The Great Britain Women’s U25 Team proved the future of wheelchair basketball is in safe hands, as they took gold at the 2016 Women’s U25 European Championships in Elxleben, Germany this weekend.
With an average age of just over 18-years-old, Leah Evans joined forces with Coventry’s Siobhan Fitzpatrick to co-captain the side to victory. Having defeated Turkey twice, GB avenged an earlier defeat to Germany to storm back in the final and take gold with a 51-42 victory.
Leah Evans and Katie Morrow were named in the competition’s All Star 5.
|Friday 13th May|
|Saturday 14th May|
|6||16:00 – Final||Germany||42||v||51||Great Britain|
GB Women’s U25 Team – 2016 U25 European Championships Squad
Michaela Bell, 1.5 (Worcester Wolves, Sheffield Steelers)
Freya Levy, 2.0 (Essex Outlaws, GLL & Aspire London Titans)
Leah Evans, 2.5 (Coyotes, Sheffield Steelers)
Siobhan Fitzpatrick, 3.0 (GLL & Aspire London Titans, CWBA)
Miriam Haizelden, 3.0 (Blackhawks, Vixens, Wolverhampton WBC)
Megan Wood, 3.0 (GLL & Aspire London Titans)
Mo Hastings, 4.0 (Stoke Spitfires, Cheshire Phoenix, CWBA)
Katie Morrow, 4.5 (Knights WBC, Sheffield Steelers, NI WBC)
Head Coach: Dan Price
Assistant Coach: Paul Claridge
Team Manager: Lauren Smith
Physio: Laura Heathcote
Image: BWB/Lauren Smith