GB Under-18 Women initial squad of 16 confirmed

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GB have confirmed an initial squad of 16 for the Under-18 Women’s squad ahead of this summer’s European Championship.

Nottingham Wildcats’ playcaller Kenrick Liburd is back in charge with Lauren Milligan and Karen Burton as assistant coaches with the U18 Euros taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria from 30 July- 7 August.

Hoopsfix All-Star Classic 2022 MVP Issy Bunyan is included in the squad alongside seven other players who competed in this year’s Under-19 Women’s game with 2019 participant Leia Edwards the only player included based outside of the UK having impressed at Sierra Canyon high school.

Ipswich starlet Olivia Forster impressed alongside Edwards in England Under-18 action at the inaugural Four Nations Tournament in April with Fatmata Janneh and Charli Wroe also standing out.

GB face Ireland Under-20’s in a three-game friendly series that starts on Friday.

GB U18 Women Squad

Issy Bunyan, Cardiff Met Archers
Natalie Charity, Nottingham Wildcats
Leia Edwards, Sierra Canyon (USA)
Olivia Forster, Ipswich
Louisa Gibbins, Bristol Flyers
Hannah Gray, Ipswich
Fatmata Janneh, Barking Abbey
Katie Januszweska, Leicester Riders
Chinadindu Kpalobi, Barking Abbey
Clementina Odom, Barking Abbey
Erin Powell, Leicester Riders
Carys Roy, Cardiff Met Archers
Tunmise Salu, Leicester Riders
Violet Stutz, CoLA
Grace Strickland, Barking Abbey
Charli Wroe, Manchester Mystics

(Teams listed as of 2021-22 season)

Head Coach – Kenrick Liburd
Assistant Coach – Karen Burton
Assistant Coach – Lauren Millgan
Team Manager – Paula Charity
Physio – Dave Hall
S&C Coach – Jon Fortesque

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