The award winners at the Open LFB

Most of the award winners came from the world of women’s basketball, the exception was the awards given to the National U16 and U18 men’s youth programmes.

France won the U16 European Women 2007 Championship in Latvia this summer. This is only the second time France have been crowned as champions in this age group. The first time was in 2001.

The twelve players and the technical staff received individual trophies from the FFBB president Yvan Mainini. In addition a special mention was given to Diandra Tchatchouang who was also voted tournament MVP. Allison Vernerey, the captain of the team, was also a member of the all-tournament team.

The recipients of this award were:Akmouche, Arfelis, Bousbaa, Eustach, Konteh, Lemonnier, Lokoka, Okou Zouzouo, Strunc, Tchatchouang, Vernerey, Westelynck

Head coach: Grégory HalinAssistants: Alban Le Bigot and Anne-Christine Stein

Paôliné Ekambi-Kingué and Martine Campi were honoured by the L'Amicale des Internationaux de Basket for their contribution to women’s basketball. This organisation looks after the interest of players after they have retired from the professional game.

Ekambi-Kingué holds the record for the number of senior international appearances for France with 254 which she accumulated in a 13 year long international career.Campi played for France 193 times.Both players ended their international career with a silver medal at the 1993 European championships in Italy.

France has a national league at U15 and U18 for both men and women and the four coaches, one for each category, received their individual trophies as coach of the year in their category:

Bruno Chatiron, ALM Evreux (U18 men - Cadet)

Khaled Baki, BLM Montpellier (U18 women - Cadette)

Jean-Louis Tschamber, FC Mulhouse (U15 men - Minimes)

Nathalie Lanoe, ALJC Netreville Evreux (U15 women - Minimes)

Return from award winners to Pierre Vincent

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