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Women's Basketball Summit completes 17th edition in Slovenia

POSTOJNA (Slovenia) - The Women's Basketball Summit completed its 17th edition in Postojna, Slovenia from July 2-6.

The continued success of the program has seen its integration into the overall Women in Basketball strategy by FIBA Europe, as it aims to provide opportunities to female coaches and referees with professional aspirations.

The 2024 Summit took place during the men's camp from the Slovenian Basketball Federation, as the participants were able to work and officiate with the Under-14 national team.

There were 23 female coaches along with 24 female referees, which represented 31 different European countries in total. The Summit contained a number of clinics for both coaches and referees as well as practical sessions, team discussions and group work.

The coaches instructors included Milena Moulisova from the Czech Basketball Federation, Janez Drvaric of Slovenia, and Silvia Font - a Spanish coach in the talented girls academy in Barcelona - while FIBA referees Paulina Gajdosz of Poland, and Sweden's Sara Mansson were the instructors for the referees.

Croatia's Andjela Maric, Anemone Scheel of Denmark, Marta Montoliu of Spain, and Laura Hebecker of Germany were the selected coaches of the 2024-25 Mentoring Program.

Once again, they will be mentored by Basket Landes head coach Julie Barennes, FIBA Hall of Fame inductee Natalia Hejkova of ZVVZ USK Praha, and Serbian national team head coach Marina Maljkovic.