19 February, 2024

GB Women victorious at the Osaka Cup 2024!

Photo: BWB / SA Images

A successful trip to Japan for the GB Women’s team as they won the Osaka Cup 2024 this past weekend, winning all of their games against Australia, Thailand, and Japan. The series of friendlies took place 16th–18th February 2024, providing a vital preparation opportunity for the squad ahead of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Throughout the tournament and alongside the playing schedule, the GB Women’s players have been taking part in activities with schools and junior groups to help grow the sport.

In the final, GB Women won 71:46 against hosts Japan, showcasing tremendous skill on the court for a roaring crowd of spectators. Joy Haizelden was named MVP, delivering a comprehensive performance in the final against Japan with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, Amy Conroy was named in the All-star Five. Lucy Robinson was given the ‘Friendship Award’, which celebrates the ethos of the tournament also known as the ‘Friendship Games’.

GB Women’s team who competed at the Osaka Cup 2024:
Sophie Carrigill – 1.0
Jodie Waite – 1.0
Kayla Bell – 1.5
Joy Haizelden – 2.5
Maddie Martin – 3.0
Amy Conroy – 4.0
Katie Morrow – 4.5
Lucy Robinson – 4.5
Jade Atkin – 4.5
Robyn Love – 3.5
Maddie Thompson – 4.0
Laurie Williams – 2.5

Congratulations and safe travels to the team!

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