GB Women head to World Qualifiers in Türkiye

Post published November 1, 2022

The GB Senior Women's team head to Ankara in Türkiye this weekend for their World Championship Qualifying matches.

In their first official matches since the London 2012 Olympics, the GB womens team will play Türkiye in a double header, with the winning team going through to phase 2 of the qualification stages.

The team will arrive on Thursday and will have a day to prepare. They will play the first match on November 5th at 5pm (UK time), followed by the second match on November 6th at 5pm (UK time). The matches will be played at the Turkish Handball Federation's own arena in Ankar.

You can follow the team on the live streams here on these EHFTV links:



Hannah Saunders - Ikast

Maddie Edwards - West London Eagles

Grace Cappell - Cambridge

Holly Luke - Loughborough

Marta Tubacka - Liverpool

Lucy Thornewell - Ikast

Zoe Lacour - West London Eagles

Naomi Bell - West London Eagles

Athalia Ibanga - SAK skovlund Ansager klub

Alexandra Neilson - SAK skovlund Ansager klub

Paige Schofield - NEM Hawks

Akira-Adeniran Lowe - Copenhagan

Gabrielle Leese - Handbol Sant Quirze, Spain

Georgina Gowland - La Rochelle, France

Olivia Whitty - West London Eagles

Ella Dibden - NEM Hawks

Quote from Head Coach Paul Dempsey: "There is a real buzz about the team. They trained hard and played well in Denmark, with our hosts commenting on the difference in just one month. This is the first real international game for the senior women in 10 years, so it will be a fantastic experience for what is a very young squad. We see this game as the foundation to build on, and with more games and competitions we know we will grow in confidence and strength, just as the mens teams are doing."