GB International Handy is first Gladiators WBBL…
Caledonia Gladiators today announced GB International Chantelle Handy as their first ever WBBL player signing.
An experienced International basketball player who has a wealth of playing experience across Europe, representing at both club and international level, Handy featured in the 2012 London Olympics for Team GB and is currently part of the GB Basketball programme with 134 caps to her name.
The 4-time EuroBasket Finalist represented TTT Riga (Latvia) last season in both the EuroLeague and Baltic League, where she and her teammates finished the season as Latvian & Baltic Champions.
Chantelle has also built on her coaching experience over the years, most worthy of note as Assistant Coach to the GB U18 Women’s squad.
Lisa Palombo, Head of Operations, Caledonia Gladiators, said:
“Chantelle will join Caledonia Gladiators as a player and Assistant Coach to Miguel Ángel Ortega Marco. We believe that Chantelle is an excellent fit for our programme and will make an outstanding contribution in both roles. We are looking forward to welcoming Chantelle to Scotland.”
Miguel Ángel Ortega Marco, Caledonia Gladiators Head Coach, added:
“Chantelle is a great player, who has competed at the Olympics, EuroBasket and EuroLeague, but more importantly we recognise that she is a great role model and leader for our programme.”
Chantelle Handy expressed her excitement of joining the club:
“I am very excited about joining the Caledonia Gladiators family. The club is very ambitious and are looking to grow in the upcoming years. I am very grateful to be a part of that.
“I’m looking forward to working with Miguel and learning from a coaching standpoint, but also excited about playing and bringing my experience to the team to help us develop and be competitive within the WBBL. I look forward to the challenge and will give it everything I have.”