Roster named for FIBA Under16 Women European Championship

Twelve players have been named by Head Coach Matthew Harber for Great Britain’s inaugural team at the FIBA U16 Women European Championship, which takes place in Macedonia later this month.

There are four returning players from last year’s Championships, with one of those, Oaklands Wolves’ Loren Christie being named captain. Ipswich’s Esther Little, West Bromwich Albion’s Lauren Saa and Manchester Mystics’ Ashana Hinds are the others.

Overall, there are three inclusions from the Mystics programme, with Rebecca Harwood-Bellis and Khia Lee making their debuts in FIBA competition at this level.  Pollyanna Storie represents the City of Edinburgh, while Southend Swifts’ Katie Bennett and Nottingham Wildcats’ Brahe Ashton come into the backcourt. 

Further forward, Mia Sarkodee-Adoo, Jade Guidolin Duncan and Alexandra Baker make up the rest of the group.

Britain begin their challenge in Skopje on Thursday August 17th, when they face Denmark (1530 BST). Further games in Group D follow against Albania, Switzerland, Slovakia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

All games will be streamed live via British Basketball’s Facebook page.

Great Britain U16 Girls For FIBA European Championship Division B
Brahe Ashton Nottingham Wildcats
Alexandra Baker Sevenoaks Suns
Katie Bennett Southend Swifts
Loren Christie (C) Oaklands Wolves
Jade Guidolin Duncan London Greenhouse Pioneers
Rebecca Harwood-Bellis Manchester Mystics
Ashana Hinds Manchester Mystics
Khia Lee Manchester Mystics
Esther Little Ipswich
Lauren Saa West Bromwich Albion
Mia Sarkodee-Adoo Oaklands Wolves
Pollyanna Storie City of Edinburgh

Head Coach: Matthew Harber
Assistant Coach: Kenrick Liburd
Performance Analyst: Adam Davies
Physiotherapist: Conal Geoghegan
Team Manager: Olga Cornish

Great Britain's Group D Fixtures:
Thursday August 17th 15:30 Great Britain v Denmark
Friday August 18th 11:00 Albania v Great Britain
Saturday August 19th 11:00 Great Britain v Switzerland
Monday August 21st 13:15 Slovak Republic v Great Britain
Tuesday August 22nd 13:15 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Great Britain

All tip times are in BST and games will be streamed live via Facebook.