U16 Four Nations: England squads sweep tournament with showcase wins over hosts

England U16 Boys and Girls squads won the 2024 Four Nations, beating their Irish rivals to lift two championship trophies.

Head Coach Claire Harper-Black's girls were the first to lift silverware, beating Ireland 74-57, and becoming back-to-back competition winners.

Irene Oboavwoduo was MVP with 20 points, and Tiarna Chambers-Desmond and Chloe Vella chipped in with 16 points each.

On the final day of competition, Head Coach Alexis Lewis England Boys beat Wales, 116-54, in the morning, setting things up nicely for a championship decider against their fiercest rivals, Ireland.

A combination of 21, 14 and 11 points from Emmanuel Ahamefule, Obinna Ekufu and Myles Barry, plus a massive 14 rebounds from Kelvin Clement, put England on course for a 75-59 victory. 

On day one of competition England Girls had dismantled Scotland 113-45 and Wales 119-29, whilst the Boys did a number on the Scottish, 119-49.

The tournament ran from the 25-27 March at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin.

All the games were streamed live on basketballireland.tv, with live match tracker and stats via NBN23's Swish app. Find the live streaming links for each game below. 

Photos can be viewed and downloaded here.

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.

England schedules/results

Monday 25 March

10:00: Ireland 68-80 England Girls - friendly 
12:00 Ireland 71-82 England Boys - friendly

Tuesday 26 March

09:00: Scotland 45-113 England
17:00: England 119-29 Wales 

13:00: Scotland 49-119 England

Wednesday 27 March

17:00: Ireland 57-74 England

9:00: England 116-54 Wales
19:00: Ireland 59-75 England 

Squads, coaches and staff

The physiotherapy and sports science team for both squads is Bob Bramah, Leda Cox and Nathan Ramsdale-Owen.

A gallery of images from the tournament will be populated below.