England U14, U15 camp invitees named, coaches appointed

The final preparations for two busy months of England Talent Programme activity will take place in Manchester next week. 

Newly-appointed staff for England U14 and U15 boys and girls teams will make their final selections for the squads that will be involved in a round of tournaments and training camps in April and May. 

Seventy hopefuls, who have progressed through this season’s rounds of Aspire Camps, will be assessed by coaches before the England squads are named for events in Menorca, Serbia and Scotland during April and May.  

The three-day selection camp will take place at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester. 

Coaches and staff have been appointed with Sterling Muschett U14 Boys head coach, Steven Lindsey leading the U14 girls, Billy Beddow in charge of the U15 boys and Maialen Zilbeti the U15 girls head coach. 

Steve Bucknall, BE Head of Talent and Performance, said: 

“Congratulations to the players who have the opportunity to show what they can do in camp and the coaches and staff appointed to lead them. It has been a productive season so far for the Aspire programme and I’m looking forward to seeing the players working hard to seize their chance to represent England.” 

Selection lists 

U14 Boys  

Alfie Murrell, Harris Federation Knights 
Andrew Nwokolo, London Thunder 
Ata Refioglu, Cambridge Cats
Dominic Goodwin, Manchester Magic 
Ephraim Ntumba  
Fulvio Dos Santos, Baltic Stars 
Jenson Green, Baltic Stars 
Jeremi Dutka, London Warriors 
Joy Ngala-Ndudi-Ndudi, London Thunder 
Kaya Birsen, London Elite 
Kelvin Aigbogun, Manchester Giants 
Myles Barry, London Thunder 
Stanislaw Bartnicki, Kingston Lions
Terrell Lacey, Team Birmingham Elite
Tristan Curren, Sussex Bears
Ziah Francis, City of Birmingham Rockets

Head Coach: Sterling Muschett 
Asst Coach: Seth Jones 
Team Manager: Habib Ola-Kareem 

U14 Girls  

Anna Idiata Mendez, Team Solent Kestrels 
Anya Williams, Manchester Mystics  
Athena Thompson, Daventry Swifts 
Bade Isik, Richmond Knights 
Chayana Collins-Foster, RDF 
Holly Ensoll, Kingston Lions 
Joelle Sealy, London Thunder 
Kaiya Bateman-Nyathi, Luton 
Kamilah Yakubu, Bristol Academy Flyers  
Kyhanna Campbell, Nottingham Wildcats 
Mischa Okada-Leroy, GCA Haringey Angels 
Neve Rugette, Richmond Knights 
Sonia Matei, Manchester Mystics  
Talitha Crane, Sheffield Hatters 
Tia May, City of Birmingham Rockets 
Tiarna Chambers-Desmond, Derby Trailblazers  

Head Coach: Steven Lindsey 
Asst Coach: Gemma Salmon 
Asst Coach: Lewis Scott

U15 Boys  

Amari Maitland-Mansour, Harrow Falcons 
Ancel-Gerard Torres, Sussex Storm
Corey Hill, Bristol Academy Flyers 
David Hewitt, Manchester Magic 
Ethan Round, Northamptonshire Titans 
Henry Bugden, Sussex Bears 
Jay Johnson, Team Birmingham Elite 
Jayden Evora Gomes, Manchester Giants 
Kervy Mabaya-Muteba, Enfield scorpions  
Khyle Capanzana, London Lions 
Maxwell Stead, City of Leeds 
Micael Filho  
Milo Murray, Richmond Knights 
Nathan Brown, Manchester Magic 
Nathaniel Djanogly, London Elite 
Philippos Basioudis, Coventry Tornadoes 
Riccardo Scaramuccia, Cambridge Cats 
Tejan Rugette, Richmond Knights 

Head Coach: Billy Beddow 
Asst Coach: Jack O’Keeffe 
Asst Coach: Kelson Dickson
Team Manager:
Chris James

U15 Girls  

Adaora Dioramma, GCA Haringey Angels 
Alana Cheal, Sussex Storm
Alice Woodward, Nottingham Wildcats  
Alicia Vann, Sheffield Hatters 
Amber Abbott  
Ayla Habbal, GCA Haringey Angels 
Charley Woodman, Bristol Academy Flyers 
Chloe Vella, London Elite 
Deanna Carrington, Ipswich Basketball Club 
Hannah Lovatt, Derby Trailblazers 
Hannah Montgomery, London Greenhouse Pioneers 
Irene Oboavwoduo, Manchester Mystics 
Isabella Trueman, Derby Trailblazers  
Jenna Ramen, Brixton Topcats 
Madeleine Warren, Richmond Knights 
Maisie Keyes, Manchester Mystics  
Megan Verbeeten, Sussex Storm
Nella Okoro, Sheffield Hatters  
Rihanna Angus, Hounslow Hawks 
Ruby Donnelly, Norfolk Iceni Basketball Club 

Head Coach: Maialen Zilbeti 
Asst Coach: Charlie Haynes 
Asst Coach: Alexis Lewis 
Team Manager: Laura Doherty 


Camp/tournament schedule  

4-6 April: Easter Selection Camp, NBPC, Manchester (U14, U15 Boys and Girls)  
12-17 April: Alaior City Tournament, Menorca (U14/U15 Boys and Girls)        
13-15 May: Tri-Nations Tournament, Dundee, Scotland (U14 Boys & Girls)  
21-24 May: Training camp/games, Belgrade, Serbia (U14/U15 Girls)  
24-27 May: Training camp/games, Belgrade, Serbia (U14/U15 Boys) 

Cardiac screening 

All players attending the selection camp will be offered cardiac screening alongside the normal testing conducted.

Andy Howse, BE Head of Physiotherapy and Sports Science, said: "The first people the ETP players will meet on first morning is likely to be the Sports Science and Medicine Team.  For 2022 BE is trying to complete all the screening on one day and for the first time in a number of years, the players are being will be offered discounted cardiac screening which we’re encouraging players they take up. 

“In light of the Christian Eriksen incident in last summer’s Euros, BE have been able to secure the services of cardiologist Dr Richard Lawrence to conduct cardiac screening at a significantly discounted rate.  BE would also like to thank Orca Medical for the loan of an ultrasound machine to conduct ECHO assessments, if required.  This testing will help us reduce the risk of a sudden cardiac death in our athletes.   

“The players will also complete Performance Profiling with the Strength & Conditioning (S&C) team alongside researchers from the University of Lincoln.   

“The results of this profiling will help enhance our understanding of our younger athletes and inform areas to work on in the future.” 

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