Westmoreland elects new netball executive
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Members of the netball fraternity in Westmoreland last Thursday elected a new executive committee for the local association at Manning's School.
"This is a move to revive the WNA to a more effective function by involving all 19 clubs in the parish," explained Audrey Thompson, who was unanimously elected as president, having held that office for many years.
"On Saturday, October 27 we will stage the official launch of this committee with a full day of activities to be witnessed by JNA president Marva Bernard, our guest speaker," Thompson added.
The clubs are scheduled to march from the Savanna-la-mar Court House at 8:30 am to Manning's School where the ceremony begins at 10:00. Activities will include an all-stars game featuring the parish's best netballers, past and present, and a showcase rally involving the 19 clubs.
Seven clubs are represented on the nine-man executive which boasts three vice-presidents, including long-serving parish representative Diana Gopaulsingh. Additionally, journalist Haile Mika'el heads the four-man public relations committee.
The elections come in the midst of the WNA/Roger Clarke Central Westmoreland Netball League that began on September 29, following the Rally on September 22, which had 15 teams and was won by Mix Strykers,
The League is set to end on December 15 and is being played at nine venues in the parish. Some teams from the Western and Eastern constituencies have also been invited to participate.