Sunshine Girls take aim at New Zealand

Jill McIntosh (left), technical director of the Sunshine Girls, and head coach
Minneth Reynolds discuss team strategy during a training session last

GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's netballers, already assured of a semi-final spot at the Commonwealth Games, will today take on world number two New Zealand in a group fixture at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). Match time is 11:30 am (5:30 am Jamaica time). Jamaica soared ... Read More

Goal shooter Shauna Powell, of Rose Strikers, prepares to take
a shot during last Wednesday's quarter-final against Porus at
Manchester High. Rose Strikers won the game 19-8.
(PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS) Manchester teams hunt place in netball final
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The finalists in the Manchester Netball League will be decided today ... Read More

BERNARD... if they execute we should
get a better result than we have had in
the last two Commonwealth Games Netball needs your help — Bernard
GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's tireless campaigner for netball Marva Bernard has something to s ... Read More

Members of the victorious Scotiabank ‘A’ netball celebrate after winning the Business House Netball Association Open League title after their 51-29 victory over
Jamaica Broilers Group in the final last Saturday at the Leila Robinson Courts. Scotiabank 'A' secure Business House Open League netball crown
SCOTIABANK 'A' made easy work of Jamaica Broilers registering a 51-29 win to capture the 2014 Busine ... Read More

Legendary lead four qualifiers into netball semis

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Monday, July 28, 2014    

Rose Strikers' goal-attack Samantha Martin
catches the ball during her team's quarter-final
victory over Porus in the Manchester Netball

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Legendary are on course to defend their Manchester Netball League title following a 33-point victory over Bishop Gibson in Wednesday's quarter-final at Manchester High. The central Manchester-based side got by Bishop 38-5 to set up a semi-final date with Holmwood Technical, who qualified without breaking a sweat after their opponents, G-Strikers, withdrew from the competition. Rose Strikers and Mile Gully will meet in the other semi-final after the pair scored ea ... Read More

PHOTO: Sunshine Girl not quite there, as yet

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Sunshine Girlz not
quite there, as yet

Members of the Sunshine Girls during a training session in Glasgow. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Read More

Girls whip Northern Ireland for second straight win

Saturday, July 26, 2014    

Jamaica’s Paula Thompson (left) snatches the ball ahead of Caroline O'Hanlon of Northern
Ireland in their second Group A game inside the SECC Arena at the XX Commonwealth Games in
Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday. Jamaica won 65-34.

GLASGOW, Scotland — The Sunshine Girls haven't quite got it right yet at the XX Commonwealth Games. That's the suggestion of the team's captain. And while they are still in the process of doing so, they keep winning. Two matches, two wins. But still, they consider themselves a work in progress. Yesterday at the SECC arena in Group A play, the Jamaicans outclassed Northern Ireland 65-34. But the day before, they were more ruthless with cyclonic effect in defeating St Lucia 88-24. "Going ... Read More

The quest begins

By Sean Williams | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Jill McIntosh (left) provides instructions to Sasher-Gaye Henry
(centre) and Vangelee Williams at yesterday’s training session.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica will launch its bid for more sporting glory when its talented athletes announce themselves at the XX Commonwealth Games here today. They will see action, not at Hampden Park where thousands wait with bated breath for the defining track and field party of the multi-sport festival, but in swimming, netball, table tennis, squash, triathlon, cycling and badminton. They may not be as glamorous as track and field, but indeed the dream is the same of winning medals ... Read More

Young Sunshine Girls visit Children's Hospital for Mandela Day

Saturday, July 19, 2014    

The Netball Jamaica group with Miss Anderson (in purple shirt) from the hospital outside the
Learning and Activity Centre.

THE young Sunshine Girls completed their Nelson Mandela Day activity at the Learning and Activity Centre, Bustamante Children's Hospital on a high note for both the Netball Jamaica team and the children. The day took the form of a talent show for everyone present. Unfortunately, no photographs could be taken of the activities inside the hospital, so the applause and smiles on the faces of the children and staff were confined to memory only. Lots of the parents and medical staff stopped by when ... Read More

PHOTO: Goodbye!

Thursday, July 17, 2014    

Sunshine Girls ready for Commonwealth Games

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls wave before they board the team bus yesterday for the airport where they were due to depart the island for England for a training camp ahead of their participation in the Commonwealth Games to be staged in Glasgow, Scotland, July 23-August 3. Goodbye! --> Read More

Sunshine Girls ready for Commonwealth Games

BY SHA'KEIL GRANT | Wednesday, July 16, 2014    

Sunshine Girls ready for Commonwealth Games

THE Sunshine Girls, Jamaica's national senior netballers, are upbeat ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games (CWG), scheduled July 23 - August 3 in Glasgow, Scotland. The team, which recently defeated Barbados 3-0 in a friendly three-test series at the GC Foster College, departs the island today for a five-day camp at Northumbria University in New Castle, England, before facing St Lucia on July 24 in their first game of the tournament. The Sunshine Girls, currently ranked fourth in the world, are ... Read More

We want nothing less than a podium finish, say Girls

BY RUDDY ALLEN | Wednesday, July 16, 2014    

Sunshine Girls Vangelee Williams and Jhaniele Fowler-Reid

SUNSHINE Girls Vangelee Williams and Jhaniele Fowler-Reid have declared that the team is going to the Commonwealth Games with one thing in their minds, and that is to be on the podium when the championship is over. Williams, who hails from Manchester, believes that her team has a good chance of finishing among the top three at the Commonwealth Games. "The feeling in the camp right now is very good; we are working closely together as a unit and so we are upbeat going into the Championship as ou ... Read More

Netball's Bernard wants improvement ahead of 'CommGames'

Sunday, July 06, 2014    

BERNARD... if they execute we should
get a better result than we have had in
the last two Commonwealth Games

NETBALL Jamaica boss Marva Bernard is confident of an improved showing from the Sunshine Girls at the XX Commonwealth Games which begins in a few weeks' time in Scotland. The Jamaicans were fourth at the 2006 Games in Melbourne, Australia and followed up with a similar finish four years later in Delhi, India. Though the Sunshine Girls are currently ranked fourth in the world, Bernard is pushing for Jamaica to upset the applecart and barge into a medal position. "If they execute we should get ... Read More

Netball boss happy with 'CommGames' squad

Friday, July 04, 2014    

BERNARD... I think that the squad is a mixture of experience and youth

Netball Jamaica has announced the squad that will represent the nation at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland July 23-August 3. The selection committee -- comprising of technical director Jill McIntosh, coach Minneth Reynolds and long-time selector Patrick Brissett -- has finally settled on 12 individuals after observing and analysing the broader pool of 21 players over a period of time covering the Berger Elite League, regular training sessions, squad matches, specially arranged m ... Read More



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