19 ATHLETES INVITED TO ATTEND U16 WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TRYOUTS
TORONTO, ON (May 17, 2017) - Canada Basketball's Women's High Performance program is pleased to announce the 19 athletes invited to participate in the U16 National Team invitational tryouts at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus (Mississauga, ON) from May 24-25, 2017.
"After a very competitive assessment process we have invited 19 athletes who hope to represent Canada this summer in Argentina for the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship," said Denise Dignard, director, women's high performance. "These athletes have worked hard throughout the year and we look forward to a competitive tryout and continuing their international basketball development."
Training camp will follow tryouts from May 26th-June 3rd at the University of Toronto - Mississauga and the finalized team roster will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship. The team looks to maintain its 2015 gold medal finish and also qualify for the 2018 FIBA U17 Worlds.
Jodi Gram (Bill Crothers S.S.) takes the helm in her second year as Head Coach along with Co-Head Coach Dani Sinclair (University of Victoria). They will be joined by Assistant Coach Albena Branzova-Dimitrova (UQAM) and Performance Analyst, Michele Sung (University of Manitoba).
Canada is currently ranked 4th worldwide in the FIBA youth girls rankings.
A full list of invited athletes and coaches can be found below. For media requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAYERS INVITED TO 2017 U16 CWNT TRYOUTS BY INVITATION:
King's Christian Collegiate
St. Constant, QC
St. Elizabeth Seaton
Stoney Creek, ON
Cassandra Joli- Coeur
St. Francis SS
South Kamloops SS
Longfields-Davison Heights SS
St. Albert, AB
Paul Kane HS
GW Graham SS
Quebec City, QC
COACHING & TEAM STAFF
Bill Crothers S.S
University of Victoria
Université du Québec à Montréal
University of Manitoba
Head of Delegation
Women’s Youth Player Development Manager
Canada Basketball/Ontario Basketball
2017 U16 CWNT SCHEDULE
Tryout by Invitation
May 26-June 3
FIBA U16 AMERICAS
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Bailey Williams, email@example.com, 647.460.7976