Olivia leads England U15s basketball team

SADDLEWORTH School’s Olivia Forster captained the England Under-15 basketball team in a tournament in Spain between December 27-29.

Olivia, a point guard, had the distinction of playing most minutes of any England player in the three matches, two against regional Spanish sides and against the Portuguese national team.

It was a great experience for Olivia, 14, who lives in Watersheddings, as it was an U16s tournament and she was one of the youngest players to feature.

The three-day tournament was held at Medina Del Campo in Valladolid.

Olivia Forster

Oliver, a member of the England Talent Pathway, played for England U14s in a tournament in Denmark last summer.

The former Knowsley Primary pupil also last summer captained England U14s to victory in the Humph Long Memorial Tournament which was held at the National Basketball Centre in Manchester.

England were up against Scotland, Ireland and a British select team.

Olivia has an important match for her club side Manchester Mystics who play Ipswich at home on Sunday, January 12 in the semi-finals of the U18s National Cup. 

She also plays for Mystics’ U16s.

Olivia Forster in action

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