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'We miss our families!'

THOUGH comfortable with their living arrangements in the United Kingdom, Jamaicans who were plying their trade in the Netball Superleague are dreaming of returning home after the competition was cancelled on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

WITH the cancellation of the 2020 elite netball tournament in the United Kingdom (UK) contracted Jamaican players are expressing their agreement, noting that health and safety in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic are priority.... Read More

Bernard sees Super League as pathway to regional netball development
MARVA Bernard, the administrative head of netball in the Americas, believes the establishment of a regional league would serve the twofold purpose of developing the sport and strengthening ties among members and affiliates.... Read More

'Upside down'
THE health risk posed by the novel coronavirus has negatively impacted sporting organisations, testing their mettle in the planning of development programmes, says Marva Bernard, head of the region's netball.... Read More

Jodi-Ann Ward disappointed

BY SHERDON COWAN Staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 4 2020    

Despite the deep disappointment that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought to Jodi-Ann Ward's expectations for a good season with Australian franchise Collingwood Magpies, the Jamaican netballer has found comfort in the company of her Sunshine Girls teammates Down... Read More

Bright outlook

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 29 2020    

Despite the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ruling out any possibility of on-court action in the near future, Sunshine Girl Shanice Beckford says she has no intention of hanging up her bib anytime soon. Read More

Caribbean stars set for pay cut amidst COVID-19 fallout

Monday, March, 30 2020    

MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is set to deal a harsh blow to the earnings of Caribbean stars in the Australia Super Netball League after the players' association here struck a deal with organisers for a reduction in player... Read More

Sunshine Girls quartet hunkers Down Under

Thursday, March, 26 2020    

PERTH, Australia (CMC) — Several Jamaican stars who compete in Australia's Super Netball League have opted to hunker down here together after the tournament was suspended until June 30 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Jamaican women in sports vow to keep on fighting for right of place, respect

Friday, February, 14 2020    

If Jamaica's young female sports aspirants required an extra push to keep them going in a male-dominated world, then they would have received it at the inaugural Women in Sports Conference at Terra Nova All Suite Hotel on Wednesday. Read More

Heartbreak for Sunshine Girls as Silver Ferns take final

Monday, January, 27 2020    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls missed out on the Vitality Nations Cup title when they suffered a 67-56 defeat to world champions New Zealand in yesterday's final at Copper Box Arena here. Read More

MP Dunn spearheads renaming of Annotto Bay sports complex

BY EVERARD OWEN Sunday Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

ANNOTTO BAY, St Mary — This seacoast town was a beehive of activity last Sunday evening as the historic Westmoreland Oval was renamed the Annotto Bay Multi-Purpose Complex. Read More

Francis salutes Sunshine Girls on South Africa win

Tuesday, January, 21 2020    

With one tick in the win column for the Vitality Netball Nations Cup so far, Sunshine Girls Head Coach Connie Francis believes with continued commitment her team will remain formidable for the duration of the tournament. Read More

Dixon, Allison ready to shine at Netball Nations Cup

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Newly appointed Vice-captain Nicole Dixon and fresh face Gezelle Allison are both hoping to make their mark at the Vitality Netball Nations Cup and assist the Sunshine Girls to a successful return to England. Read More


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