News Report

Emily Stradling

News Report

Emily Stradling off to pastures new

16/05/18 | Rhian Mackenzie

USA beckons for talented Archer

It is with both sadness and excitement that we say a fond farewell to Archer Emily Stradling!

Sadness because she has played her final game for the club, but excitement for her as she continues her basketball career at Mercer University in Georgia, USA!

Emily has come up through the ranks at Archers, and has played her final few seasons as part of our WBBL squad. She has played for Wales and has also represented GB Basketball U18s at last summer FIBA European Championships in Ireland.

Head Coach and teammate Stef Collins had this to say about the star-in-the-making from Porthcawl:

"We have watched a Emily grow and develop year after year since playing with our U16 & U18 teams, to NBL Division 2 and now WBBL. She’s a bright young lady who has put a lot of time and effort in on and off the court. We wish her all the best at Mercer University! Enjoy the ride! And remember, once an Archer always an Archer; we’ll be rooting for you Em!"

Best of luck from us all to Emily as she heads to the States, and a huge ‘thank you’ for all she’s given to the club!

Emily playing for Wales