England U18 squads announced for Four Nations tournament in Cardiff

The men’s and women’s U18 England teams and coaching staff have been announced for the Four Nations tournament taking place at the Archers Arena in Cardiff on the 13 and 14 April. 

The tournament is the only time where all four nations – England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – participate in one competition.  

Over two-days the players will have the opportunity to showcase their talents ahead the FIBA European Championships, where Great Britain will compete at both U16 and U18. 

The games will be streamed live and free of charge via the BBL Player HERE


U18 Men  

Ashley Kitchen, Reading Rockets
Benjamin Brown, Manchester Magic
Benjamin Michaels, Ipswich
Emmanuel Oyebadejo, Manchester Magic 
Enoch Wangoy, Manchester Magic
Isaac Round, Reading Rockets
Jason Soodeen, Bristol Academy Flyers
Lane Campbell, Loughborough Riders
Matthew Goodwin, Manchester Magic
Michael Amako, Barking Abbey
Nedas Cholevinskas, Baltic Stars
Zamoku Weluche-Ume, Barking Abbey

Head Coach: Will Maynard 
Assistant Coach: Louis Chamberlain 
Team Manager: Damien Plummer 

U18 Women 

Charli Wroe, Manchester Mystics
Clementina Odom, BA London Lions
Fatmata Janneh, BA London Lions
Josephine Vourliotis, Manchester Mystics 
Katie Januszewska, Loughborough Riders
Katie Cox, Richmond Knights
Leia Edwards, Sierra Canyon
Louisa Gibbins, Bristol Academy Flyers
Natalie Charity, Nottingham Wildcats 
Olivia Forster, Ipswich
Tunmise (Oluwatunmise) Salu, Loughborough Riders
Saruna Gudza, Ipswich

Head Coach: Lauren Milligan 
Assistant Coach: Siobhan Prior 
Team Manager: Paula Charity 


April 13 

9am: Wales v Ireland (M) 
9am: England v Scotland (W) 

11am: Wales v Ireland (W) 

1pm: Ireland v England (M)

3pm: Ireland v England (W)

5.30pm: Wales v Scotland (M)

8pm: Wales v Scotland (W)

April 14 

9am: Ireland v Scotland (M) 

11am: Ireland v Scotland (W)

1pm: England v Scotland (M)

3pm U14s 3x3

5.30pm: Wales v England (M) 

8pm: Wales v England (W)

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

"It is an excellent opportunity for English players to test their mettle against Irish, Scottish and Welsh talent. 

“These competitions provide our young players with the experience and opportunity to play competitive games within the British Isles, creating rivalries and developing life skills with their peers and teammates. Players will learn vital lessons about dealing with pressure and team spirit."  

After a short hiatus since the last youth home nations tournament took place, the competition was brought back by the GB Youth Age performance group with a new age group added and Ireland welcomed in some age groups.   

Gavin Williams, Basketball Wales CEO, said:

“Basketball Wales is pleased to be hosting the U18 Four Nations tournament,”

“We’re looking forward to welcoming players, coaches, and supporters to the Welsh capital and to the Archers Arena at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

“Now that Wales’ U16 and U18 entries into the FIBA European Championships have finished following the 2012 agreement, these competitions will be the annual focus for our national performance squads.”

As well as the Cardiff events for U18s, U14 and U16 boys’ and girls’ tournaments will be held in Dundee and hosted by basketballscotland in May.

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