Published

26 January 2022

The East London Phoenix have announced Alice Conroy in their squad ahead of their Women’s Premier League opener. Alice will join her sister, Team GB co-captain Amy Conroy, at the University of East London (UEL) franchise. 

Alice, who is 26-year-old, played the sport herself at university and joined the Brixton Ballers when she moved down to London.

Coach Michael Hanson-Morris said, "We are delighted to give Alice the opportunity to take her game to a higher level.

"She has worked very hard to further her knowledge and understanding of the sport and I know the chance to play alongside Amy is something that they will both enjoy."

An Inclusive Sport

The East London Phoenix will be taking on the Cardiff Met Archers on Friday 28 January in the pioneering British Wheelchair Basketball competition.

Not only will it be the first professional women’s wheelchair basketball league, but eight games will also be broadcast live on the BBC.

Wheelchair basketball is available for anyone to play and the Phoenix are especially excited about Alice showing this is possible on the big stage.

High Performance Manager Will Ashby said, "Alice is a great example of the inclusivity of the sport. She's one of the few five (5) point players in the league and it will be great for her to show that anybody can play wheelchair basketball."

Before signing for the Phoenix, Alice led her own 6-week course of sessions through the British Wheelchair Basketball Inspire a Generation initiative.

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