Talent: U18 Women gear up for summer engagement camp

The final list of invited players has now been confirmed ahead of next week’s U18 Women's summer engagement camp.

Taking place at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre between Monday 23 and Wednesday 25 August, the camp will include over 25 players from across the nation. 

Kenrick Liburd will be leading the camp

Head coach Kenrick Liburd said:

"I'm looking forward to being involved with the BE U18 camp, there's lots of good players and upcoming coaches involved.

"We have put together a good program that should definitely excite and challenge all involved."

Across the three days of camp, players will take part in a number of on court sessions as the group come together for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following on from last week's U16 National Showcase camp, Chris Hallam will continue his recent series of workshops on mental wellbeing for performance players, and Wednesday's activity will involve three 5v5 scrimmage games to close proceedings.

The players selected are as follows: 



Erin Caldwell Team Solent Kestrels
Miriam Carrasco Menendez Oaklands College Wolves
Natalie Charity  Nottingham Wildcats
Florence Cotterill Team Solent Kestrels
Katie Cox Richmond Knights
Lucretia Fakunle Barking Abbey
Olivia Forster Manchester Mystics
Zulieka Franklin Sevenoaks Suns
Louisa Gibbins Bristol Flyers
Hannah Gray  Ipswich
Saruna Gudza Ipswich
Felicia Jacobs-Abiola Haringey Angels
Fatmata Janneh Barking Abbey
Katie Januszewska Leicester Riders
Glory Kabia London Thunder
Nicholle Lavinier London Lions
Tejonah-Sharon McKay Hounslow Hawks
Oluwayemisi Mefful   Newcastle Eagles
Oluwatunmise Salu Leicester Riders
Tamara Smith White  Oaklands College Wolves
Kizzy Spence-Mussington Oaklands College Wolves
Grace Strickland  Barking Abbey
Violet Stutz  Richmond Knights
Amba Thompson  Richmond Knights
Lucy Tucker-Blackford Team Solent Kestrels
Josephine Vourliotis Manchester Mystics
Charli Wroe Manchester Mystics


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