After an encouraging weekend camp in Nottingham, Coach Mal has picked his team for the 2023 international season, including the Masters World Cup in Croatia and European Championships in Portugal.
A tough training session on the Saturday was followed by a friendly on Sunday against local team Maid Marian Ballers. The team were joined by guest players Jackie Bennett and Iwona Rentflejsz who provided some incredible insight into the game from the guard and forward positions respectively. This was the final group training before heading into preparation tournaments and the Masters World Cup in Croatia, where they will be competing in the +45 Women!
We were missing our two Point Guards Lisa Coffey and Mandy O’Brien who are both rehabilitating from knee injuries. The team showed how tough they can play against tall, strong and talented opposition, combined with an intricate display of skills across the board. The players also showed true comradery and incredible support for one another – they really have got each other’s backs! I can’t wait to see this team perform against some of the best in the +45 age group that we will be competing in Croatia, as well as the +50’s in Portugal later this year.
Coach Mal, FIMBA GB +50 Women Head Coach
FIMBA GB +50 Women’s Team for the World Cup in Croatia 2023
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Hazel Shaw – Captain
Lynda Alderson – Vice Captain
Ruth Barron – Vice Captain
FIMBA GB W50s came back from the European Championships last year feeling inspired and motivated to start training again. Since then we have recruited more players and now our squad is stronger than ever. With each training session we are becoming more connected both on and off the court. The support the players have for each other has helped to boost confidence amongst the team and prepare us for the next challenges of playing in Croatia and Portugal. We welcome the new players to the squad and hope they will enjoy the experience and fit into the unique bond that this team has established.
Hazel Shaw, FIMBA GB +50 Women Captain