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Great Britain Women to face Canada in June

Great Britain Women face Canada at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre on Wednesday, June 19 in preparation for the FIBA Women’s Eurobasket Finals 2019.

And special ticket prices are available for families and groups of youngsters to attend the game. Families (2 adults, 2 children) can get in for just £24, while a group of 10 juniors will costs just £48 with an adult going free.

GB host the Canadians after surprising many people in the qualifying stages and head coach Chema Buceta will no doubt look to his CCC Polkowice duo, Temi Fagbenle and Johannah Leedham-Warner, to continue their impressive performances from the qualifying rounds.

WNBA centre Fagbenle joined the squad after being voted the Polish MVP whilst Leedham-Warner led her country in efficiency, scoring, rebounding, assists and steals during the qualifiers.

Manchester-born guard Mystics Georgia Jones, another key player, will be playing on her home court and said: “It’s our final warm-up game here before we fly out and we’d love a bumper Manchester crowd to come out and see us off.

“The fans have been brilliant at recent games and we’ve really made this court our home so it would be great to head to off with a really positive performance in front of our own supporters.”

The match-up against Canada will also be Great Britain’s only chance to play a game on home soil before the Finals, where they face co-hosts Lativa, Ukraine and defending champions Spain in a tough Group phase.

“Now we will do our best to compete at the highest level against the best teams in Europe. We know it is going to be difficult, but we will face it with ambition, courage, team attitude and self-confidence,” said coach Buceta.

The game will take place at the National Basketball Performance Centre, Belle Vue, Manchester on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets, including the offers above, are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gb-v-canada-tickets-61590607164

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Jones selected in GB Squad November 2018

Jones selected in Great Britain squad for November EuroBasket Qualifiers

Manchester Mystics’ Georgia Jones has been selected in the Great Britain Women’s Squad for the upcoming vital EuroBasket Qualifiers in Manchester later this month.

She is joined by former Mystics’ Dominique Allen (currently playing for Sepsi soc in Romania), Hannah Shaw (currently playing for AD Cortegada in Spain), Mollie Campbell (currently playing for fellow WBBL-side Leicester Riders) and Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee (currently playing for Ferrol in Spain).

The Great Britain Women will meet in Manchester for training camp on the 11th November before playing Greece on Saturday 17th November and Portugal on Wednesday 21st November both at the Mystics’ base at the National Basketball Performance Centre, tip-off for both games is 7:00pm.

The Men then roll into Town for their EuroBasket Qualifier against Austria on Thursday 29th November at 7:00pm at the National Basketball Performance Centre.

Tickets are still available and you can get yours here

Full Squad here

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Great Britain are coming to Town this November

As a loyal basketball fan we are delighted to offer you the chance to get your hands on tickets to see the GB’s Senior Men and Women in action in Manchester, this November!

GB’s women can qualify for EuroBasket Women 2019 with two massive home games against Greece and Portugal, while the men start their road to EuroBasket 2021 with a clash with Austria in the Pre-Qualifiers.

Both teams need your support at the National Basketball Performance Centre and you can purchase your tickets NOW before they go on general sale!

FIBA WOMEN’S EUROBASKET 2019 QUALIFIERS

Great Britain v Greece 

Saturday 17th November 2018, 19:00

Great Britain v Portugal 

Wednesday 21st November 2018, 19:00

General Admission: £8 Adult / £5 Child

FIBA MEN’S 2021 EUROBASKET PRE-QUALIFIERS

Great Britain v Austria

Thursday 29th November 2018, 19:00

Premium: £18 Adult / £12 Child Standard: £15 Adult / £9 Child  

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Summer of International Basketball Schedule

Live Streams (if available) should be found: here

Great Britain Summer Schedule:

Great Britain Senior Men World Cup Qualifiers 2019 at Glasgow Emirates Arena

Friday 29th June GB Men 74-65 Estonia at 7:30pm

Monday 2nd July GB Men 59-67 Israel at 7:30pm

GB Men miss out on the second phase of qualification.

Great Britain U20 Women 7-15 July Oradea, Romania – Division B, Group A (Coached by Mystics’ Head Coach Jeff Jones, and support staff include Mystics’ Natalie Chaloner and Dominique Allen)

7th July Israel 72-55 GB at 1:00pm (Video)

8th July GB 61-76 Romania at 5:30pm (Video)

9th July Lithuania 54-65 GB at 3:15pm (Video)

11th July GB 59-70 Ukraine at 3:15pm (Video)

12th July Greece 50-58 GB at 1:00pm (Video)

14th July GB 62-61 Denmark at 1:00pm 9-12 Classifications Games (Video)

15th July GB 64-72 Greece at 1:00pm 9th-10th Classifications Games (Video)

Great Britain U20 Women finish in 10th place

Great Britain U20 Men 14-22 July Chemnitz, Germany – Division A, Group A

14th July GB 62-76 Turkey at 2:45pm (Video)

15th July Montenegro 80-70 GB at 12:30pm (Video)

16th July GB 74-85 Lithuania at 7:15pm (Video)

18th July Croatia 93-62 GB at 12:30pm Round of 16 (Video)

19th July GB 77-64 Greece at 2:45pm 9-16 Classification Games (Video) Division A status secured for 2019.

21st July Ukraine 66-82 GB at 2:45pm 9-12 Classifications Games (Video)

22nd July Lithuania 76-62 GB at 11:15am 9th-10th Classifications Games (Video)

Great Britain U20 Men finish in 10th place

Great Britain U18 Men 28 July – 5 August Liepaja – Ventspils – Riga, Latvia – Division A, Group D (Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo)

28th July GB 87-78 Montenegro at 12:00noon (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo played 13 minutes had 7 points 3 rebounds 1 steal

29th July Serbia 102-71 GB at 12:00noon (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo played 16 minutes had 6 points 3 rebounds 2 assists

31st July Lithuania 93-82 GB at 4:30pm (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo played 14 minutes had 1 rebound 1 steal

1st August Finland 73-77 GB at 12:00noon Round of 16 (Video) Division A status secured for 2019.

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo did not play (injured)

3rd August Latvia 76-51 GB at 4:30pm Quarter Finals (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo did not play (injured)

4th August GB 68-100 Lithuania at 2:15pm 5th-8th Classification Games (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo did not play (injured)

5th August GB 70-68 Montenegro at 12:00noon 7th-8th Classifications Games (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo did not play (injured)

Great Britain U18 Men finish in 7th place

Great Britain U18 Women 3-12 August Furstenfeld – Gussing – Oberwart, Austria – Division B, Group C

3rd August GB 53-50 Austria at 7:15pm (Video)

4th August Turkey 66-59 GB at 7:15pm (Video)

5th August GB 87-70 Montenegro at 2:45pm (Video)

7th August Netherlands 73-67 GB at 12:30pm (Video)

8th August GB 83-62 Denmark at 7:15pm (Video)

10th August GB 73-62 Slovakia at 7:15pm 9th-16th Classification Games (Video)

11th August Greece 60-67 GB at 7:15pm 9th-12th Classification Games (Video)

12th August Romania 56-45 GB at 3:30pm 9th-10th Classification Games (Video)

Great Britain U18 Women finish in 10th place

Great Britain U16 Boys 9-18 August Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Division B, Group A (Saul May)

9th August Ireland 59-69 GB at 1:15pm (Video)

Saul May started, played 22 minutes had 10 points 9 rebounds 1 assist 1 block

10th August GB 70-92 Romania at 3:30pm (Video)

Saul May started, played 20 minutes had 3 points 2 rebounds 2 blocks

11th August Luxembourg 37-89 GB at 3:30pm (Video)

Saul May started, played 19 minutes had 4 points 4 rebounds 2 assists 2 blocks

13th August GB 53-52 Portugal at 8:00pm (Video)

Saul May played 19 minutes had 3 points 7 rebounds 2 assists 3 steals

14th August Sweden 77-79 GB at 3:30pm (Video)

Saul May played 7 minutes had 2 steals

16th August Russia 78-70 GB at 3:30pm Quarter Final (Video)

Saul May started, played 25 minutes had 3 rebounds 2 assists

17th August GB 71-83 Poland at 1:15pm 5th-8th Classification Games (Video)

Saul May played 24 minutes had 9 points 4 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal

18th August Romania 76-80 GB at 1:00pm 7th-8th place Classification Games (Video)

Saul May played 10minutes had 2 points 1 steal

Great Britain U16 Men finished in 7th place

Great Britain U16 Girls 16-25 August Podgorica, Montenegro – Division B, Group A (Jade Mbam)

16th August MKD 44-53 GB at 5:15pm (Video)

(Captain) Jade Mbam started, played 35 minutes had 20 points 2 rebounds 2 assists 2 steals

17th August GB 43-60 Sweden at 2:00pm (Video)

Jade Mbam started, played 32 minutes had 2 points 1 assist 1 steal

18th August Montenegro 49-43 GB at 7:30pm (Video)

Jade Mbam started, played 21 minutes had 3 points 2 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal

20th August GB 51-37 Iceland at 5:15pm (Video)

Jade Mbam started, played 32 minutes had 9 points 2 steals

21st August GB 24-58 Greece at 2:00pm (Video)

Jade Mbam started, played 31 minutes had 2 points 2 rebounds 1 assist

23rd August Estonia 42-28 GB at 12:45pm 9th-16th place Classification Games (Video)

Jade Mbam started, played 34 minutes had 2 points 3 rebounds 4 assists 1 steal 1 block

24th August GB 58-66 Ireland at 12:45pm 13th-16th place Classification Games (Video)

Jade Mbam started, played 30 minutes had 3 rebounds 1 assist

25th August Switzerland 49-52 GB at 10:30am 15th-16th place Classification Games (Video)

Jade Mbam started, played 22 minutes had 1 rebound 1 steal

Great Britain U16 Women finish in 15th place

Wales Summer Schedule:

Wales U16 Boys 3-11 Julys Serravalle, San Marino – Division C, Group B (Ben Gordos and Henry Lythe De Pee)

3rd July Malta 60-71 Wales at 1:30pm

Luke Gordos played 37 minutes had 22 points 7 rebounds 9 assists 3 steals

Henry Lythe De Pee played 7 minutes had 1 rebound  

5th July Wales 68-71 Gibraltar at 7:00pm

Luke Gordos played 17 minutes had 3 points 7 rebounds 3 assists 

Henry Lythe De Pee played 22 minutes had 5 points 2 rebounds 4 assists 2 steals

7th July Scotland 58-65 Wales at 11:30am

Luke Gordos played 37 minutes had 16 points 11 rebounds 5 assists 4 steals 1 block

Henry Lythe De Pee played 11 minutes had 2 rebounds 1 steal

8th July Wales 56-50 Andorra at 4:30pm

Luke Gordos played 29 minutes had 7 points 4 rebounds 4 assists 4 steals

Henry Lythe De Pee played 9 minutes had 4 points 1 rebounds

10th July Wales 66-56 San Marino at 7:00pm (Semi-Final)

Luke Gordos played 39 minutes had 20 points 4 rebounds 4 assists 3 steals 3 blocks

Henry Lythe De Pee played 8 minutes had 2 points 2 rebounds 1 assist

11th July Andorra 84-49 Wales at 6:00pm (Final)

Luke Gordos played 21 minutes had 10 points 5 rebounds 1 assist

Henry Lythe De Pee played 13 minutes had 2 points 2 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal

Wales U16 Boys finish in second place

This page will be updated with results, information of players from the club that are involved and their stats.

Jade Mbam GB U16 2018

Mbam selected for Great Britain U16 at European Championships

Manchester Mystics’ Jade Mbam has been selected to represent Great Britain U16 Women at the Division B European Championships in Podgorica, Monenegro on 16th to the 25th August.

They play MKD (Macedonia), Sweden, Montenegro, Iceland and Greece in their group stages in Group A, their schedule is as follows:

16th August MKD vs GB at 5:15pm

17th August GB vs Sweden at 2:00pm

18th August Montenegro vs GB at 7:30pm

20th August GB vs Iceland at 5:15pm

21st August GB vs Greece at 2:00pm

23rd August Classification Games

24th August Classification Games

25th August Classification Games

Saul May GB U16 2018

May selected for Great Britain U16 at European Championships

Manchester Magic’s Saul May has been selected to represent Great Britain U16 Men at the Division B European Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9th to the 18th August.

They play Ireland, Romania, Luxembourg, Portugal and Sweden in their group stages in Group A, their schedule is as follows:

9th August Ireland vs GB at 1:15pm

10th August GB vs Romania at 3:30pm

11th August Luxembourg vs GB at 3:30pm

13th August GB vs Portugal at 8:00pm

14th August Sweden vs GB at 3:30pm

16th August Classification Games

17th August Classification Games

18th August Classification Games

For updates visit our Summer of International Basketball page

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Emeka-Anyakwo selected for Great Britain U18 at European Championships

Manchester Magic’s Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo has been selected to represent Great Britain U18 Men at the Division A European Championships in Liepaja, Ventspils and Riga in Latvia on 28th July to the 5th August.

They play Montenegro, Serbia and Lithuania in their group stages in Group D, their schedule is as follows:

28th July GB 87-78 Montenegro at 12:00noon (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo played 13 minutes had 7 points 3 rebounds 1 steal

29th July Serbia 102-71 GB at 12:00noon (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo played 16 minutes had 6 points 3 rebounds 2 assists

31st July Lithuania 93-82 GB at 4:30pm (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo played 14 minutes had 1 rebound 1 steal

1st August Finland 73-77 GB at 12:00noon Round of 16 (Video) Division A status secured for 2019.

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo did not play (injured)

3rd August Latvia 76-51 GB at 4:30pm Quarter Finals (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo did not play (injured)

4th August GB 68-100 Lithuania at 2:15pm 5th-8th Classification Games (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo did not play (injured)

5th August GB 70-68 Montenegro at 12:00noon 7th-8th Classifications Games (Video)

Arinze Emeka-Anyakwo did not play (injured)

Great Britain U18 Men finish in 7th place

For updates visit our Summer of International Basketball page

Sam Dom and Georgia in GB squad

Mystics trio selected in Great Britain squad for upcoming FIBA EuroBasket Qualifiers

Manchester Mystics trio Dominique Allen, Georgia Jones and Samantha Roscoe have been selected in the 16-strong Great Britain Women’s Squad for the upcoming FIBA EuroBasket Qualifiers.

The team will congregate for a short preparation camp on 4 February and then will depart for Faro on 8 February, ahead of their clash against Portugal on Saturday 10 February at 9pm in Pavilhao.

They will then move on to Israel, who they will go up against on Wednesday 14 February at 6.30pm in Tel Aviv.

For more information on FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2019 click HERE and follow #EuroBasketWomen and #BritishBasketball

Becky Harwood-Bellis

Rising Mystics star says self-belief is the key

Becky Harwood-Bellis is in her first season with the Manchester Mystics, but the 15-year-old, whose twin brother, Taylor, plays football for Manchester City and England, is already making her mark.

Here, she tells us why she likes basketball and reflects on her Great Britain debut in the summer.

How did you get into basketball?

Becky: My brother. Someone came into my school. St Philip’s in Stockport, to run some basketball lessons. My brother said he wanted to start and I said I didn’t. I’ve always been scared to try new things. He really wanted to do it but said he would only do it if I did it. I decided to give it a go.

And you liked it?

Becky: I couldn’t even catch a ball when I started, but I stuck at it. I’d tried other things, like ballet, but nothing really appealed. I had two left feet when it came to football. With basketball, I enjoyed the amount of stuff there was to learn. And I liked the physicality, the toughness.

Becky Harwood-Bellis

Now you’re a GB international!

What was it like to get selected for the European Championships?

Becky: I cried a lot. I was in pure shock. Everyone else believes in me, but I don’t believe in myself.

Who was your debut against?

Becky: Denmark. I was so scared. I didn’t tell anyone I was scared. My brain was doing overtime. My first touch of the ball, I shot a three. I was so happy.

What difference has playing for GB made to you?

Becky: My confidence levels have gone from zero to a hundred. But I’ve still got more to give. I’ve also learned that if I want something I can achieve it.

So what now?

Becky: My weakness is still my confidence. I need to believe in myself.

And another Euros in 2018?

Becky: I’ve got more of a chance having played in one already, but I’m not taking anything for granted. I’ve got to keep on working.

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Mystics Allen and Jones earn GB call up

Congratulations to Manchester Mystics’ Dominique Allen and Georgia Jones, who have been called up to the Great Britain Senior Women’s Squad for the EuroBasket 2019 qualifiers in November.

The squad announced today, will meet at the Mystics home base in Manchester in the first full week of November ahead of the visit of Israel to the National Basketball Performance Centre on Saturday November 11th. Tickets are available for the first women’s international there since their epic comeback 71-67 win over Montenegro in February 2016.

Britain then travel to Northern Greece where they will face their first away game at the 4,000 capacity Kozani Arena on Wednesday November 15th.