Team Busch to lead GB under-18 women’s squad

Coach Busch and his daughter Renee in May 2018

Sevenoaks Suns’ Head Coach Len Busch, along with his daughter and Suns guard, Renee Busch, has been appointed by GB Basketball to lead Team GB’s under-18 women’s Basketball squad in this summer’s Euro Championships which starts on July 5th in Macedonia.

The FIBA U18 European Championships 2019 are set to get underway in July with the Great Britain Women competing in Division B Championships in the Republic of North Macedonia.

Coach Busch, who has previously worked with the National setup said: “I am very excited to be back coaching the National team again. It is a real joy to work with the best U18 players from across the UK”.

However, with GB Basketball announcing his appointment so close to the tournament, he added: “With staff being appointed so late, we have our work cut out for us to get the squad ready. We’ve selected 18 players for our camp in Manchester beginning on the 16th of June. We will work hard to get ready for Macedonia”.

Busch continued: “I feel this is a good time for me to get back involved in the National team program as there are a lot of good things happening and we have a real opportunity to move the sport forward”. 

Len will lead the U18’s Women as Head Coach and Renee as Team Manager as they prepare for their Division B FIBA European Championships with a two week training camp in Manchester from June 16th, before travelling to Greece on June 29th for pre-tournament preparations and a series of international friendlies.

Once completed, they will leave Greece and head to the Republic of North Macedonia on July 4th for the tournaments group stage. Their first game in Group D will see them take on the Netherlands the next day at the Sports Centre Jane Sandanski II in Skopje, before facing Sweden, Ukraine, Albania and Luxemburg to conclude the other group matches.

Team Busch will be hoping for a successful group stage as they aim to advance to the Quarter Final playoff round and beyond. All of Team GB’s matches will be available to watch online, further details of which will be announced shortly.

Team GB’s U18 women’s management team:
Head Coach: Len Busch 
Assistant Coach: Chris Bunten
Assistant Coach: Roz Mason
Team Manager: Renee Busch
Physio: Dave Hall
Official: Simon Unsworth