Britain confirm final 12 for FIBA U18 Women's European Championships

Head Coach Vanessa Ellis (pictured) has made her selection after a three-day training camp at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester.

GB returns just four members of last year’s U18’s team that reached the bronze medal game, however there is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the eight newcomers.

Ellis said: “I am excited about this 12, which has real talent in all positions. It was a difficult task whittling this down to 12, which is a sign of the emerging depth.

“There is a great team ethic about this squad which I believe can be sustained when we get to tournament time.”

Ellis is joined in the coaching team by Lead Assistant Coach Jamie Smith and 100-cap veteran player Chantelle Handy.

Great Britain begin their European Championship campaign against the hosts Austria on Friday 3 August.



Katie Bennett

Sevenoaks Suns

Emma Cheetham

Myerscough College / Lancashire Spinners

Loren Christie

Barking Abbey

Charlotte Ellmore

Barking Abbey

Alix Henderson

Caledonia Pride

Shauna Harrison

Myerscough College / Lancashire Spinners

Esther Little

Ipswich Basketball

Shawnisay Millar

Caledonia Pride

Olivia Partridge

Sevenoaks Suns

Jessica Southwell

Sheffield Hatters

Loie Webb

Ipswich Force (AUS)

Holly Winterburn

Leicester Riders

Head Coach: Vanessa Ellis
Lead Assistant Coach: Jamie Smith
Assistant Coach: Chantelle Handy
Performance Analyst: Daniel Fatomide
Team Manager: Sadie Mason MBE
Physiotherapist: Aaron Wharton