14 Named as GB Under 18 Women Begin Road to Austria

14 players have been confirmed as part of Great Britain’s outline training camp for the FIBA U18 Women’s European Championship Division B, which take place in Austria next month.

Lancashire Spinners’ Shauna Harrison and Barking Abbey’s Loren Christie come straight off the back of their participation in the U20 camp. Harrison was part of the U18 team which reached the bronze game in Dublin, along with Leicester Riders’ Holly Winterburn, Barking Abbey’s Charlotte Ellmore and Caledonia Pride's Alix Henderson.

Christie was also part of the U16 team last summer along with Sevenoaks Suns duo Alexandra Baker and Katie Bennett, and Ipswich’s Esther Little.

The Suns system has a third representative in the camp in Olivia Partridge, while there is also room for Shawnisay Millar, Myerscough’s Emma Cheetham and Sheffield Hatters guard Jessica Southwell. 5’10 forward Charlotte Mackay and 5’8 guard Loie Webb are also involved.

Led by Head Coach Vanessa Ellis and Assistant Coaches Jamie Smith and Chantelle Handy, the team will play their first competitive game against hosts Austria when the FIBA U18 Women’s European Championship begins on Friday 3rd August.

Camp Roster in Full:



 Alexandra Baker

 Sevenoaks Suns

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

Charlotte Mackay

'A' Game Basketball Association (CAN)

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
Camp Team Manager: Ann Jamieson
Physiotherapist: Aaron Wharton

Image credit: FIBA Europe