Team England have named their men’s and women’s basketball squads who will compete for Team and Country on the Gold Coast in Australia.
Manchester Mystics’ Dominique Allen and Georgia Jones have been selected in the women’s squad. The squads also include a number of former Magic and Mystics players, Hannah Shaw, Mollie Champbell and Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee join Dom and Georgia in the women’s squad, while Andrew Thomson, Callum Jones (Georgia’s brother) and Orlan Jackman have been selected in the men’s squad. Congratulations to all.
The Games begin on 4 April and basketball will be making its first appearance at the Commonwealth Games since 2006, where Team England’s men and women both came away with a bronze medal.
Both basketball teams will compete in preliminary matches in Townsville before the semi-finals and medal matches take place on the Gold Coast. Team England women are in the seeded group up against Australia, Canada and Mozambique. The men’s team are in the unseeded pool against Cameroon, India and Scotland. The top two teams in each seeded group (Pool A) progress to the semi-finals whilst the bottom two play-off against the top two teams from the unseeded group (Pool B) for the two remaining semi-final spots.
Thursday 5th April Men 17:30 (AEST) 08:30 (UK) Group B England vs Scotland
Friday 6th April Women 18:30 (AEST) 09:30 (UK) Group A Canada vs England
Saturday 7th April Men 17:30 (AEST) 08:30 (UK) Group B England vs India
Sunday 8th April Women 11:30 (AEST) 02:30 (UK) Group A Mozambique vs England
Sunday 8th April Men 14:00 (AEST) 05:00 (UK) Group B Cameroon vs England
Monday 9th April Women 17:30 (AEST) 08:30 (UK) Group A England vs Australia
Tuesday 10th April Qualifing Finals
Friday 13th April Women Semi Final
Saturday 14th April Men Semi Final
Saturday 14th April Women Medal Games
Sunday 15th April Men Medal Games