The Sheffield College break new ground in EGBL

The European Girls Basketball League (EGBL) gets underway tomorrow, with The Sheffield College flying the flag for England.

Following on from the news that 21 English teams will be taking part in this season's European Youth Basketball League (EYBL), Sheffield are the first British team to appear in the EGBL's history and the sole English team taking part in this year's women's event, which was originally founded in September 2000.

Over 20 nations from across the continent are represented in this year's competition, including Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Greece, with coach Hopper's team flying the flag for England in the U20 category.

The South Yorkshire programme have stops in Estonia's capital Tallinn in the coming days before January's trip to Riga, Latvia and March's journey to Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The first stop in Estonia sees Sheffield playing five games in three days, as follows:

  • 28/10/22 - Helmi Basket
  • 28/10/22 - SBS Ostrava
  • 29/10/22 - Georgia U20s
  • 29/10/22 - Haga BG Dolphins
  • 30/10/22 - Liepaja LSSS

More information on the schedule can be found by clicking here.

The Sheffield College's head coach Will Hopper said:

"We are extremely proud to be the first-ever British team to compete in the EGBL.

"This is an amazing opportunity for our girls to experience playing against the best teams and players from across Europe.

"These opportunities do not come around often, it’s going to be an extremely tough challenge but hopefully a rewarding one."

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