Clare Griffiths will play at a fifth Paralympics ©Getty Images

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) have named a 12-strong women's squad featuring a mix of youth and experience for the Rio 2016 wheelchair basketball competition.

Clare Griffiths, who has played at every Games since Sydney 2000, will compete once more alongside Helen Freeman who is set for a third Paralympic appearance.

London 2012 competitors Jude Hamer, Amy Conroy and Laurie Williams also return to the fold for Rio, while 16-year-old Kate Morrow will be the youngest member of the team.

Robyn Love, who only discovered wheelchair basketball during London, completes a meteoric rise by being named while Sophie Carrigill, Charlotte Moore, Leah Evans, Joy Haizelden and Jordanna Bartlett complete the squad.

“Rio 2016 will be my fifth Paralympic Games but I never get tired of hearing the news that I have made a Paralympic team," said Griffiths.

"I got really quite emotional when I found out I’d made the team, it is just so exciting.

Helen Freeman has maintained her place in the Paralympic side
Helen Freeman has maintained her place in the Paralympic side ©Getty Images

“To compete at this level for your country is something that so few athletes get to do, and to know that you are one of those who will be getting on that flight and pulling on the coveted Paralympics GB team top is an absolute honour.

"I can’t put it into words and I can’t wait to get out there and compete.”

Moore and Carrigill are graduates of the BPA's Paralympic Inspiration Programme, which saw them attend London 2012 as fans in order to soak up the atmosphere and learn about what it takes to compete at the Games.

“I have always dreamed of competing at the Paralympic Games but it was only in the last few years that I realised that it might happen," said Moore.

"I’ve worked so hard and now it hardly even feels real.

"I think the anticipation of competing in Rio will continue to drive me to be the best I can be at the Games – I’m looking forward to it already.”

Britain's women will play Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Canada in Group A in Rio