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Essex Blades Women's Basketball trip to China

A project by: Essex Blades Women's Basketball


WE RAISED £5,421

from 39 donors

This project received donations on Tue 05 Jun 2018
Once in a life time opportunity to compete in the Asian Universities Basketball Championship

A short summary of our project

Essex Blades women's basketball club have been invited by the University of Macau to compete in the Asian Universities Basketball Championship Tournament in June 2018. This trip will be a fantastic opportunity for the team to travel to a new destination and culture, experience an intense training schedule and competitive tournament as well as be exposed to future playing opportunities for professional teams.

Who are WE?

Essex Blades Women's basketball team are the 2016 National Cup Champions, 2018 BUCS Premier South Champions and the 2018 National Basketball League Champions. We compete in both the BUCs Premier South and Basketball England National League. We have been shortlisted for the Essex Blades SU team of the year 2018 after going unbeaten in the 2017/2018 premier south division.

Team Members:

  • Cat Lutz (Captain)
  • Ellie Shaxon
  • Karla Powlesland
  • Charleene Tom
  • Colleen Lueng
  • Jasmine Ogunjimi
  • Shannon Matthews
  • Aikaterini Farou
  • + physiotherapist Tizanne Clive

our story

We feel very lucky to be invited to participate in the Asian Universities Basketball Tournament. As the only team from England invited to participate in the tournament, we see this as a once in a life time opportunity to represent both Essex University and British basketball in China. We are excited to train, compete and experience a new culture.

Where will the money go?

All money raised will go towards the following expenses:

1) Flights and transfers: £625 per person

2) Accommodation £100 per person

3) Food during the training camp and tournament £100 per person

Approx. £800 per person

Any additional money raised will be used towards the cost of medical luggage.


We have some fantastic rewards to thank everyone who donates to our fantastic cause, check them out!

Images and video

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ags_he_tjJY&app=desktop

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Help us succeed!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog. n fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.