Canada Basketball has announced that Winnipeg basketball player Emily Potter has been invited to attend an upcoming national ID camp for players at the National Junior Team (19U).  Emily was a member of the National Cadet Team in the summer of 2012 and recently finished a stand out year at Glenlawn Collegiate last week in the provincial championships.  Emily has committed to attend the University of Utah NCAA division 1 this fall.  For more on the national program...


Toronto, Ont. – Canada Basketball is pleased to announce the appointment of Rich Chambers as the head coach of the Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT) and the return of Carly Clarke as the head coach of the Cadette Women’s National Team (CWNT). Both bring a wealth of coaching expertise and a winning pedigree to Canada Basketball as the junior and cadette age groups prepare for the coming competitive season.

Coach Chambers of Port Moody, B.C., looks forward to his return to the helm of the JWNT. “The coaching staff is extremely excited to be getting the majority of the girls back into camp. We feel we have a group of young women who have the potential to play very well at this year’s World Championships and improve upon our strong showing at last summer’s FIBA Americas. Personally, I am glad for the opportunity to return to this team and I look forward to guiding this group of talented and skilled players as we look to develop athletes for the senior women’s national team program.”

Halifax, N.S. native Coach Clarke returns to the program she guided to a bronze medal at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships for Women – the first medal Canada has won at this prestigious event. "I am very honoured to have the opportunity and privilege to lead the Cadette Women's National Team again this summer.  This is an exciting time for Canadian Women's basketball, exemplified by the recent hiring of Senior Team coach Lisa Thomaidis. Canada Basketball is reaching new heights – and our cadette coaching staff takes great pride in being part of the development process of our young athletes to help attain our national team goals of reaching the podium at the World Championships and Olympic Games. It will no doubt be another exhilarating summer."

Rounding out the coaching staffs are returning assistants Donna Branch of Lethbridge, Alta. and Scott Edwards of Edmonton, Alta. for the JWNT.  Andre Desjardins of Gloucester, Ont. will return as one of the CWNT assistant coaches and will be joined by another assistant coach to be confirmed at a later date.  Jodi Gram of Markham, Ont. will serve as the CWNT video coach; while the JWNT video coach will be confirmed shortly.

Before these dedicated coaching teams return to the court for this summer’s competitive season, they will gather with invited athletes at Humber College’s North Campus for a National Age-group Assessment camp to be heldMarch 29 to April 1.

This summer, the JWNT will participate in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships for Women taking place in Lithuania. The Tournament involving 16 countries from all FIBA zones will take place July 18 – 28. The CWNT will compete in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women in Mexico. The team will take the floor June 19-23.

Women’s National Age-group Assessment Camp Invitees

Junior Age-group (born 1994 or later)

Last Name First Name Year Hometown
Beaudry Sophie 1994 Chambly, Que.
Campbell Taijah 1994 Pickering, Ont.
Caron-Goudreau Audrey-Ann 1995 Gatineau, Que.
Caron-Goudreau Khaleann 1995 Gatineau, Que.
Colley Shay 1996 Brampton, Ont.
Crozon Paige 1994 Humboldt, Sask.
Dornstauder Quinn 1995 Regina, Sask.
Grant-Allen Saicha 1995 Hamilton, Ont.
Halvorson Kaylee 1994 Saskatoon, Sask.
Hamblin Ruth 1994 Houston, B.C.
Hill Sami 1994 Toronto, Ont.
Marois Sarah-Jane 1994 Quebec, Que.
Nurse Kia 1996 Hamilton, Ont.
Potter Emily 1995 Winnipeg, Man.
Provo Daneesha 1995 Dartmouth, N.S.
Purkovic Isidora 1994 Calgary, Alta.
Weisner Jamie 1994 Clarkston, Wash.
Whyte Dakota 1994 Ajax, Ont.
Wolfram Emma 1995 Kamloops, B.C.

Cadette Age-group (born 1997 or later)

Last Name First Name Year Hometown
Bailey Chelayne 1997 Pickering, Ont.
Boudreau Leony 1997 Sainte-Julie, Que.
Brown Hailey 1999 Hamilton, Ont.
Carleton Bridget 1997 Chatham, Ont.
Chandler Julia 1997 Toronto, Ont.
Dheensaw Marissa 1997 Victoria, B.C.
Dornstauder Zayn 1997 Regina, Sask.
Farquhar Tamara 1997 Montreal, Que.
Garven Danielle 1997 Scarborough, Ont.
Gilles Mael 1997 Montreal, Que.
Gouchie-Provencher Oksana 1998 Hawkesbury, Ont.
Grisley Jane 1997 Maple Ridge, B.C.
Hill Kate 1997 Toronto, Ont.
Jackson Tayla 1997 Surrey, B.C.
Kirkpatrick Jaelyne 1997 Oakville, Ont.
Lavergne Veronika 1997 Cumberland, Ont.
Van Leeuwen Kendra 1998 Brantford, Ont.
Vander Helm Nicole 1997 Surrey, B.C.
Willock Eternati 1997 Scarborough, Ont.
Yearwood Lauren 1997 Victoria, B.C.

Women’s National Age-group Assessment Camp

Location: Humber College, North Campus
  205 Humber College Blvd.
  Toronto, Ont.
  M9W 5L7
Dates: March 29, 30, 31, April 1
Times (on all days): 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

About Canada Basketball:

Canada Basketball is a private, not-for-profit corporation that is committed to the growth of the sport in Canada.  Just as important, Canada Basketball is focused on the development and preparation of Canada’s national teams for the Olympic; Pan American and FISU Games as well as the World Championships. 


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