GB Women’s 40+ & 50+ teams selected for World Champs 2023, Argentina

5 February 2023
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5 February 2023 Sadie Mason

We are delighted to announce the GB Women’s 40+ squad that will be flying out to Argentina in August for the World Maxibasketball Championship FIMBA – Mar Del Plata 2023.  As with all our teams, these women are aiming to be on the medal podium and – led by Head Coach CJ LEE and Assistant Coaches CAROLINE CHARLES (London Lions Youngbloods) and experienced masters basketball coach DAVID MASON (Sussex).   

Christie Petrucha-Rourke, Worthing Bears, West Sussex

Dawn Hall, Bromsgrove Bears BC, Birmingham 

Emma Parslow, Eastbourne, Ex. England Development Squad, Ex- Spelthorne

Jana Bambuchova, ex-Slovak National league 

Jennifer Watson, London (Ex. NCAA, professional)

Justine Allpress, USA (NCAA, ex-England Senior )

Katie Baverstock, Brighton Phoenix, ex-England Junior & ex-Crystal Palace

Michelle Tattersall, Ex-England Development Squad & NL Bristol

Ruth Eytle, London All Stars

Ruth Thomas, Ex-Wales Senior & WBBL Cardiff Met Archers

Vilma Jurgaityte, ex- Lithuanian National League


GB Women 50+

Known as ‘GRACE WITH PACE’, our GB Women’s 50+ team will be led by Head Coach RICHARD PARKER (Birmingham) and Assistant Coach ANITA CURTIS (Northampton). Coach Jimmy ‘Jimspshot’ Smith is also appointed to assist with the team’s preparation for the World Championship 2023, but unfortunately is unable to accompany the team to Mar del Plata.  GB Maxis Team Manager is GRACE JACCA, a very experienced operator used to volunteering her management services with Olympic teams.

Anta Riekstina, Dorset 

Elaine White, Ex-England U25, NL1 Birmingham 

Emma Seria-Walker, ex-NL1 Birmingham 

Karen Carmichael, Nottingham

Laura Shemming, Ex-England, NL1 Ipswich

Lisa Williams, ex-NL1 London 

Louise Cooke, Ex-England, NL1 Spelthorne

Olivia Maury, NL Cambridge

Sadie Mason, ex- GB & England, NL1 London

Shirley Campbell, ex-Scotland, SNL1 

Shirley White, Scottish NL1 

As with the previous World Championship 2019 in Helsinki, our 40+ and 50+ players will be the only British female teams at these World Championships.  We wish them every success as they fly the flag for Great Britain in Argentina later this year. Bring back the chip!

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