Wisynco fuels Netball Jamaica with $5-m injection

Captain of the Sunshine Girls Nicole Aiken-Pinnock signs a netball for director of marketing for Wisynco
Francois Chalfour at the recent announcement of Wisynco's $5-million sponsorship of Netball Jamaica.
Other players (from left), Anna-Kay Griffiths, Vangelee Williams and Thristina Harwood, watch closely.

NETBALL Jamaica's training and development programme has gained a significant boost with the announcement of a new partnership with Wisynco. With an investment valued at over $5 million in cash and products, Wisynco is now the official hydration partner for Netball Jamaica through its brands WATA, ... Read More

St Patrick’s, Maverly capture netball titles
ST PATRICK’S and Maverly captured the 2014 Kingston and St Andrew Primary and Junior High Scho ... Read More

Netball Jamaica President Marva Bernard, (right), thanks Carlene Edwards (left),
sponsor and public relations manager at Supreme Ventures Ltd with a firm
handshake on receiving a symbolic sponsorship cheque of $3,500,000 on behalf
of Netball Jamaica to assist the Sunshine Girls in their preparation for Sydney,
Netball World Cup, next year. At centre enjoying the moment is captain of the
Jamaica netball team, Nicole Aiken-Pinnock. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID) Supreme Ventures gives strong support to Netball Jamaica
Netball Jamaica president Marva Bernard has issued a call to all Jamaica to get behind the Sunshine ... Read More

Members of the The Queen’s School celebrate with their All-Island Junior League trophy after defeating Denbigh High 35-28 at the St Andrew High School Court on Friday. Holmwood, Queen's capture all-island netball titles
THE Queen's School and Holmwood Technical captured the All-Island Junior and Senior titles, respecti ... Read More

Queen's remain urban high schoolgirls' junior and senior league netball champions

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Friday, December 05, 2014    

DEFENDING champions The Queen's School in a brilliant display crowned themselves double champions again when they captured both the junior and senior league titles, respectively, at the 2014 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) urban area netball finals played at the St Andrew High School court on Wednesday last. It was nothing but the best produced by the Marvette Anderson-coached side that convincingly brushed aside their two opponents to make it three consecutive netball doubles ... Read More

Holmwood, Denbigh share rural area netball titles

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Wednesday, December 03, 2014    

Holmwood captain Passonet Williams receives the rural area Senior League netball trophy from ISSA president Dr Walton
Small after beating Denbigh High 36-29 to retain their title at Manchester High yesterday.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Holmwood Technical and Denbigh High retained their respective Senior and Junior League ISSA rural area schoolgirl netball titles following convincing victories in yesterday's finals at Manchester High. Holmwood, who were making a 10th successive appearance in the senior final, thrashed Denbigh 36-29 to prevent their opponents from sweeping the Under-16 and Under-19 double. The Clarendon-based Denbigh had earlier stopped Manchester High 31-24 to retain their junior cro ... Read More

'Girls' go to school

PAUL A REID OBSERVER WRITER | Tuesday, December 02, 2014    

Denzil Dixon, guidance counsellor at Herbert Morrison Technical in Montego Bay, makes a point during the visit of Netball Jamaica yesterday at the start of their
schools’ initiative. Netball Jamaica was represented by president Marva Bernard (next to Dixon) and Sunshine Girls Jhanielle Fowler - Reid (to Bernard's right)
and Thristina Harwood (next to Fowler-Reid). (PHOTO: COLLIN REID)

BOGUE, St James - Netball Jamaica got their schools tour initiative underway yesterday when they visited former national champions Herbert Morrison Technical in rainy and dreary conditions. Netball Jamaica which is preparing for their three Test series against England next year are reaching out to the schools and according to president Marva Bernard, "these school tours are part of the outreach programme of Netball Jamaica to take the Sunshine Girls to the people so that they can get to know t ... Read More

Electricity problems keep Sunshine Girls off court


One of the four netball courts at Independence Park (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID)

Amidst the travails of raising funds for the Gold Rush Down Under campaign in Australia, Netball Jamaica is now faced with another predicament ahead of their three-match home series against England in January. The Leila Robinson Courts located at the Independence Park Complex, which also includes the National Stadium, where the Sunshine Girls are accustomed to having training sessions, have been unavailable to them for the past few weeks. General Manager of the complex, Major Desmond Brown, to ... Read More

Western schools' basketball semis postponed

BY PAUL A REID OBSERVER WRITER | Tuesday, December 02, 2014    

Cornwall College's Christopher Muir is being defended closely by Muschett High's Damaine
Thorpe in Thursday's ISSA Western High School Boys’ Under-19 semi-finals played at the
Montego Bay Cricket Club. Muschett won the game 66-62. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Persistent heavy rains in Montego Bay which continued into yesterday has once against forced the postponement of the second set of semi-finals in the ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball competition. Defending Under 16 champions Spot Valley High and Under 19 champions William Knibb Memorial are scheduled to meet Herbert Morrison Technical at the Montego Bay Cricket Club for a place in the final but the game had to be put off for a second time yesterday. ... Read More

Denbigh High hunt rural area netball double

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Monday, December 01, 2014    

Kimona Daye (WD) of Denbigh High, and Titchfield High’s Shavanie Ford (partially hidden) battle for possession during semi-final
action from the rural area schoolgirl netball competition. Denbigh won 33-21.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Minus Knox College, it will be a familiar line-up for the ISSA rural area schoolgirl netball finals, with parish mates Manchester High and Holmwood Technical looking to deny Denbigh High a grandstand finish in this year's competition. The Clarendon-based Denbigh, having failed to achieve the feat last season, are hoping to win their first junior and senior league double since 2001. They will first look to defend their under-16 title against the physically impos ... Read More

Sunshine Girls fund-raiser rakes in money, but still a long way to go

Friday, November 28, 2014    

President of Netball Jamaica Marva Bernard (second left) and Sunshine Girls captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock (second right)
share a photo opportunity with Francois Chalifour (left), director of marketing at Wisynco, sponsorship and public relations
manager of Supreme Ventures Carlene Edwards (centre) and marketing manager of Best Dressed Chicken Avadaugn
Sinclair at a corporate mingle at NCB Wellness Centre on Wednesday night. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Netball Jamaica's Gold Rush Down Under campaign received a boost as several corporate companies made generous pledges to their quest to go to the Netball World Championships at the NCB Wellness Centre on Wednesday night. The corporate mingle was the first of several fund-raisers to be hosted by the netballing body in its bid to raise $63 million to get the Sunshine Girls to the championships in Sydney, Australia, next year. General manager of Netball Jamaica Karen Anderson welcomed the generos ... Read More

Scotiabank cop Florida Netball Classics crown

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Members of the Scotiabank team receive the Florida Netball Classics trophy from
sponsor representative Natania Monteith (5ft left) of TWFG Insurance Services in Florida, recently.

LOCAL netball teams Scotiabank, ICD Group and LIME triumphed in the finals of the Florida Netball Classics as Jamaican teams dominated the 2014 Florida Netball Association (FNA) events by sweeping three titles. Scotiabank continued their winning ways by capturing the 2014 crown after a demoralising 22-11 defeat of Pacesetters Netball Team on Sunday. The Pacesetters team consisted of the Ffrench sisters -- Nadine, Jodi-Ann and Sade -- who are former Sunshine Girls. The champions went unscath ... Read More

Denbigh dominate rural netball semi-finals

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Thursday, November 27, 2014    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Denbigh High remain on course to win their first ISSA rural area schoolgirl netball double since 2001 following contrasting semi-final victories over Titchfield High and Herbert Morrison Technical at Manchester High yesterday. The Clarendon side eased past Titchfield 33-21 in the junior league, before overcoming a tough Herbert Morrison outfit, 24-19, in the senior division. Denbigh, the defending champions, will now meet Manchester High in the Under-16 decider, ... Read More

Queen's to defend Junior, Senior League titles

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Queen’s School goalshooter Shanise
Beckford (foreground) comes under pressure
from St Hugh’s High goalkeeper Samantha

THE Queen's School will defend both Junior and Senior League titles, respectively, after winning both semi-finals at the 2014 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Urban High Schoolgirls netball competitions at the St Andrew High School Courts on Tuesday. Queen's defeated Gaynstead High 25-12 in the Juniors, and again got the better of Holy Childhood 29-24 in the Seniors. Meanwhile, St Hugh's held off a strong challenge from St Catherine High 36-34 in the Seniors, while Norman Man ... Read More



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