GB Women Host Canada
Great Britain Women face Canada at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre on Wednesday, June 19 in preparation for the FIBA Women’s Eurobasket Finals 2019.
Special ticket prices are available for families (£24) and groups of youngsters (10 juniors and one free adult for £48).
GB host the Canadians after surprising many people in the qualifying stages and head coach Chema Buceta will no doubt look to his CCC Polkowice duo of Temi Fagbenle and Johannah Leedham-Warner to continue their impressive performances from the qualifying rounds.
WNBA centre Fagbenle joined the squad after being voted the Polish MVP whilst Leedham-Warner led her country in efficiency, scoring, rebounding, assists and steals during the qualifiers.
Manchester-born guard Mystics Georgia Jones, another key player, will be playing on her home court and said: “It’s our final warm-up game here before we fly out and we’d love a bumper Manchester crowd to come out and see us off.
“The fans have been brilliant at recent games and we’ve really made this court our home so it would be great to head to off with a really positive performance in front of our own supporters.”
The match against Canada will also be Great Britain’s only chance to play on home soil before the finals, where they face co-hosts Lativa, Ukraine and defending champions Spain in a tough Group phase.
The team embark on a series of away friendlies including Sweden, Slovenia and Spain, before their first Eurobasket Finals game against Latvia on June 27.
“Now we will do our best to compete at the highest level against the best teams in Europe. We know it is going to be difficult, but we will face it with ambition, courage, team attitude and self-confidence,” said coach Buceta.
The game will take place at the National Basketball Performance Centre, Belle Vue, Manchester on Wednesday June 19 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets, including the offers above, are available here