SISU Women’s Basketball team is an historic club for Denmark. The past 50 years it has won over 20 Championships, 14 Cups and has participated in FIBA Eurocup.
This year the women’s team consists of young athletes with good potential for the future. The aim of the team is to work hard in practice in order to get better and climb as high as possible in Dameligaen.
The mentality of the team is exactly the name of the club SISU, the concept described as stoic determination, tenacity of purpose, grit, bravery, resilience and hardiness.
Coaching Staff – 2020/21
Head Coach: Eleni Kafantari
With 25 years of international coaching experience, Eleni has been the Head Coach of the SISU Dameligaen team the past two years. She was the Greek Women’s National team Assistant Coach in Spain, at the World Cup Finals in 2018(Final round – 9th place) and in Czech Republic, at the Eurobasket Finals in 2017 (Final round – 4th place). As the Head Coach of the Greek U20 Women’s National team she has participated at the European Championship 2nd Division in 2016(Team promoted to 1st Division). As the Head Coach of the Greek U18 Women’s National team in 2017, she has participated at the Final round of theEurobasket U18 Women held in Hungary.
Assistant Coach- Strength and Conditioning: James Young
Picking up a basketball at the age of 4. Playing on numerous travel teams throughout his youth and High School years. College and Semi-Pro in the United States. Working numerous exposure camps domestic & abroad. As well as playing professionally in Denmark. Basketball has allowed coach James Young to build an impressive resume and possess knowledge of the game that will assist him as he enters his second season as an assistant coach for SISU’s Damerligean team under Head Coach Eleni Kafantari!
Assistant Coach- Tactics and Scouting: George Souliotis
Born and raised in Athens, Greece. Studied in University of Athens at the Physical Education and Sports Science department, specialized in basketball coaching. Started coaching in 2010 as an assistant coach at the U18 and U16 teams of Maroussi B.C. In 2012 moved to Doukas B.C. as a head coach in U13 and U15 teams and an assistant coach in U16, U18 and men’s team (Greek Division). Won several titles during his 5 years stay in Doukas. In 2017 moved to Psychiko B.C. as a head coach in U18 team and assistant coach in men’s team (Greek Division A2).
In 2018 moved to A.E.N.Kifissia as a head coach in U16, U15 and U13 teams and assistant coach in U18 and men’s team (Greek Division C). In 2019 moved to Papagos B.C. as an assistant coach in men’s team (Greek Division).
In 2011 worked as an assistant coach in U20 Women Greek National team and from 2017 as an assistant coach in U18 Men Greek National team.