Standard Life GB U20 Women head coach announced
The new head coach for the GB U20 Women is experienced basketball coach, Frans Griffioen.
Frans has been head coach to the U20 Women's national team in the Netherlands for the last three years. They finished tenth in the 2011 U20 European Championship Women Division A.
Head of Performance at British Basketball, Warwick Cann commented on the new appointment: "Finding a suitable replacement coach to follow Damian Jennings has been a difficult task. However, I am pleased that we have found an experienced Division A European coach in Frans. His experience will help GB compete with the top table of competition from across Europe and will continue the important development of our U20 players into senior GB team members."
Frans commented on the task ahead: "I am excited by the challenge of coaching GB and continuing the great work the team put in when they finished eighth in Division A of the European Championships 2011."
Damian Jennings will continue as assistant coach for the GB Senior Women.