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Titchfield sweep Portland netball titles

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer correspondent

Tuesday, July 10, 2012    

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Titchfield High copped the major titles in the Portland/Titchfield Netball Community League on Sunday at the Titchfield court. They copped the rally, along with the junior and senior titles.

Titchfield, who had captured the rally, 20-15, over Pure Players at the start of the league, dominated the junior and senior sections of the league. The juniors defeated Hope Bay, 26-19, while the seniors stoped Mount Pleasant, 41-24.

Two of their players, junior Trisan Duheany and senior Patrice Cunningham, were voted MVPs of the respective tournaments.

All the top teams got medals and the champion team the Roy Pryce Trophy and $20,000. Second place picked up $10,000 and third, $5,000.

The championships were sponsored by Dexter Rowland councillor for the Port Antonio Division and the medals donated by Singer.

Winston Wilson, who organised the competition, said: "This is a re-start of netball in Portland and will be on for long and next year it will be better and bigger."

According to Rowland: "I feel good to be a part of this as sport as it is a way forward for young and old in the total development of the individual. It can be of tremendous financial reward and it calls for discipline and dedication for success."

Rowland told the players that this was a start for them to move on and represent the parish and eventually the national teams. He promised to be back next season for a bigger and better competition.

Andrew Rose of the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) was on hand and he told the netballers there would be a National League in which they can participate. He promised that next year at the rally, he would sponsor the best dressed and most disciplined team prizes.

Rose challenged the teams to get past players involved as players, coaches and administrators to help the growth of the sport in the parish.

The top teams:

Rally: Titchfield, Pure Players, Port Antonio Police YC. Juniors: Titchfield, Hope Bay; Seniors: Titchfield, Mount Pleasant, St Georges.

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