The England Select roster has been named for the Georgia Jones Tournament. The under-15s event, which takes place on the 14th and 15th September at the NBPC and it will be the first of its kind in the UK.
The tournament features 8 teams from across the UK, including Falkirk Fury from Scotland, Liffey Celtics from Ireland, plus two local sides from the Manchester Mystics. The full list is as follows:
Basketball England's Technical and Talent Performance Manager Steve Bucknall shared his thoughts, "The Georgia Jones 2005 tournament is the first of its kind supporting the aspirations and development of girls basketball. It's a great preparation event for under 15 girls to play some competitive basketball before the season begins.
"The Tournament name is also a fitting tribute to current GB player Georgia Jones who was a product of Manchester's legendary basketball programme and came through their system before achieving success in the United States, Europe and our domestic leagues. Our England Talent Programmes players have a role model which they can look up to and this event will provide them with an opportunity to show their dedication and ambition to be the best."
The Team England Select side for the tournament is as follows:
|Grace Strickland||Oakland Wolves|
|Violet Stutz||Richmond Knights|
|Leia Edwards||Newham Youngbloods|
|Yemisi Mefful||Newcastle Eagles|
|Natalie Charity||Exeter Spartans|
|Tamara Smith White||Oakland Wolves|
|Tejonah Sharon McKay||Hounslow Hawks|
|Elia Ando||London Greenhouse Pioneers|
|Felicia Jacobs||Haringey Angels|
|Katie Cox||Richmond Knights|
|Amba Thompson||Richmond Knights|
|Esther Kursite-Kobri||Hounslow Hawks|
|Freya Noble||Lancashire Spinners|
Head Coach – Rikki Broadmore
Assistant Coach – Alexis Lewis
Assistant Coach – Zach Meekings
Team Manager – Laura Doherty
Physio - Bob Bramah
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