GB Women’s training squad confirmed for Olympic Qualifying Tournament
The GB Women’s training squad has today been confirmed as the team prepares to fly to Serbia for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which takes place in Belgrade from 6th-9th February.
With the competition being switched from Foshan to Belgrade, the new times for the games have also been confirmed. The opening games against China and Korea will both tip at 11am GMT on the 6th and 8th respectively, whilst the final game v Spain will tip at 1:30pm GMT on Sunday 9th.
Eleven of the 12 who led GB to a historic fourth place finish at EuroBasket Women last summer have been named in the squad, with Stef Collins the only player set to miss out due to injury.
Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee is back with the squad, having been part of the training camp in the build up to last summer’s tournament. Chantel Charles returns after making her debut for the senior side during GB’s EuroBasket 2021 Qualifier v Belarus in November last year, whilst Kristine Anigwe is the newest face in the squad after committing to GB earlier this week.
The squad have been competing in club competitions all over Europe throughout 19/20, with players representing Great Britain in Turkey, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy and the UK.
Kristine Anigwe, Mollie Campbell, Chantel Charles, Temi Fagbenle, Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee, Cheridene Green, Chantelle Handy, Georgia Jones, Jo Leedham-Warner, Janice Monakana, Karlie Samuelson, Hannah Shaw, Eilidh Simpson, Rachael Vanderwal.