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Another Team Coventry selection event took place yesterday at Barr’s Hill School to select Coventry’s girls’ basketball 3×3 team for the International Children’s Games this summer.  


Eight girls aged 12-15 were selected and will now go to the basketball 3×3 boot camp in the build up to the Games. 


Coventry University Basketball Coach, Rob Eddon and Barr’s Hill School’s Head of P.E, Natalie Marks, helped organise the event and select the squad.  


The girls were picked from the following local schools, Barr’s Hill, Cardinal Wiseman and Cardinal Newman. 


Andy Williams, Director of Business, Investment and Culture, Coventry City Council, said: “It’s great to hear about the success of the girls 3×3 basketball selection event. As a result of the try-out session, we are adding eight girls to a growing Team Coventry that will represent our city.


“Events like the International Children’s Games are really important for the city and for all of our talented and ambitious young athletes.”


Team Coventry Manager, Danny Kingham, added: “Everyone that took part in the session was brilliant and we saw a high standard across the board. I really look forward to seeing the athletes that were selected at the training camps soon.” 


The International Children’s Games in Coventry will be the first in the history of the Games to be inclusive and see disabilities celebrated throughout. Coventry also aims to make the Games the greenest ever, making conscious decisions to ensure sustainability. 


Basketball 3×3 will take place in Broadgate in Coventry’s city centre during the Games between 11-16 August 2022.


Head to the Coventry ICG 2022 website for more information on upcoming selection events for Team Coventry.


Written by: David Watkins

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