Team England Select roster announced for inaugural Georgia Jones tournament

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:

  • Falkirk Fury (Scotland)
  • Lady Rocks Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Liffey Celtics (Ireland)
  • Ongar Chasers (Ireland)
  • Northants
  • England U15
  • Manchester Mystics 1 
  • Manchester Mystics 2 

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: 

Name Club
Grace Strickland               Oakland Wolves
Violet Stutz        Richmond Knights
Leia Edwards      Newham Youngbloods
Yemisi Mefful     Newcastle Eagles
Natalie Charity   Exeter Spartans
Hannah Gray      Ipswich
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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