Swiss police charge FIFA officials including CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb ahead of congress      

  ZURICH (AP) — Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. The case involves bribes "totalling more than $100 million" linked to commercial deals dating back ... Read more

Netball

Jamalco make it 11 straight in SVL Major League netball

Players from Friendship (in yellow and green) and Molynes United ‘A’ tussle for
possession of the ball during their Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Major League
netball encounter at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday.

JAMALCO chalked up their 11th consecutive win with a convincing 62-49 result over Waulgrovians 'A' as the 2015 Netball Jamaica (NJ)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Major League netball competition continued at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday. Jamalco lead with 55 points from 11 matches, foll ... Read More

Marlon Kerr (centre), brand manager of Sunshine Cereals, is flanked by Netball Jamaica President Marva Bernard (right) and Netball Jamaica General Manager
Karen Anderson following the symbolic cheque presentation of $500,000 at a press launch at Sunshine Chalet at Barbican, yesterday.
(PHOTO: HURBUN WILLIAMS) Sunshine Cereals to sponsor Intermediate League netball
Netball Jamaica received a sizeable boost to its Intermediate League from Confectionery and Snacks J ... Read More

Goalkeeper Taskike Salmon (left) of St Catherine Racers fight for
ball with Goal Shoot Tristina Harwood of Kingston Humming
Birds in their Berger Elite League netball at the Leila Robinson
courts last Friday. Humming Birds soar to first win in Berger Elite League netball
DEFENDING champions Kingston Humming Birds finally broke their losing streak when they pulled off a ... Read More

12 graduate from NJ/UTech Level One coaching course
In a move to build the sport while increasing the quality of players, Marva Bernard, Netball Jamaica ... Read More

Jamalco meet arch-rivals Waulgrovians 'A' in SVL Major League netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, May 16, 2015    

FORMER arch-rivals Jamalco and Waulgrovians 'A' will once again trade goals as the 2015 Netball Jamaica (NJ)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Major League netball competition continues today at the Leila Robinson Courts. The Jamalco and Waulgrovians 'A' big clash is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm along with six other Major League matches scheduled for the same time and 6:30 respectively, while the Minor League matches will be played throughout the day. Having yet to drop a point or lose a game, t ... Read More

JAMALCO crush Cablepro 61-37 in netball league

Wednesday, May 13, 2015    

JAMALCO made easy work of Cablepro with a 61-37 win in the 2015 Netball Jamaica (NJ)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Major League netball competition which continued at the St Andrew High School For Girls and the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) courts last Sunday. It was also JAMALCO’s 10th consecutive win and remains the only unbeaten team in the Major League club competition. The Winston Nevers-coached, Clarendon-based aggregation is also on top of the points standings with 50 points. They ... Read More

Pioneer Manufacturing 'adopts' Sunshine Girl Shantal Slater

Tuesday, May 12, 2015    

Alfred Thomas (right), managing director Pioneering Manufacturing, shares a photo opportunity with Marva Bernard (centre),
president of Netball Jamaica, and Sunshine Girl Shantal Slater at a private handover ceremony recently.

PIONEER Manufacturing Distribution Company Limited (PMD) responded to Netball Jamaica's appeal and has announced a sponsorship deal for Sunshine Girl Shantal Slater under the 'Adopt a Player' programme. The company has embraced the programme and will lend its support to the 23-year-old goalshooter for her preparation for four months, as well as a special contribution for her own expenses under the terms of the sponsorship. In addition to adopting Slater, PMD also extended a sponsorship cheque ... Read More

St James Sharpes stop St Catherine Racers in Berger Elite League Netball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Monday, May 11, 2015    

Clarendon Gaters’ Simone
Gordon (left) challenges Kerry-
Ann Brown of Kingston Humming
Birds for the ball during their
Berger Elite netball at Leila
Robinson courts last Friday.
(PHOTO: COLLIN REID)

ST JAMES Sharpes halted St Catherine Racers' winning streak with a 41-38 victory as the 2015 Netball Jamaica (NJ)/Berger Elite League netball competition continued at the Leila Robinson Courts last Friday. It was the fourth win for the Sharpes from seven matches to move towards a place in the semi-finals. Sharpes have 13 points. For the Racers, it was their second defeat from seven matches, and they still lead the standing with 15 points. Losing coach of the Racers, Christopher Smart, said thr ... Read More

Berger Elite Netball League in pictures

Sunday, May 10, 2015    

Clarendon Gators Simone
Gordon (GS) goes high for
ball with Stacian Facey
(GK) of Kingston Humming
Birds during their Berger
Elite Netball League
match at Leila Robinson
courts on Friday. Gators
won 43-30. (PHOTOS:
COLLIN REID)

Clarendon Gators's Simone Gordon (GS) goes high for ball with Stacian Facey (GK) of Kingston Humming Birds during their Berger Elite Netball League match at Leila Robinson courts on Friday. Gators won 43-30. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID)   Kasey Evering (GD) of Clarendon Gaters goes for ball with Kimesha Sterling of Kingston Humming Birds during their Berger Elite Netball League match at Leila Robinson courts on Friday. Gators won 43-30.   Clarendon Gaters' Simone Gordon (GS) goes high f ... Read More

Sunshine Girls World Cup preparation going well, says coach

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Saturday, May 09, 2015    

Sunshine Girls head coach Minneth Reynolds (left) and
technical driector Jill Patterson take notes as they observe
action in the Berger Elite League Netball action at the Leila
Robinson Courts recently. (FILE PHOTO)

NATIONAL head coach Minneth Reynolds says that preparation is going well for Jamaica's senior Sunshine Girls ahead of the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, August 7-16. "Training is going quite well at the moment for the Sunshine Girls. The Girls have been playing in the Berger Elite League since April and I believe it is one of the key preparations for the upcoming World Cup," Reynolds told the Jamaica Observer. "We are not really playing as a team, but there have been some ... Read More

JAMALCO defeat Waulgrovians for ninth-straight win

Saturday, May 09, 2015    

JAMALCO defeated Waulgrovians 'B' 56-44 to register their ninth consecutive win in as many starts as the 2015 Netball Jamaica (NJ)/Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Major League competition continued at the Leila Robinson Courts on Tuesday. The former many-time Major League champions of the formally known Berger Super League have joined Waulgrovians 'A' and Mico 'A' at the top of the points standings on 45 each. The Clarendon-based JAMALCO made early inroads on the Kingston-based team where they ... Read More

Neita-Headley reiterates potential value of sports in nation building

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, May 06, 2015    

Netball Jamaica president Marva Bernard (centre), proudly displays a cheque valued at $500,000 she received from NHT towards the Gold Rush Down Under
campaign at Jamaica House recently. Sharing in the moment (from left) are Donnetta Russel, NHT's customer Care;Natalie Neita-Headley, minister responsible
for sports; Sunshine Girls Vangelee Williams and Shantel Slater; Molly Rhone, president of the International Netball Federation and Sunshine Girl Adean
Thomas. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID)

MINISTER with responsibility for sport Natalie Neita-Headley underlined the importance of sport in nation building and urged Jamaicans to support the fledgling but promising industry. "Jamaica is a small nation that is blessed with an abundance of talent well beyond the natural resources of our beloved country. The enthusiasm to excel is always infectious and our fellow citizens hold each other to very high standards, in particular our sportswomen and sportsmen," she told the Jamaica Obs ... Read More

Courts commits further support for Netball Jamaica

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, May 01, 2015    

Netball Jamaica president Marva Bernard (centre) points to the
figure on the symbolic cheque after it was presented to her by
Dianne Pottinger (right), director for logistics at Courts
Jamaica, at a press conference held at the Netball House
yesterday. Sharing the occasion is Karen Anderson, general
manager for Netball Jamaica . (PHOTO: NORMAN THOMAS)

COURTS Jamaica Limited renewed their partnership with Netball Jamaica (NJ) with a sponsorship package to the tune of $5.3 million to help with national programmes for the next three years, it was announced at a press conference yesterday at the Netball House in Kingston. The sponsorship package allocation included merchandise valued at $1.5 million, furniture and appliance repair and maintenance of the Netball House valued at $1.5 million ($500,000 per year for the next three years), eye-care s ... Read More

PCJ Group fuels Sunshine Girls with $3-m package

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, April 29, 2015    

Winston Ormsby (left), general manager at PETCOM and PCJ’s chief financial officer Robert Clarke (right) present a symbolic
cheque worth $3 million to Netball Jamaica’s general manager Karen Anderson (2nd right) and president Marva Bernard at a
brief ceremony at the Leila Robinson Netball Courts at the National Stadium yesterday. (PHOTO: NORMAN THOMAS)

PETROLEUM Cor-poration of Jamaica (PCJ) has committed a $3-million sponsorship package to Netball Jamaica to help underwrite the cost of the Sunshine Girls' preparation for the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia in August. The announcement was made during a brief ceremony held at the Leila Robinson Netball Courts at the National Stadium yesterday. The sponsorship package allocation included $1.5 million cash contribution from the PCJ and a gas subsidy valued at another $1.5 million fr ... Read More



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