Women Playing Basketball
News Archives 2008-2009



All the news links from stories on women playing basketball in France website for the season 2008-2009 have been archived to this page.

You will be able to scroll to the section of interest by clicking on the links below:

1. LFB and Coupe de France 2008-2009
2. FIBA Europe EuroLeague Women 2008-2009
3. FIBA Europe EuroCup Women 2008-2009
4. Nationale Féminine 1 2008-2009
5. Senior International Basketball 2008-2009
6. Youth International Basketball 2009
7. Amateur Basketball News 2009


Ligue Féminine de Basketball 2008 -2009

Regular Season Standing 2008-2009

  Club Points
1 Bourges Basket 51
2 Tarbes 50
3 Villeneuve d'Ascq 44
4 Lattes Montpellier 40
5 Union Hainaut 39
6 COB Calais 39
7 Aix-en-Provence 39
8 Challes-les-Eaux 39
9 Asptt Arras 37
10 SJS Reims 36
11 USO Mondeville 36
12 Basket Landes 35
13 Clermont-Ferrand 32
14 Nantes Rezé 28

Green = EuroLeague Women Qualification
Blue = EuroCup Women Qualification
Red = Relegation


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LFB Championship play-off
LFB Challenge Round
LFB full match reports
LFB match summaries
General LFB Basketball News
LFB roster news
French Cup - Coupe de France

Go to basketball news for 2007-2008 season for LFB and FIBA Europe club competitions

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LFB Championship play-off 2009

12 May 2009: Bourges Basket are champions for the ninth time
09 May 2009: Bourges Basket crush Tarbes to force game three
06 May 2009: Tarbes beat Bourges basket (55-47) in game 1 of final
30 April 2009: Bourges Basket and Tarbes qualified for final
26 April 2009: Bourges Basket and Tarbes win game one
22 April 2009: 2009 LFB Championship play-off time-table and broadcast schedule

Return to women playing basketball in the the LFB index



LFB Challenge Round 2009

08 May 2009: USO Mondeville won 2009 LFB Challenge round
06 May 2009: USO Mondeville beat Challes-les-Eaux in first leg of final
26 April 2009: Challes, Mondeville, Reims and UHB qualify for semi-final
23 April 2009: SJS Reims 73-51 COB Calais
22 April 2009: News from the quarter-final first leg games
22 April 2009: Asptt Arras 87-80 Challes-les-Eaux
21 April 2009: 2009 LFB Challenge round introduction

Return to women playing basketball in the the LFB index



LFB full match reports

07 February 2009: Villeneuve d'Ascq win against Asptt Arras (66-59)
08 October 2008: Aix leave it late but win against Nantes-Rezé (56-51)
02 October 2008: Mondeville win first match of the season at Nantes-Rezé (53-37)

OPEN LFB 2008 - Basket and the City 4

28 September 2008: Union Hainaut Basket work hard to down COB Calais(63-57)
28 September 2008: Montpellier cruise past Basket Landes (79-41)
28 September 2008: Challes down Arras in overtime (72-63)
27 September 2008: Bourges Basket beat Basket Landes(83-52)
27 September 2008: Villeneuve win against Aix en Provence (64-52)
27 September 2008: Clermont-Ferrand leave it late to beat Mondeville (76-72)
27 September 2008: Tarbes beat Reims (70-60) in the first match of the Open LFB

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LFB match summaries

16 April 2009: Bourges win showdown for the regular season title
12 April 2009: Bourges and Tarbes ready for showdown
09 April 2009: Clement-Ferrand snap 13 game losing streak
29 March 2009: Basket Landes beat Clermont-Ferrand
27 March 2009: Nantes-Rezé cannot qualify for end of season play-offs
15 March 2009: Tarbes left it late again
06 March 2009: Jolene Anderson shines in tough round for the leaders
04 March 2009: Bourges & Tarbes need one win to qualify for LFB championship play-offs
15 February 2009: Basketball news from Saint Valentine's day
12 February 2009: Arras & Clermont-Ferrand join relegation battle
08 February 2009: Nantes-Rezé stun UHB
21 December 2008: Bourges and Tarbes continue to dominate the LFB
14 December 2008: Tarbes and Bourges win in round 14
07 December 2008: Tarbes go top after beating Bourges in round 13
30 November 2008: Villeneuve d'Ascq put on the style to beat Mondeville
22 November 2008: No stopping Bourges basket
15 November 2008: Villneuve d'Ascq good form continues
09 November 2008: Arras beat UHB in dramatic fashion
02 November 2008: Tarbes make it eight wins
26 October 2008: Bourges still leading the way
19 October 2008: No change at the top while Aix make it four win in a row
11 October 2008: Arras down Clermont, Tarbes suffer while Bourges cruise
08 October 2008: Montpellier topple Union Hainaut Basket in overtime
06 October 2008: Bourges, Union Hainaut and Tarbes remain unbeaten
02 October 2008: Results and stories from round 2

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General LFB basketball news

03 February 2009: January Basketball news from around the clubs
09 December 2008: Calais doing well in the LFB
18 November 2008: The Basket Landes story. Injury Woes at Mondeville and UHB. Bye bye Kaela Chapdelaine
08 November 2008: Video clip from Arras & Nantes-Rezé and news on Naignouma Coulibaly
22 October 2008: News from Clermont-Ferrand, Mondeville & Nantes-Rezé
08 October 2008: Joanne P. McCallie at the Open LFB
23 September 2008: LFB basketball news as the 2008 Open LFB approaches
22 September 2008: New FIBA rules - Nouvelles règles FIBA - 2008
05 September 2008: Basket and the City 4 is almost here (Open LFB)

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LFB roster news

23 June 2009:
USOM Mondeville complete LFB roster for 2009-2010
06 June 2009: Basket Landes roster already in place for 2009-2010
18 May 2009: New Look Villeneuve d'Ascq for 2009-2010
10 May 2009: Aldo Corno will coach Challes-les-Eaux for 2009-2010
07 May 2009: 7 players and Coach leave Aix-en-Provence
11 October 2008: Mia Fisher & Ivona Bogoje on medical cover at Arras and Challes
27 September 2008: 2008-2009 LFB roster review part 2
26 September 2008: 2008-2009 LFB roster review part 1
17 September 2008: Michele Van Gorp added to Nantes-Rezé team roster
11 September 2008: Jolene Anderson and Sanni Olayinka join the LFB

23 June 2008: LFB team roster news from around the clubs
06 June 2008: LFB team roster update as of June 6 part (2)
06 June 2008: LFB team roster update as of June 6 part (1)
28 May 2008: News from Clermont-Ferrand, Nantes-Rezé and Tarbes
28 May 2008: All the LFB roster news for May
24 May 2008: Roster news from Bourges, Challes-les-Eaux and Villeneuve d'Ascq
20 May 2008: Roster news from Aix-en-Provence, Lattes-Montpellier and Bourges
08 May 2008: Mondeville, Reims, Bourges and USV0-Saint Amand make Roster announcements

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LFB French Cup - Coupe de France

18 May 2009: Bourges take home two cups while Lyon win the Amateur version
19 April 2009: Tarbes and Tarbes qualify for the final
21 March 2009: French Cup quarter-final stories
01 March 2009: Summary from round 1 & 2
19 December 2008: The brackets confirmed for 2009
08 November 2008: Winners of the French Cup qualify for EuroLeague Women

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FIBA Europe EuroLeague Women 2008-2009

Spartak Moscow Region defend title

EuroLeague Women 2008 Champions: Spartak Moscow Region

You can move between sections by clicking on the links below or by scrolling down the page.

  • EuroLeague 2009 Final Four
  • EuroLeague 2009 Play-off Basketball News
  • All star games news
  • Qualification group stage stories and news
  • EuroLeague match reports

  • Jump to Women playing basketball index at top of page



    EuroLeague Women 2009 Final Four

    05 April 2009: Spartak Moscow Region are champions are again
    03 April 2009: Spartak Moscow Region & Halcon Avenida qualify for final
    04 March 2009: Perfumerías (Halcon) Avenida will host final four

    Go to Women playing basketball in EuroLeague index



    EuroLeague Women 2008-2009 Play-off stories

    20 February 2009: Bourges Basket are eliminated
    17 February 2009: UMMC, Spartak Moscow, Halcon Avenida & MKB win first game
    04 February 2009: Bourges, Fernerbahçe, Halcon Avenida and MKB make the last 8
    30 January 2009: UMMC, Spartak, Ros Casares and MiZo Pécs qualify in game 2
    27 January 2009: Bourges Basket just 1-of-7 teams that win at home
    26 January 2009: Eurosport 2 have acquired the television rights

    Go to Women playing basketball in EuroLeague index



    EuroLeague Women 2009 all star game

    11 March 2009: 2009 all star game video on demand
    09 March 2009: All star game highlights video
    09 March 2009: Behind the scenes of the all star game weekend video
    08 March 2009: Europe beat the Rest of the World (101-78)
    07 March 2009: Sylvia Fowles is in the all star game as player withdraw
    06 March 2009: Live coverage of all star game
    10 February 2009: Rosters and coaches announced for all star game

    Go to Women playing basketball in EuroLeague index



    Group stage stories and news

    18 December 2008: Play-off seedings (Brackets) confirmed
    10 December 2008: UMMC Ekaterinburg and Sparktak Moscow Region reach the 100 point mark
    03 December 2008: Unbeaten teams fall in round 8
    01 December 2008: CSKA Moscow reinstated
    27 November 2008: Umana Reyer the only team to win on the road
    26 November 2008: CSKA Moscow forfeit EuroLeague
    19 November 2008: Not much luck for the clubs in the LFB in round 6
    12 November 2008: Umana Reyer and UMMC Ekaterinburg remain unbeaten
    06 November 2008: Defeat for all the clubs in the LFB during round 4
    29 October 2008: Bourges cruise while CSKA Moscow fall in round 3
    23 October 2008: Week two round-up
    18 October 2008: Week one round-up
    14 October 2008: Group stage preview

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    Match reports

    25 February 2009: Dynamo Moscow Region beat Ros Casares in game three (79-70)
    13 November 2008: UHB lost out to UMMC Ekaterinburg (65-85)
    12 November 2008: Montpellier no match at home for Spartak Moscow Region (70-93)
    05 November 2008: Fenerbahce requires overtime to beat Montpellier (90-83)
    22 October 2008: Villeneuve D'Ascq fall at home to Gambrinus Sika Brno (63-67)
    15 October 2008: Union Hainaut basket win against ZVVZ-USK Prague (78-62)

    Go to Women playing basketball in EuroLeague index



    FIBA Europe EuroCup Women 2008-2009

    Beretta-Famila win FIBA Europe EuroCup Women 2008

    EuroCup Women 2008 Champions: Beretta-Famila

    Only 58 clubs are registered this season. As a result only one round of preliminary games will be required.

    38 teams have qualified directly for the group stage, while 20 clubs will take part in an elimination round.

    The elimination round is scheduled for early October with the games decided on aggregate score over two legs. The ten winners will then join the other 38 teams for the group phase.

    The 48 teams will be divided into 12 groups of four teams. The competition will follow the same format as last season. 16 teams will qualify for the knockout stage. There is no final four in this competition.

    France were allocated four spots this year but only three clubs have accepted to participate: Challes-les-Eaux, Mondeville and Tarbes.

    Clermont-Ferrand had qualified for this competition but due to not meeting certain condition by the French Federation have had to decline.

    The 58 teams participating this season can be located at the bottom of 2007-2008 second leg of the final.


    You can follow the play by play action here.

    The draw for this competition took place on Thursday, 10th July 2008.

    This page will be updated all along the season as we follow the competition.09 April 2009: Galatasaray needed overtime to become champions
    02 April 2009: Cras Basket Taranto lead Galatasaray (67-55) in final first leg
    19 March 2009: Cras Basket Taranto & Galatasaray qualify for the final
    13 March 2009: Cras Basket Taranto & Dynamo Kursk lead after first leg
    26 February 2009: Galatasaray back in semi-final
    19 February 2009: Galatasaray and Dynamo Moscow winning on the road
    05 February 2009: Tarbes are eliminated by Cras Basket
    29 January 2009: 1/8 finals first leg news
    19 December 2008: 1/16 finals second leg news
    12 December 2008: Tarbes already qualified for 1/8 finals
    28 November 2008: Preliminary round completed
    21 November 2008: 22 clubs have qualified, Mondeville must wait
    14 November 2008: 9 teams have qualified for next phase
    06 November 2008: Challes remain on course
    01 November 2008: Good wins for Challes and Tarbes
    23 October 2008: Prilimary qualification round starts with two wins for clubs in the LFB


    NF1 Basketball
    Nationale Féminine 1 - 2008-2009

    2009 NF1 basketball regular seasons champions Limoges © Olivier Sarre

    NF1 Basketball: Limoges ABC celebrate NF1 regular season title (Photo: Olivier Saare)

    NF1 basketball will bring you news from the clubs and women playing basketball in the top amateur basketball league in France, also known as Nationale Féminine 1.

    Unlike last season (2007-2008) where NF1 information was classified under amateur news, this year we will give this division its own index. There are no changes to the 2007-2008 competition structure.

    Unlike the LFB, NF1 is administered by the French Basketball Federation (FFBB). The only time clubs from the LFB and NF1 will play against each other in the season is during the French Cup (Coupe de France).


    You will be able to find all the news from the 2007-2008 season by either clicking on the Amateur 2007-2008 button on the left of the screen or by clicking the on this link.

    Nationale Féminine 1 (NF1) page index

    You can move to any section by clicking on the link below or by scrolling down the page.

  • NF1 General Basketball News

  • Nationale Féminine 1 weekly reports

  • Nationale Féminine 1 match reports


  • NF1 General Basketball News

    26 April 2009: Illkirch-Graffenstaden will go to NF1 final four
    13 September 2008: NF1 basketball 2008-2009 preview
    03 September 2008: NF1 2008-2009 team roster's
    03 September 2008: NF1 pre-season news

    Return to women playing Basketball in NF1 index



    Nationale Féminine 1 weekly reports

    09 May 2009: Regular season comes to an end - Toulouse in NF1 final 4

    02 May 2009: Limoges secure title,Armentières secure final four berth

    26 April 2009: Limoges must wait, while the SIG celebrate
    19 April 2009: Drama at both ends of the table
    12 April 2009: Limoges claim ticket for the 2009 NF1 final four
    05 April 2009: Lets not forget about Laure Ecard and the young players from Nice

    29 March 2009: No change as the leaders all won
    15 March 2009: Limoges leading the way for the NF1 final four
    08 March 2009: A tough weekend in NF1
    21 February 2009: Stefan Pettersson makes a winning start
    15 February 2009: Toulouse beat Charleville-Mézières & are back in play-off picture
    08 February 2009: Four teams tied for second place
    01 February 2009: Limoges destroy the CFBB
    18 January 2009: 1178 points scored in round 17
    11 January 2009: SIG ended Limoges 14 game winning streak
    21 December 2008: Colomiers end year on a high
    14 December 2008: Pleyber-Christ & Colomiers in trouble at the bottom.
    07 December 2008: Limoges go two game clear
    30 November 2008: Toulouse required overtime to beat Armentières
    25 November 2008: Limoges hold off Toulouse and the CFBB win
    16 November 2008: Limoges ended winning streak of Roche Vendeé
    11 November 2008: Overtime was needed by Roche Vendeé and Limoges
    03 November 2008: 8 victories for the teams at home
    27 October 2008: Limoges second behind Roche Vendée
    19 October 2008: The team in red leading the way
    12 October 2008: Roche Vendée make five wins in five games
    06 October 2008: CFBB are struggling in Nationale Féminine 1
    01 October 2008: Nationale Féminine 1 basketball round 3 summary

    20 September 2008: Nationale Féminine 1 basketball enjoying the limelight
    14 September 2008: The new season is back with a bang

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    Nationale Féminine 1 match reports

    23 November 2008: Illkirch-Graffenstaden 76-73 Nice Cavigal Olympic

    05 October 2008: Roche Vendée 96-85 Pleyber-Christ

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    Senior International women's Basketball 2008 - 2009

    You can view the section that interests you by clicking on the link below or by scrolling down the page. And here are the following sections:

    1. EuroBasket Women 2009 Final - Latvia
    2. French Team's News 2009
    3. Eurobasket Women 2009 Additional Qualification Round - January 2009
    4. EuroBasket Women 2009 Qualification - August/September 2008
    5. French Team's News 2008
    6. 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for women in Madrid, Spain


    EuroBasket Women 2009 Final - 2009 European Championship, Latvia

    The French women 2009 teams and staff at last training session in Riga, Latvia

    20 June 2009: France are European Champions for the second time
    20 June 2009: Spain win bronze and Greece qualify to the World championship
    19 June 2009: France will meet Russia in the final
    18 June 2009: France beat Greece while Russia eliminates hosts
    17 June 2009: Belarus and Italy in semi-final
    17 June 2009: Maris Moviks speaks about his role and passion at the championships

    Eurobasket Mascot posing for a picture

    16 June 2009: France beat Russia while Belarus and Italy qualify for quarter-final
    15 June 2009: Poland fall and Greece qualified. Latvia beat by Spain
    14 June 2009: France beat Turkey in a defensive game (55-43)
    14 June 2009: Russia continue to win while Belarus improve chance of qualifying
    13 June 2009: Latvia lose to the Slovak Republic. Spain & Greece win
    12 June 2009: France pushed all the way by Lithuania (57-65)
    12 June 2009: Russia qualify for quarter-final
    11 June 2009: Latvia and Spain qualify for quarter-final
    09 June 2009: France hold off Israel (73-70) and remain undefeated
    09 June 2009: 4 teams go home
    08 June 2009: 5 teams qualify for next round
    08 June 2009: France required overtime to beat Belarus
    07 June 2009: News from all the groups
    07 June 2009: France beat Italy in EuroBasket Women opening game
    07 June 2009: 1 on 1 with Cindy Lima and Evaristo Pérez from Spain

    Go back to senior women playing basketball international index at top of the section.



    French team' news 2009

    06 June 2009: France EuroBasket Women 2009 final roster
    18 May 2009: Roster reduced to 16 players
    02 May 2009: EuroBasket Women preparation will be short for France
    01 May 2009: EuroBasket Women 2009 final training roster announced
    12 January 2009: France training report from Monaco

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    Eurobasket Women 2009 Additional Qualification Round

    Eurobasket Women 2009 poster Latvia

    19 January 2009: Great Britain not sure of qualifying for 2012 olympics
    16 January 2009: Italy & Ukraine qualify for EuroBasket Women 2009
    13 January 2009: Bulgaria eliminated, Bosnia and Herzegovina relegated
    11 January 2009: Italy crushed Croatia for victory number two
    07 January 2009: Ukraine blew away Germany
    04 January 2009: Additional qualification round starts with wins for Croatia and Ukraine
    18 October 2008: EuroBasket Women 2009 Draw

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    EuroBasket Women 2009 Qualification - August/September 2008

    2008 EuroBasket Women 2009 qualifiers stories

    13 September: France edge out Romania as jigsaw puzzle is completed
    10 September: Qualification jigsaw is almost complete
    06 September: France need overtime to beat Hungary
    03 September: Slovakia end France unbeaten record
    30 August: France cruise past Croatia
    27 August: France make light work of Romania
    23 August: France have a rest while Great Britain record first win
    20 August: Thriller in Pecs as France hang on
    18 August: Perfect start for France with two wins

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    French team's news 2008

    08 November 2008: January 2009 training roster announcement

    France National 2008 preparations

    12 August: France are ready and the final roster is confirmed
    27 July: France beat Canada, Poland and Belarus
    23 July: France win series against Germany (3:0)
    12 July: France sweep Turkey and 5 players removed from roster
    26 June: Pierre Vincent prepares for the challenge
    25 June: Caroline Aubert's withdrawals and new players join roster
    20 May: Pierre Vincent announced preliminary roster

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    2008 FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament for Women in Madrid

    FIBA Olympic tournament for women poster

    Anne Donovan, Tom Maher and Michelle Timms Audio Interviews

    Olympic qualifying tournament match Angola-Brazil

    Olympic qualifying tournament match Cuba-Japan

    Olympic qualifying tournament match Belarus-Brazil

    Olympic qualifying tournament match Latvia-Angola

    Olympic qualifying tournament match Czech Republic-Japan
    Olympic qualifying tournament match
    Cuba-Spain

    Olympic qualifying tournament highlights from Day three action

    Olympic qualifying tournament highlights from Day two action

    Olympic qualifying tournament highlights from Day one action

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    France 2007 EuroBasket Women Roster

    France EuroBasket Women 2007 Team Picture

    France 2005 EuroBasket Women Roster

    France EuroBasket Women 2005 Team Picture


    Youth International Basketball 2009

     Youth International Basketball players © womensbasketball-in-france.com

    For news on the French teams you will be able to select the age group of interest by clicking on the links below. All information on roster selection and training programmes will be found here once:

    1. France U16
    2. France U18
    3. France U19
    4. France U20

    Youth International basketball events and competitions

    You will be able to find all the links to all the competitions that we will be following during the season including those that France has entered.

    We will also be able to find the links to the FIBA Europe European Championships and FIBA World Championships.

    5. FIBA Europe Youth European Championships News Index
    6. 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship Women News
    7. Tournoi International de Basket /International Basketball Tournaments


    France U16

    30 July 2009: France U16 roster confirmed
    14 April 2009: France win 2009 Tournoi International du Poinçonnet
    25 March 2009: Tournoi International du Poinçonnet preparation

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    France U18

     France U18 2009 in   Fougères   © tournoi international de basket-ball - Fougères

    France U18 preparing at Fougères

    01 July 2009: The French 12 are known
    07 May 2009: European training roster released - Rezé & Fougères teams known
    03 April 2009: Australia Gems complete European tour in France
    24 March 2009: Notre Dame to play CFBB and France U18
    13 March 2009: France lost 2-0 to Canada NEDA
    09 March 2009: France start 2009 preparation with series against Canada

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    France U19

    01 July 2009: The U19 French 2009 World Championship Roster confirmed

    Go to international young women playing basketball index



    France U20

    01 July 2009: five wins from six games as preparation goes well
    06 June 2009: Alain Jardel selects 19 players for U20 preparation
    04 February 2009: Alain Jardel is new coach for France U20 Women

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    FIBA Europe Youth European Championships Index

    U20 European Championship Women Division A 2009
    U18 European Championship Women Division A 2009
    U18 European Championship Women Division B 2009
    U16 European Championship Women Division A 2009

    07 March 2009: Dates and Venues for 2009 Youth European Championships

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    FIBA U19 World Championship Women - Thailand 2009

    USA defend U19 World Title for third time © FIBA

    USA are the best youth international basketball team again

    02 August 2009: The USA make three titles in a row

    01 August 2009: Spain will meet team USA in the final

    31 July 2009: Tears of joy for Argentina, Canada, Spain and the USA

    29 July 2009: Qualification Round Comes to an end

    28 July 2009: USA in quarter-final, France must wait

    27 July 2009: France bounce back in beating Brazil

    27 July 2009: Qualification Round Preview

    25 July 2009: France are beaten by Argentina

    24 July 2009: Australia beat France on day 2

    23 July 2009: France beat Korea in opening game while USA lose to Spain

    03 April 2009: Australia complete European tour in France

    05 March 2009: France in Group A with Argentina, Australia & Korea

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    2009 U20 European Championship Women Division A

     2009 U20 European Championship Women Division A Champions France back at the airport   © Anne-Dee Lemour

    France are U20 European Champions for the second time

    18 July 2009: France beat Spain in final

    17 July 2009: France and Spain qualify for final

    15 July 2009: 8 teams left for the title

    12 July 2009: France, Latvia, Poland, Serbia and Spain already in qualification round

    10 July 2009: France get off to a good start

    Go to international young women playing basketball European Championship index



    2009 U18 European Championship Women Division A

    12 July 2009: Spain beat France for title

    11 July 2009: France will play Spain in the final

    10 July 2009: France hold off Latvia

    10 July 2009: quarter-final review for Division A and B

    08 July 2009: All quarter-finalist known

    07 July 2009: France and Spain Remain undefeated

    05 July 2009: France in pole position for qualification round

    04 July 2009: France and 5 other teams already in qualifying round

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    2009 U18 European Championship Women Division B

     2009 European Championship Women Division B Champions Hungary  © WomensBasketball-in-france.com

    Hungary return back to Division A as Champions

    12 July 2009: Hungary are the champions

    11 July 2009: Hungary and Slovenia win promotion

    10 July 2009: No upsets as top four teams qualify for semi-final

    10 July 2009: Quarter-final review for Division A and B

    08 July 2009: Finland, Greece and Portugal win the last places

    07 July 2009: Germany and Slovenia are in the quarter-final

    06 July 2009: Bosnia, Israel and Hungary qualify for quarter-final

    06 July 2009: Israel make home advantage count on day 3

    05 July 2009: Relief for Croatia, joy for Denmark and sadness for the Netherlands

    04 July 2009: Bosnia, Germany, Greece and Slovenia qualify for next round

    03 July 2009: No major upsets on day 1

    02 July 2009: Isreal ready to host U18 European Championship Women B

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    2009 U16 European Championship Women Division A

    09 August 2009: Spain beat Belgium in overtime

    08 August 2009: Belgium and Spain to play in final

    07 August 2009: France required Quadruple overtime and Russia also needed overtime

    06 August 2009: Delight for Greece. France drop first game to Russia

    04 August 2009: Plenty of excitement on day 5 in Naples

    03 August 2009: France beat the Czech Republic in Qualification round opener

    01 August 2009: Italy play hard to beat Serbia

    31 July 2009: France have it easy against Poland

    30 July 2009: France start with a victory

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    Women Amateur Basketball News 2008-2009

    Castelnau NF3 Champions © basquetebol.org
    Amateur Basketball news: 2007-2008 NF3 Champions Castelnau Basket


    All the divisions below the LFB are amateur basketball leagues in France for women playing basketball. The NF designation stands for Nationale Féminine while for the men's league the designation used is NM.

    We have given Nationale Féminine 1 its own page as we will be following this league during the season.

    During the 2007-2008 season we started our coverage of Amateur Basketball (NF2) for the lower division by following Strasbourg IG (SIG)
    as they were called then. They went on to complete the amateur grand slam and are now playing in NF1.

    For this season we will give Nationale Féminine 2 (NF2) more coverage with brief reports from one of the four groups per week. If the clubs in the division provide us with more information then we will write some club reports.

    We will also follow the progress of the LFB Espoir teams playing in the division.

    Nationale Féminine 3 (NF3), the fourth division, is split into eight groups. For this season our main interest will be the LFB Espoir teams, however like last season we will follow the play-off.

    The fifth division, known as Pré-nationale, is split into 24 regional divisions. We will follow some of the teams from around the region as they play in the French Amateur Cup.

    You will be able to find detailed information about the various league structures by reading our page on the competition guide for the 2007-2008 season.

    Amatuer Basketball news index

    You will be able to find all the stories for the current season by following the links below or scrolling down the page.

    Nationale Féminine 2

    Nationale Féminine 3


    Nationale Féminine 2

    05 March 2009: NF2 2008-2009 player awards

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    Nationale Féminine 3

    24 September 2008: Stéphanie Vivenot is back in NF3

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    Date created: 23 September 2009


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