorjah Smith 🇦🇺🇬🇧 (re-signed)

Juniors/Academy: Miriam Menendez 🇬🇧🇪🇸 (returning)

INS: Claire Abbott 🇨🇦 (Manchester Giants), Fabienne Zere 🇫🇷 (City of Birmingham – WNBL D2), Shaquera Wade 🇺🇸 (did not play last season), Caterrion Thompson 🇺🇸 (Forssan Alku – Finland, D1)

OUTS: Kizzy Spence (Manchester Giants), Daisy Porter (Loughborough Riders – WNBL D1)

2022-23 squad: Grace George 🇦🇺🇬🇧, Cassidy Gould 🇦🇺, Cleo Lewis-Gayle, Rosie Porter, Vanessa Obanor 🇬🇧🇩🇪


Sheffield Hatters

HC: Vanessa Ellis

RETURNING: Naomi Campbell, Nicolette Fairley, Georgia Gayle (all re-signed)


INS: Shauna Harrison (did not play last season), Carla Drennan 🇦🇺 (Gold Coast – Australia, NBL1), Lycia Peevy 🇺🇸 (did not play last season), Emma Eichmeyer 🇩🇪 (Osnabrueck – Germany, D1), Desiree Ramos 🇺🇸 (Le Poinconnet – France, D3)

OUTS: Helen Naylor (retired from WBBL), Charli Wroe (Central Methodist – USA, NAIA), Abbey Whitehouse (Nottingham Wildcats), Kian Omer-Jones (Caledonia Gladiators), Hannah Shaw (Manchester Giants), Karly Murphy 🇺🇸 (Contern – Luxembourg, D1)

2022-23 squad – Lena Niang 🇸🇳


Sevenoaks Suns

OUTS: Julia Koppl 🇦🇹, Judit Fritz 🇭🇺 (retired), Araion Bradshaw 🇺🇸, Brittany Hodges 🇺🇸, Katie Cox (London Lions), Renee Busch, Haylee Miller, Milly Watkins, Katie Richards (Thames Valley Cavaliers – WNBL D1)

Sevenoaks Suns withdraw from WBBL for 2023-24 season

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