Confident Ja lift regional U-16 netball crown with unbeaten run

Jamaica’s Under-16 netballers and coach Marvette Anderson (third
left) celebrate after defeating St Vincent and the Grenadines 62-13
to retain their Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Youth
Championship title in St John’s, Antigua, on Saturday. See story on

JAMAICA's Under-16 netballers arrived home yesterday after winning the 2014 Jean Pierre Youth Netball Tournament, which was held in Antigua and Barbuda. Jamaica have now won the youth championship on 10 occasions. Coach Marvette Anderson said she was proud of her team and that victory was expected ... Read More

Three register wins in Elite Netball League Three register wins in Elite Netball League
KINGSTON Humming Birds, Manchester Spurs and St James Sharpes registered wins as the 2014 Berger Pai ... Read More

Jamaica’s wing attack Caralee Tinglin flies in to steal the ball ahead of the
Barbados pair of Amanda Knight (left) and Keyla Harewood during their 2014 Jean
Pierre Youth Netball Tournament in Antigua on Thursday night. Jamaica won 38-
21. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SCOTIABANK) Young Sunshine Girls thrash Barbados for fourth straight win
The unbeaten Jamaica Under-16 netball team triumphed 38-21 over Barbados in the 2014 Jean Pierre You ... Read More

Waulgrovians 'A' (goal attack) Marion Campbell (2nd left) and Vangelee Williams of Mico 'A'
chase the ball during their Berger Paints Super League netball encounter at the Leila Robinson
courts on Saturday. At left Mico’s Naskeya Clarke and teammate of Mico 'A' Shannika Johnson
(right). Mico 'A' won 36-27. (PHOTO: RUDDY HIBBERT) Ebony Strikers 'A' upset Waulgrovians 'A' in SVL Major League netball
EBONY Strikers 'A' created a major upset when they defeated Waulgrovians 'A' 40-37 as the 2014 Supre ... Read More

Bernard sees bright future for young Sunshine Girls

Friday, April 11, 2014    

Jamaica’s Susan Douglas and Blesssade Lindo double-team
Trinidad and Tobago’s Tiana Dillon in their 2014 Jean Pierre
Youth Tournament match on Tuesday evening. Jamaica won 51-

PRESIDENT of Netball Jamaica Marva Bernard says she is happy with the performance of the Under-16 netball team so far at the 2014 Jean Pierre Youth Tournament in Antigua and Barbuda. "I am extremely proud of the girls so far, they have lived up to and even in some cases surpassed our expectations. Some of the results I expected, but I had mixed feelings about the score line against Trinidad and Tobago," Bernard told the Jamaica Observer via e-mail from Antigua yesterday. She noted that sponsor ... Read More

Sunshine Girls to meet St Lucia in Glasgow opener

Friday, April 11, 2014    

Members of Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls netball contingent shortly after arriving in Auckland,
New Zealand, yesterday, for the FAST 5 tournament, set to start on Thursday.

GLASGOW, Scotland (CMC) - Jamaica's Sunshine Girls are due to start their campaign against Caribbean rivals St Lucia on the first day of netball competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, scheduled to run from July 23 to August 3. The netball competition begins on July 24. Jamaica and St Lucia have been drawn in Pool 'A' with New Zealand, Malawi, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Jamaica's remaining matches are against Northern Ireland on July 25, Scotland July 27, Malawi J ... Read More

Young Sunshine Girls on fire, whip T&T 51-2

Thursday, April 10, 2014    

Jamaica’s Shanique Francis (foreground) prepares to make a
pass to Caralee Tinglin (WA), as Trinidad and Tobago’s GD
Rayan Bristol challenges during their match at the YMCA
Sports Complex in Antigua, on Tuesday evening.

JAMAICA's Under-16 netballers were in a no-nonsense mood on Tuesday evening as they crushed Trinidad and Tobago 51-2 at the 2014 Jean Pierre Youth Netball Tournament in Antigua and Barbuda. Goalshooter and captain Simone Gordon scored 32 goals from 40 attempts which led the Jamaicans to their third straight win in the championship. Reserve shooter Idara McCarty hit seven goals from 11 attempts, reserve goal attack Nicole Lewis and Tracy Francis both netted five goals each from seven and nine a ... Read More

Young Sunshine Girls steamroll St Lucia 48-5

Wednesday, April 09, 2014    

Jamaica’s goal attack Nicole Lewis (airborne) takes control of the ball ahead of St Lucian GD Bianca Alfred (left),
as goal shoot Tracy-Ann Francis (right) prepares for a pass ahead of GK Tanny Williams of St Lucia during
yesterday’s one-sided encounter. Jamaica won 48-5. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SCOTIABANK)

JAMAICA’S Under-16 netballers made it two wins from two games with an effortless 48-5 victory over St Lucia at the 14th Jean Pierre Youth Netball Tournament in Antigua and Barbuda yesterday. Goalshooter Tracy Francis sank 36 of her 45 attempts in leading Jamaica to their second consecutive win following their opening 55-14 thrashing of Dominica on Sunday. Goal attack Nicole Lewis chipped in with five goals and reserve shooter Idara McCarthy hit seven goals from eight attempts. Kamala Ma ... Read More

PHOTO: Happy birthday!

Monday, April 07, 2014    

Happy birthday!

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Birthday girl Shanique Francis (centre) gets a pat on the head from her Under-16 Jamaican netball teammates at a practice session here, yesterday. Jamaica are favourites to retain their Jean Pierre regional netball tournament title. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID courtesy SCOTIABANK) Happy birthday! --> Read More


Sunday, April 06, 2014    

Jamaica's National Under-16 netballers (from left) Susan Douglas, Tracy-Ann Francis and Shanique Francis challenge for the ball during a training session in Antigua, yesterday. The Young Sunshine Girls will begin the defence of their title against Dominica today. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SCOTIABANK) Read More

St Catherine Racers on a roll in Berger Elite League netball

Sunday, April 06, 2014    

Manchester Spurs goal-shooter Shantal Slater (left) and
St Catherine Racers goal-defence Malysha Kelly battle
for possession, while Slater’s teammate Zanasha Hinds
watches the action during their Berger Paints Semi-
Professional Netball League at the Leila Robinson Courts
on Friday. Manchester won 39-37.

ST Catherine Racers, Manchester Spurs and Kingston Humming Birds registered wins in the third round of the Berger Elite League on Friday night at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston. The losing teams were St James Sharpes, St Ann Orchids, and Clarendon Gaters, respectively. Scores: Racers defeated Sharpes 40-37, with Sabrina Spence, 23, and Anna-Kay Griffiths, 16, being the main scorers. Kerrisa Kesna with 35 from 43 attempts was on fire for Sharpes. The Spurs got the better of the ... Read More

Confident netball team departs for Caribbean Tournament

Saturday, April 05, 2014    

The Under-16 netball team and management staff on arrival at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua, yesterday. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID)

AN upbeat national Under-16 netball team departed the island yesterday en route to Antigua and Barbuda for the 2014 Jean Pierre Youth Tournament, scheduled for April 6-12. The Jamaicans, who are the defending champions, will start their defence against Dominica on Sunday at 8:00 pm. Team manager Lydia Wilks said that the team is very excited and the girls are ready for the challenge. "The feeling is really great, these are a wonderful set of girls who are well-rounded in every department. We ... Read More

Ruthless Waulgrovians zoom in on Tivoli

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, April 05, 2014    

National player Simone Forbes (left) of Waulgrovians 'A' holds onto the ball as
GC Foster Strikers 'A' defender Nicole Dias keeps close tabs during a recent game
in the JNBS/JNA Sunshine Open League at the Leila Robinson Courts recently.
Waulgrovians 'A' won 26 -12. (Photo: Ruddy Hibbert)

UNBEATEN Waulgrovians 'A' will take on Tivoli as the 2014 SVL/Netball Jamaica Major League competition continues this afternoon at the Leila Robinson Courts. The Waulgrovians 'A' and Tivoli encounter is scheduled to start this evening at 7:10, while matches are scheduled in the Minor and Intermediate Leagues, respectively, for 1:00. There are also other unbeaten teams who will also be seeking to continue their winning streak in the Major League, but could face some strong opponents today. Te ... Read More

Big boost

Tuesday, April 01, 2014    

Big boost

Scotiabank Jamaica has renewed its sponsorship of the nation's national Under-14 and Under-16 netball teams to the tune of $12 million to be disbursed over three years, it was announced recently. The first disbursement will be for $5 million. The announcement was made last Thursday at the bank's head office in Kingston, by Monique Todd, VP Marketing, Public and Corporate Affairs. The bank also presented team gear to the Under-16 team management for the players who will depart this Friday for ... Read More



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