13 July, 2022

Team England 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball squads named for Birmingham 2022!

Image credit: Team England

The men’s and women’s squads set to represent Team England in the 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been announced this morning.  

The announcement of the team’s today is undoubtedly made even more significant at a home Games, and in what is a historic moment for wheelchair basketball at its inaugural appearance on the Commonwealth Games roster. 

Squads for both the men and women’s England 3×3 will feature four selected players. Athletes have been training extensively over the last year at camps and trials ahead of the Games, preparing themselves for the 3×3 format of the game. 

The men’s 3×3 squad is comprised of seasoned experienced and exciting young talent. GB men’s athlete and two-time Paralympic bronze medallist Lee Manning is set to bring his broad knowledge to the court. Joining Manning on court are Tyler Baines, Charlie McIntyre and Abderrahim Taghrest, three athletes whose technical and tactical skills have earned their way to the Commonwealth Games for their first senior international call-ups. 

England women’s 3×3 team features four GB athletes including Joy Haizelden, Charlie Moore, Amy Conroy and Jade Atkin, who will all bring an energetic style of play ideal for the 3×3 format. This energy combined with their experience at top level competitions is sure to deliver results in front of the home crowd in Birmingham. 

England Talent Manager and Birmingham 2022 Team Leader Justine Lucas commented on the squad announcements:  

“Today is an incredible day as we proudly name the athletes who will represent Team England in the first ever Commonwealth Games 3×3 wheelchair basketball competition. 

 It was fantastic to see so many talented players attend the open trials earlier this year, which made our selection camp fiercely competitive. Both the men and women’s 3×3 teams are getting stuck into the preparation together in the build-up to Birmingham 2022 and we couldn’t be more excited!” 

Team England Women’s Amy Conroy commented: 

“It’s an absolute honour to be selected to represent Team England – I could not be more hyped! When I’ve played in front of a home crowd before it’s been completely electric and gives us serious energy to step it up a level.” 

Team England Men’s Charlie McIntyre commented: 

“It’s quite astonishing really, I’m lost for words. It’s incredible to be selected. I think its going to be an amazing experience with a home crowd, I’ve never played in front of that many people! I think the crowd will make the whole experience better being able to play in front of the crowd and hopefully get them buzzing to see wheelchair basketball.” 

Both Team England squads join the Scotland Women’s 3×3 and Northern Ireland Men’s 3×3 squads in Birmingham as the pool stages get underway at the end of July.  

Ticketing: https://tickets.birmingham2022.com/  

England Men’s 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball squad 

Vest number Player name Classification 
Abderrahim Taghrest 1.0 
Tyler Baines 3.5
14 Lee Manning 4.5 
24 Charlie McIntyre 3.0 

England Men’s 3×3 reserves: Pete Cusack and Jake Robinson 

Team England announces its Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team set to compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Featuring Lee Manning, Abderrahim Taghrest, Charlie McIntyre & Tyler Baines. Photo Credit: Sam Mellish / Team England

England Women’s 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball squad 

Vest number Player name Classification 
Charlie Moore 1.0 
Jade Atkin 4.5 
10 Amy Conroy 4.0 
14 Joy Haizelden 2.5 

England Women’s 3×3 reserves: Ellan Fraser and Freya Levy 

Team England announces its Womens’ Wheelchair Basketball team set to compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Featuring Joy Haizelden, Amy Conroy, Charlotte Moore & Jade Atkin. Photo Credit: Sam Mellish / Team England
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