GB Basketball

The final roster for the GB Under-20 Women British Basketball squad was announced this week. They travelled to Montenegro on Tuesday 30th June to compete at the European Championships Division B later this week.

Scots Robyn Lewis, Sarah Thomson, Hannah Peacock and Kirsten Simpson have all made the final 12 who are set to play 9 games in the opening round of the Championships.

City of Edinburgh duo Hannah Peacock and Kirsten Simpson are looking forward to representing GB at the Championships. Peacock, named vice-captain of the team, recently trained with the GB Senior squad during their Eurobasket preparations and is looking to build on this experience, “GB U20s is the perfect environment for me to develop and excel at international level” she said.

Robyn Lewis, who missed out on last year’s competition due to injury, said, “I am both excited and proud to be given this opportunity. After last year’s injury disappointment it means even more to me to have a GB jersey on, representing my country at such a high level. The team have really come together as a group and I am excited to see what we can do in Montenegro.”

Fellow Scot Sarah Thomson is also looking forward to the challenge, “I am very happy and grateful to be selected for the team. We have all worked super hard in training camp and I’m sure we will get positive results in Montenegro.”

The team will have a day or so to settle in and will play their first match against Israel on July 2nd.