Charlotte Moore selected for GB team!
Post date: Jun 16, 2013 9:41:31 AM
Standard Life GB Women’s Team announced for European Championships
The Standard Life GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team is ready to send the world a warning signal at the 2013 European Championships (Frankfurt, 28th June-8th July 2013) with a young team selected to build upon last year’s Paralympic success.
The current European Bronze Medallists, Great Britain heads to Frankfurt at the end of the month with Head Coaches Nigel Smith and Joe Jayaratne having combined a strong mix of experience and fresh blood to create a formidable future threat.
With an average age of 24, the team includes three new faces from that of London 2012 with 14 year old Charlotte Moore joining Sophie Carrigill (19) and Kirsty Wallace (31) in making their European Championship debut.
Standard Life GB Women’s Coach, Nigel Smith said, “It was very tough for us to narrow the squad down to the 12 players selected, but we feel they are the best players at this moment to help us achieve success in Frankfurt.
“We are looking forward to the European Championships as we believe that with the changes we have made over the last few months we can compete for a major medal although the tricky task of qualifying for the World Championships is never easy.”
Standard Life GB Women’s Coach, Joe Jayaratne said, “It was a really tricky selection process and, after a lot of discussion, we are happy that we have selected a team that will not only be competitive, but also has the scope to develop greatly, with the future in mind.
“Our first and main goal at the Europeans has to be to qualify for the World Championships next year and then, hopefully, to try to improve on our positioning relative to previous European campaigns.”
Standard Life GB Women’s Team for European Championships:
Amy Conroy (20, Norwich)
Madeleine Thompson (18, Hope Valley, Derbyshire)
Helen Turner (35, Chobham, Surrey)
Judith Hamer (22, Exeter)
Laurie Williams (21, Altrincham, Manchester)
Sarah Grady (29, Ely, Cambridgshire)
Clare Strange (33, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire)
Sophie Carrigill (19, Wakefield)
Charlotte Moore (14, Coventry)
Kirsty Wallace (31, Fareham)
Louise Sugden (28, Wokingham)
Helen Freeman (23, Watford)