Essex Rebels Womens team in action at the SportsArena

Charleene Tom


The Essex veteran has been with Essex for years and is going into her third season with the Rebels Charleene is one game away from having the Rebels’ record for most games played.

Essex Rebels 2019-2020

  • Brings the hustle and energy to the team.
  • Averaged 1.6 points, 1 assist and 1 steal in just 9.5 minutes a game.
  • A leader on and off the court.


  • Moved to Ipswich Basketball Academy at 16 to pursue basketball.
  • Played in the NBL cup final against Ipswich.
  • Been to China, Denmark, Spain and Portugal with basketball.


  • Born in Zimbabwe to a big family and moved to England at 6 years old.
  • Completed an undergraduate degree in Law and Human Rights at the University of Essex.
  • Completing a master’s degree in International Human Right’s Law.
  • Co-started an Art and Design business that creates custom clothing, Art Takes Over.
  • Active advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement and has given speeches at the peaceful protests.
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