SIGNING | Chantelle Handy
We are excited to announce our first ever WBBL player signing for Caledonia Gladiators, Chantelle Handy!
Lisa Palombo, Head of Operations, said: “Chantelle will join Caledonia Gladiators as a player and Assistant Coach to Miguel Ángel Ortega Marco. We believe that Chantelle is an excellent fit for our programme and will make an outstanding contribution in both roles. We are looking forward to welcoming Chantelle to Scotland.”
Chantelle is an experienced international basketball player who has a wealth of playing experience across Europe, representing at both club and international level. Having featured in the 2012 London Olympics for Team GB, Chantelle is currently part of the GB Basketball programme with 134 caps to her name.
The 4-time EuroBasket Finalist represented TTT Riga (Latvia) last season in both the Euro League and Baltic League, where she and her teammates finished the season as Latvian & Baltic Champions.
Miguel Ángel Ortega Marco, Caledonia Gladiators Head Coach, said: “Chantelle is a great player, who has competed at the Olympics, EuroBasket and EuroLeague, but more importantly we recognise that she is a great role model and leader for our programme.”
Chantelle has also built on her coaching experience over the years, most worthy of note as Assistant Coach to the GB U18 Women’s squad.
Chantelle Handy: “I am very excited about joining the Caledonia Gladiators family. The club is very ambitious and are looking to grow in the upcoming years. I am very grateful to be a part of that. I'm looking forward to working with Miguel and learning from a coaching standpoint, but also excited about playing and bringing my experience to the team to help us develop and be competitive within the WBBL. I look forward to the challenge and will give it everything I have.”