Basketball England will send party to the FIBA’s 13th annual Women’s Basketball Summit in Postojna, Slovenia between July 11-15.
The group includes players, a referee and experienced coach Doreen St Marthe.
This year the event will use a new format as it runs alongside and as part of FIBA’s campaign #HerWorldHerRules.
The summit is broken down into three main parts, a player camp, coaching clinic and a referee camp. The player camp will be focused on individual skill development, in particular on fundamentals for perimeter and post players.
Each national federation must nominate one perimeter player and one post player to attend.
BE have selected to send Zulieka Franklin (perimeter) and Fatmata Janneh (post) to attend with Basketball Wales sending Kate Davies.
The coaching clinic will be led by coaches who are experts in young player development.
The party will be led by Doreen St Marthe, who is the Aspire girls head coach and a long-time team manager who will this year be team manager with the GB Under-16 girls.
The refereeing camp is delivered by FIBA’s top instructors and elite female referees and BE have nominated Jade Butters to attend as she has shown great potential to progress to the top level of competition.
FIBA are encouraging all federations to participate as they try to grow female involvement in all facets of the game.
BE Performance and Technical manager Steve Bucknall said: “The FIBA European Women's Basketball Summit will provide exposure and further opportunities, for our female coaches, officials and players to experience an environment of European sporting excellence, providing training for players, and CPD for coaches and referees.
“Aside from female player and coaching development, this summit also offers the opportunity for the women’s basketball game to come together, and for women in basketball to have their say in the direction they envision taking the sport in the future.”
BE Women’s Basketball Summit group
Doreen St Marthe – Coach
Jade Butters – Official
Zulieka Franklin – Player
Kate Davies – Player
Fatmata Janneh – Player