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    December 18, 2013

    Giles, Filewich, Ibrahim & Hynes to Attend Canada Basketball National Age-Group Assessment Camp Dec 16-20 in Toronto

    Kyanna Giles
    Jasmine Ibrahim
    Keylyn Filewich
    Michele Hynes
    Canada Basketball has announced a national age-group assessment camp that will be held at Humber College, North Campus from December 16 - 20, 2013 for a group of invited female athletes identified through the national identification process. Manitoba athletes and coaches who have been invited and identified through the Manitoba Provincial Team Program include Kyanna Giles, Jasmine Ibrahim and Keylyn Filewich.  Joining the 3 athletes will be Bison Women's Coach Michele Hynes who is getting more and more involved as a coach at the national level.  Thirty-nine young female athletes from across the country have been invited to take part in the camp, which includes on and off-court sessions.

    This assessment camp, combined with previous and upcoming identification work, will contribute to the assessment of the overall athlete pool and in determining those athletes to be chosen for each of the U17 and U18 women's summer national team program’s tryouts by invitation. Both U17 and U18 national teams will be competing in FIBA sanctioned championship tournaments this coming summer.

    The coaches who will provide on-court leadership at the camp will include junior (U18) women’s national team head coach Rich Chambers, cadette (U16) women’s national team head coach Carly Clarke, cadette women’s national team assistant coaches Andre Desjardins and Taffe Charles, and cadette women’s national team performance analyst Jodi Gram. Additional women’s national team program coaches who will be working with the athletes are Michele Belanger, Agnes Borg, Scott Edwards, Scott Reeves, Dani Sinclair and Jeff Speedy. Senior women’s national team head coach Lisa Thomaidis and development women’s national team head coach Fabian McKenzie will also be present at the camp for technical guidance and leadership. In addition, senior performance analyst Dipesh Mistry and women’s national team statistics consultant, Hasan Alanam, will be overseeing the training and professional development of performance analysts Jodi Gram, Michele Hynes and Megan Wiggins.

    “We are excited to hold this camp to provide athletes with exposure to our Canadian Style of Play and give them an opportunity to apply this knowledge towards the goal of becoming a world-class athlete in international basketball,” said Denise Dignard, Director of Women’s High Performance. “After holding our women’s high performance technical summit last week, we are looking forward to having some of our pool of world-class national coaches working with these young athletes to integrate the Canadian Style of Play. This will help achieve full harmonization for the long-term development of podium athletes for the senior national team program.”

    Dignard went on to say, “Our performance analysts are a very important addition to our national team staff as they will contribute much more in-depth information to accelerate the learning of our athletes.”

    The junior (U18) women’s national team will compete at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women in Colorado Springs, CO from August 6 – 10, 2014. The tournament features teams representing eight countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with players born in 1996 or later.

    The 2013 cadette women’s national team will attend the FIBA U17 World Championships for women, which will be held in Slovakia from June 28 – July 6, 2014. The team qualified after finishing second at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico this past summer.


    NameYearHome Town
    Aislinn Konig1998Vancouver BC
    Bobbi-Jo Colburn1998Cranbrook BC
    Bridget Atkison1996Welland ON
    Bridget Carleton1997Chatham ON
    Chelayne Bailey1997Ajax ON
    Cheyenne Creighton1996Pickering ON
    Chiso Ufondu1998Calgary AB
    Christina Buttenham1996Hamilton ON
    Daneesha Provo1996Dartmouth NS
    Danielle Garven1997Scarborough ON
    Eternati Willock1997Scarborough ON
    Hailey Brown1999Hamilton ON
    Halle Bovell1998Hamilton ON
    Jaelyne Kirkpatrick1997Oakville ON
    Jasmine Ibrahim1996Winnipeg MB
    Jessica Hanson1997Vancouver BC
    Julia Chandler1997Toronto ON
    Kacie Bosch1996Lethbridge AB
    Kendra Van Leeuwen1997Brantford ON
    Keylyn Filewich1998Winnipeg MB
    Kyanna Giles1998Winnipeg MB
    Lauren Yearwood1997Victoria BC
    Lorraine Enabuele1996Ajax ON
    Macaela Crone1999Moosejaw SK
    Mael Gilles1997Montreal QC
    Marcie Schlick1998Prince George BC
    Maurane Corbin1997St. Bruno QC
    Michaela Nieuwenhuizen1997Strathroy ON
    Mikaela Brewer1998Barrie ON
    Myriam Leclerc1998St-Roch-de Richelieu QC
    Nadege Pluvoise1996Montreal QC
    Nancy Kessler1996St Catherine’s ON
    Nicole Vander Helm1997Surrey BC
    Oksana Gouchie-Provencher1998Markham ON
    Raphaelle Roy-Ash1996Sherbrooke QC
    Shantelle Valentine1996Brampton ON
    Shay Colley1996Brampton ON
    Tatiana Toledo1998Blainville QC
    Tayla Jackson1997Surrey BC
    Veronika Lavernge1997Gloucester ON


    For more information please contact:

    Denise Dignard
    Director, Women's High Performance
    Canada Basketball
    Tel 416-614-8037 ext 204

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