Netball

McIntosh targets technical improvement for Sunshine Girls

Jill McIntosh (centre), technical director for Netball Jamaica, poses for a photo with Sunshine Girls (from left) Trishana Hanson,
Nicole Dixon, Adean Thomas and Shantal Slater during a cocktail reception at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel last Tuesday.
(PHOTO: COLLIN REID)

FOLLOWING on the heels of the Sunshine Girls' bronze medal performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Netball Jamaica's technical director Jill McIntosh said that the focus has shifted to fine-tuning for the 2015 World Cup in Sydney, Australia in August. McIntosh, two weeks into her la ... Read More

Marva Bernard (left), president of Netball Jamaica and Lt Col Jamie Ogilvie at a cocktail
reception at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel Tuesday evening. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID) Netball Jamaica $10m below budget, says Bernard
Marva Bernard, president of Netball Jamaica, said her team is $10 million short of the $63 million r ... Read More

Karl Williams (second left), vice-president group human resources at Sagicor and Janice Grant-Taffe (second right), vicepresident
of group legal at Sagicor, present a symbolic cheque valued at $3million to Marva Bernard (centre), president of
Netball Jamaica during a special cocktail reception for the netballers at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Tuesday evening.
Looking on (from left) are Karen Anderson, general manager for Netball Jamaica, Lt Col Jamie Ogilvie and Nicole Aiken-
Pinnock, Sunshine Girls captain. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID) Sagicor Group invests $3m in Sunshine Girls
SAGICOR Group Jamaica Limited has announced a $3-million sponsorship of the Sunshine Girls team sche ... Read More



Members of the Sunshine Girls pose with Ramson’s brand ambassadors Andeanna Bacchas (left) and Danielle
Francis at the end of the Sunshine Series held in January at the National Indoor Sports Centre. Sunshine Girls shooting for gold with Ramson's
CHAS E Ramson Limited, through its flagship Ramson's brand, has committed to being the official food ... Read More

Spurs face Sharpes in Berger Elite League netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Friday, April 10, 2015    

Mustafa Turra (centre), general manager of Berger Paints, joins the six captains for a photo at
the launch of the Berger Elite League on Friday at the Leila Robinson Court. They are (from left)
Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, Clarendon Gators; Kimone Tulloch of St Ann Orchid; Nardian Hanson of St
Catherine Racers; Sasha-Gaye Henry of St James Sharpes; Kerryann Brown of Kingston
Hummingbirds and Vangelee Williams of Manchester Spurs. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID)

EARLY leaders Manchester Spurs will take on second-placed St James Sharpes as the 2015 Netball Jamaica/Berger Elite League competition continues today at the Leila Robinson Courts, beginning at 6:00 pm. After two rounds of matches, Spurs lead the standing with six points from two wins, followed jointly by St James Sharpes and Clarendon Gaters with four, St Catherine Racers on three, with both defending champions Humming Birds and St Ann Orchids without a point. The Spurs and Sharpes encounter ... Read More

Sunshine Girls set sights on lifting Netball World Cup

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Thursday, April 09, 2015    

AIKEN-PINNOCK…our journey will not be an easy one, but we are going to get to the top of
the mountain, cross over some valleys and even swim through some oceans

Jamaica's senior netball team captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock said that the Sunshine Girls have set their sights on creating history, winning the 14th staging of the Netball World Cup, scheduled for August 7-16 in Sydney, Australia. Aiken-Pinnock, who was last week adopted by Guardian Life through Netball Jamaica's 'Adopt a Player' initiative, said that they want to be number one in the world. "Each day we attend training and despite the limited resources, we train really hard. And even on days w ... Read More

Sharpes clip Humming Birds’ wings 30-25 in Berger ‘Elite’ League

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Sunday, April 05, 2015    

ST JAMES Sharpes defeated defending champions Kingston Humming Birds 30-25 as the 2015 Netball Jamaica Berger ‘Elite’ League competition continued at the Leila Robinson Courts last Wednesday evening. The win was the first for the Sharpes, coached jointly by Jennifer Brown and Phyliss Thompson, in two starts, while champions Humming Birds, coached jointly by Marvette Anderson and Roy Pryce, were suffering their second defeat in two outings. Sharpes had drawn their opening game 31-3 ... Read More

Jamalco face Police 'A' in SVL Major League netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Thursday, April 02, 2015    

JAMALCO will go up against Police 'A' when the 2015 Netball Jamaica/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Major League competition continues today with five matches at the Leila Robinson Courts, beginning at 6:45 pm. Meanwhile, the 23 matches that were scheduled for last Sunday were all postponed as a result of heavy afternoon showers in the Corporate Area. The Winston Nevers-coached Clarendon-based aggregation is currently lying in second place with 15 points from three matches behind early leaders ... Read More

Guardian Life adopts Sunshine Girls skipper for $1m

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, April 01, 2015    

Eric Hosin (left), president of Guardian
Life Limited, hands over the symbolic
cheque valued at $1m to captain of
the Sunshine Girls Nicole Aiken-
Pinnock (centre), as Marva Bernard,
president of Netball Jamaica, looks
on during the launch of the ‘Adopt a
Player’ initiative at the Jamaica
Pegasus hotel, yesterday. (PHOTOS:
COLLIN REID)

GUARDIAN Life Limited yesterday announced a $1-million sponsorship agreement with Nicole Aiken-Pinnock as Netball Jamaica's 'Adopt a Player' initiative was successfully launched at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. The sponsorship will assist Aiken-Pinnock, who is the captain of the Sunshine Girls, to offset expenses to attend the Netball World Cup, scheduled for Sydney, Australia, in August. Speaking at the launch, President of Guardian Life Limited Eric Hosin said that coming on board with Netball ... Read More

Berger Elite League in pictures

Sunday, March 22, 2015    

Mustafa Turra (centre), general manager of Berger Paints, joins the six captains for a photo at
the launch of the Berger Elite League on Friday at the Leila Robinson Court. They are (from left)
Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, Clarendon Gators; Kimone Tulloch of St Ann Orchid; Nardian Hanson of St
Catherine Racers; Sasha-Gaye Henry of St James Sharpes; Kerryann Brown of Kingston
Hummingbirds and Vangelee Williams of Manchester Spurs. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID)

Mustafa Turra (centre) general manager of Berger Paints join the six captains for a photo at the launch of Berger Elite League on Friday at the Leila Robinson Court. They are (from left) Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, Clarendon Gators; Kimone Tulloch of St Ann Orchid; Nardian Hanson of St Catherine Racers; Sasha-Gaye Henry of St James Sharpes; Kerryann Brown of Kingston Hummingbirds and Vangelee Williams of Manchester Spurs. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID) General manager of Berger Paints Mustafa Turra (right) ... Read More

Jamalco seek third straight win in SVL Major League Netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, March 21, 2015    

LAST year's beaten finalist Jamalco will be looking for their third straight win when they meet Molynes United 'A' as the 2015 Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL)/Netball Jamaica Major League competition continues today at the Leila Robinson Courts. The Winston Nevers-coached Clarendon-based girls are favoured against the Roy Pryce-coached Molynes 'A' who have won their only game played so far when they upset Open League champions Mico 'B' 32-29 last Thursday. This game begins at 6:30 pm. Meanwhi ... Read More

Mico 'B' face Molynes 'A' as netball action resumes at Leila Robinson Courts

Thursday, March 19, 2015    

OPEN League champions Mico 'B' will go up against Molynes United 'A' as the 2015 Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Major and Minor leagues resume this afternoon at the Leila Robinson Courts, starting at 6:45 pm. The netball competitions took a break as a result of the smoking problems caused by the Riverton City dump fire that affected schools, the workforce and the general public in the corporate area since last week. Mico 'B', coached by Janet Guy, was beaten in the quarter-finals by Mico 'A' ... Read More

Riverton City fire disrupts netball leagues

Saturday, March 14, 2015    

According to a release from the local governing body of the sport, "The current atmospheric conditions are unhealthy and not at all conducive to outdoor activities. "Netball Jamaica anticipates that conditions will improve for matches to begin next week and will issue further announcements regarding the updated schedule." Meanwhile, all games slated for the Supreme Ventures Major and Minor Leagues for today have also been postponed. It is hoped that regular activities will resume next week. R ... Read More

Supreme Ventures renews $4-m sponsorship of Major, Minor League netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, March 11, 2015    

Sonia Davidson (left), VP of Group Corporate Communications at SVL, hands over the symbolic sponsorship cheque of $4
million to Karen Anderson (right), general manager of Netball Jamaica. Sharing in the presentation are Diahann Guy
Shepherd (second left), senior corporate communications officer at Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) and Marva Bernard,
president of Netball Jamaica. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID)

SUPREME Ventures Limited (SVL) has renewed its partnership with Netball Jamaica for the Major and Minor Leagues, which got under way at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday. The announcement was made by Sonia Davidson, vice-president of Group Corporate Communications, at the opening parade and ceremony held inside the National Arena, prior to the start of the matches. Davidson said: "We are pleased to announce our support or the 14th renewal of Netball Jamaica/Supreme Ventures Major and Min ... Read More



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