Surrey Sports Park, the venue of Kingston University's Varsity defeat, will host a 4 country women's international basketball tournament on 18 May. 

GB Women’s basketball comes to Surrey

The ‘British Basketball Tournament’ will be held at the Surrey Sports Park, tipping off at 18 May 2011, as Great Britain’s women prepare for Eurobasket Women 2011.

 The Standard Life Great Britain women’s basketball team will face tough competition in the form of Germany, Latvia and Cuba in this invitational tournament.

 Head Coach Tom Maher believes that those in attendance over the 4 days will witness some quality basketball.

 “I couldn’t be happier with the teams British basketball has assembled to play in our tournament at Surrey Sports Park,” said Tom Maher.

“Cuba is a traditional world basketball power and Latvia has a couple of players that are legitimate stars of the women’s game.”

“Furthermore playing Germany gives us the opportunity to measure our progress from last year.”

 The luxurious £35m sports complex, which welcomed Kingston University students on mass for this years Varsity games, hosted Great Britain women’s basketball last year for games against Portugal and Ukraine.

 Paul Blanchard, Surrey Sports Park Chief Executive, is glad to be welcoming the returning women’s national side:“We are proud to be hosting the GB women here at Surrey Sports Park again for what we hope will be an exciting tournament of international basketball.”

 “We look forward to welcoming GB, Germany, Latvia and Cuba to our facilities and we can’t wait for the tournament to begin.”

 As well as providing Singapore, Antiugua, Barbuda and Nigeria with training facilities for the London 2012 Olympics, Surrey Sports Park is also the venue for numerous international and domestic sporting events.

 A spokesperson for Surrey Sports Park said: “Surrey Sports Park has already played host to the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup and has provided training facilities to a host of national and professional sports teams including the England National Men’s Rugby team and Harlequins Rugby Union team. “

 “We continue to be the home training and match venue for BBL basketball team Guildford Heat and Fiat Netball Superleague team Surrey Storm.”  

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