Expanding horizons - England squads announced for Four Nations tournaments

England squads and coaching staff have been announced for the upcoming Four Nations tournaments in Ireland and Scotland.

The first tournament of the year sees the National Basketball Arena in Dublin host the U16 Four Nations from 25-27 March, followed by the U18s, hosted by basketballscotland in Dundee, Scotland from 2-4 April.

This talent activity is part of Basketball England's New Horizons programme, which aims to strengthen the talent pathway by expanding opportunities for older talented basketball players to play for their country.

Steve Bucknall, Basketball England Head of Talent and Performance, said: 

"As we announce the selections for our national teams, we're not only celebrating the incredible talent of our players but also recognising the pivotal role that clubs and coaches play in their development journey. It's time to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes behind our players' success.

"Our national teams are a testament to the dedication and hard work put in by players, clubs, and coaches alike. Behind every athlete selected, there's a story of countless hours spent on the court, relentless training sessions, and unwavering support from their clubs and mentors.

We want to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the clubs and coaches who have nurtured and honed the skills of these remarkable athletes. Your commitment to player development is the bedrock upon which our national teams stand, and we recognise and appreciate the invaluable contribution you make to the sport."

England vs Wales at the 2023 Four Nations Tournament in Ireland


  • 25 March-27 March: Four Nations Tournament - Dublin, Ireland 
  • 2 April-4 April: Four Nations Tournament - Dundee, Scotland  


U16 Girls 

Anna Idiata Mendez, Team Solent Kestrels 
Athena Thompson, Milton Keynes Breakers
Chloe Vella, Richmond Knights 
Holly Ensoll, Kingston Lions 
Irene Oboavwoduo, Manchester Mystics
Kaiya Bateman, Milton Keynes Breakers
Neve Rugette, Richmond Knights 
Ophelia Larder-Lee, Sheffield Hatters 
Precious Godwin, Richmond Knights 
Summer Wilson, London Elite
Kosisochi Anyanwu, Bromsgrove Bears
Tiarna Chambers-Desmond, Nottingham Wildcats 

Head Coach: Claire Harper (Norfolk Hoopstars)  
Assistant Coach: Annie Scanlon (Team Solent Kestrels ) 
Team Manager: Charlotte Redhead (Erkenwald Ladies and Nottingham Wildcats)

U16 Boys 

Adrian Mordi, West Herts Warriors 
Andrew Christopher Olisa Nwokolo, London Thunder 
Emmanuel Ahamefule, London Elite
Ike Davids, Leicester and Loughborough Riders 
Jakub Bobkowski, Newcastle Eagles
Jamaul McAllister, Sussex Storm
Kelvin Osamudiamen Clement Aigbogun, Manchester Giants
Myles Barry, London Thunder
Obinna Ekufu, Haringey Heat 
Oliver Bishop, York Eagles
Tristan Curran, Sussex Bears 
Ziah Francis, Aquila Basket Trento 

Head Coach: Alexis Lewis (Greenhouse Sports)
Assistant Coach: Scott Burchnall (Lincoln Lightning)
Team Manager: Wayne Brooks (Tamworth Tigers) 

Physiotherapy and Sports Science team for both squads: Bob Bramah, Leda Cox and Nathan Ramsdale-Owen




Adaora Dioramma, CoLA Southwark Pride
Alina Riley, Nottingham Wildcats
Cerys Leach, Endeavour Ipswich Basketball
Charley Woodman, Loughborough Riders
Elizandra Costa, Manchester Mystics
Felicia Jacobs, CoLA Southwark Pride
Isobel Robinson, Manchester Mystics
Maisie Keyes, Manchester Mystics
Matilda Cait Goddard, Solent Kestrels
Megan Verbeeten, Sussex Storm
Samantha Mullock, Nottingham Wildcats
Valerie Cassidy De Falco, Nottingham Wildcats

Head Coach: Lauren Milligan (Barking Abbey Academy) 
Assistant Coach: Caitlyn Riley (Nottingham Wildcats) 
Team Manager: Leah Page (Anglia Ruskin University)

U18 MEN  

Amarlie Wilkinson, Barking Abbey Academy
Emmanuel Hezekiel, Myerscough College
Ethan Conway, Barking Abbey Academy
Jack Walton, Manchester Magic
Kervy Mabaya, Barking Abbey Academy
Moziah King-Danchie, Barking Abbey Academy
Louis Bello, Bracknell Cobras
Nicholas Wild, Derby Trailblazers
Noa Istrefi, London United
Sean Mackey, Holy Trinity / Sussex Storm
Timothy Oboh, Canterbury Academy
Tyresse Poku Mensah, Islington Panthers

Head Coach: Troy Culley (Myerscough College)
Assistant Coach: Brian Nguru (CoLA Southwark Pride)
Team Manager: Ben Fisher (Reading Rockets)

Physiotherapy and Sports Science team for both squads: Sean Lewis, Kirsten Wing and David Baron