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FIBA European Women's Basketball Summit 2019 - Postojna, Slovenia
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Women's Summit once again teaches important lessons around the game

POSTOJNA (Slovenia) – A total of 137 female players, coaches and referees participated in the annual FIBA European Women's Basketball Summit, representing 39 countries in the 13th edition of the camp.

The event, which took place from July 11 to 15th in Postojna, Slovenia, featured former Russian international star Maria Stepanova and current Swedish national team leader Anna Barthold.

Among those to assist with the mentoring and workshops were: Stepanova, Barthold, FIBA Head of National Federations and Sport/Youth and Anti-Doping Europe, Radmila Turner; and FIBA referees Ozlem Yalman and Karolina Andersson.

Summit also had as FIBA instructors, FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate (FECC)  graduates, Tania Gallova from Slovakia, and Janne Schasmin from Estonia. The Summit also had a new event director with Time-Out graduate Tiina Sten from Finland taking over those duties.

On hand were 70 U15 girls campers, 36 coaches and 31 referees. They demonstrated their talents, learned new skills and met like-minded enthusiasts from around the continent. During the summit, they attended workshops and participated in basketball games.

At the Closing Ceremony of the camp, Maeva Marcq of France was given the Most Improved Player award while Filipa Barros of Portugal, Russian Sofia Lyulina, Reka Milkovics of Hungary, Netherlands’ Jaleesa Molina and Palina Damianiuc of Belarus were named to the All-Star Five. Austria’s Rea Nizamic, Dinara Safarova of Russia and Slovenia’s Azra Music were named the best three referees while Karina Weiland of Denmark, Szilvia Czirjak of Hungary, Finland’s Reetta Hameenoja and Portugal’s Gilda Correia were distinguished as the best coaches.