London Region (boys) won the Basketball England U15 Regional Development Tournament.
Following the U15 boys and girls Regional Development Tournament in Manchester on the 17 / 18 September, the initial rosters for the England U16 & U15’s Men’s and Women’s National Squad and National Development Programme have been announced.
London Select Players for England U16 & U15 Men’s Squad
Name & Club from 2015/16 Season
David Chive – London Feltham Warriors
Daijaun Antonio – London Greenhouse Pioneers
Louis Norton-Cuffy – Peckham Pride
Malachi Boakye-Yiadom – London Thunder – Lewisham
Eljay Morris – London Thunder – Lewisham
Kemari Kennley Bailey – London Feltham Warriors
Tomiwa Sulaiman- London Greenhouse Pioneers
Jordan Okonji – Croydon Elite/Peckham Pride [played for SE Region]
Eduardo Andre – Bow School – Tower Hamlets
London Select Players for England U16 & U15 Women’s Squad
Name and Club from 2015/16 Season
Jade Guidolin-Duncan- London Greenhouse Pioneers
Esther Atunrase – London Thunder – Lewisham
Shanice Flitton – GCA Haringey Angels
Basketball England’s Technical & Performance Manager, Vladan Dragosavac commented
“Congratulations to all players who have been selected to represent England in the Under 15 & Under 16 programmes this year, and potentially Great Britain in the 2017 European Championships. They have put a lot of time and effort into their own development and I’d also like to thank the player’s clubs, coaches and parents who ensure that each player has had the perfect environment to develop. I hope that the players will take this opportunity with both hands and give it their all over the next programme year.
Alongside the excellent work that clubs and their coaches are doing, the Regional Performance Centre programme has been effective in enhancing the player’s skills & knowledge of the game over the past 4 years and has been successful in developing players to a very high standard. We hope that the players that will be still involved in the RPC programme continue to give 100% and bring the skills learnt from the RPC into their respective national team programme.
For the players who have come to the end of their time in the RPC programme, use the skills learnt in the RPC programme as a base to progress their basketball career into the years to come”