The Georgia Soul Women’s Basketball Organization is proud and honored to announce that it’s very own Jolene Tamboue has been selected to attend the training camp for the Olympics, representing her native country Cameroon.
A graduate of the University of Akron, Jolene also known as “Jo”, is guard/ post player and is valuable asset to the Georgia Soul. We are confident that she will represent the organization as well as her native country extremely well. The Georgia Soul Basketball Organization wishes “Jo” the best as she goes on to achieve great things and accomplish her dream of playing for the Olympics. Congratulations “Jo”!!
Dominique Simmons will depart to play in an international tour in Kenya, Africa for a duration of 3 weeks. During this time, Simmons will compete against Africa’s National Teams and women’s club teams in surrounding areas. Although, the desire is to win games and compete, a portion of the tour will include conducting basketball camps and helping with various service projects of surrounding African communities.
The international tour will start in Ohio, where all selected athletes will participate in a 3 day training camp, prior to flying over to Africa to compete. The international tour is being hosted by Cru-Campus Crusade for Christ International, who sends both men’s and women’s teams to compete overseas each year and represent the love of Christ through basketball.
This spring, Des Moines is be home to a new developmental basketball team in the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL.)
The Iowa Force Women’s Basketball Team will be made up of 15 players who want to play competitively and/or move their careers to a professional level. They will compete against MidWest teams located in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
The WBCBL is a premier professional development basketball league that has nearly 40 teams across the country and gives women a chance to continue their basketball careers competitively. The league has been in business since its inaugural season of 2005.
The Iowa Force will play nine games in its first season, beginning on May 7 in Omaha, NE. The season will run until the middle of July and finish with an end of the season tournament in August.
Roster spots are still available for those who are interested in joining the team. Anyone interested in helping out with different areas of the team, there are staff positions available.
For more information or for ways to get involved with the team, visit the Iowa Force Basketball website (www.iowaforcewbb.com)