Head coach of the Ireland Senior Women’s basketball team, James Weldon, has today announced his management team for the 2020 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries campaign.

Coach Weldon will be supported by two hugely experienced assistant coaches: Jillian Hayes, former Irish international and current assistant coach to Women’s Super League team Maxol WIT Wildcats, and former UL Huskies star and 2012 Olympian Rachael Vanderwal. The team manager for the squad will be Maeve Cafolla.

Speaking about the news, Coach Weldon stated: “I’m delighted to welcome Jillian, Rachael and Maeve on board. All three bring a vast amount of international experience in playing, coaching and management to the roles, and I’m really looking forward to tapping into this experience with them and our other support staff.”


For more information: Mary McGuire, Media & Communications Manager, Basketball Ireland – 086 174 3851