The quest begins

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 ... Read More

The Netball Jamaica group with Miss Anderson (in purple shirt) from the hospital outside the
Learning and Activity Centre. Young Sunshine Girls visit Children's Hospital for Mandela Day
THE young Sunshine Girls completed their Nelson Mandela Day activity at the Learning and Activity Ce ... Read More

Sunshine Girls ready for Commonwealth Games PHOTO: Goodbye!
Jamaica's Sunshine Girls wave before they board the team bus yesterday for the airport where they we ... Read More

Sunshine Girls ready for Commonwealth Games Sunshine Girls ready for Commonwealth Games
THE Sunshine Girls, Jamaica's national senior netballers, are upbeat ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth ... 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

Foreign invasion?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014    

Members of the Jamaica senior Reggae Girlz team relax at their hotel in the Dominican Republic recently.

A number of overseas-based players have expressed an interest in representing the senior Reggae Girlz, says head coach Merron Gordon. The Jamaicans are currently preparing for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women's Cup set for Trinidad & Tobago from August 19-26, after easing through the recent qualifiers with resounding wins over St Lucia and hosts Dominican Republic. Several foreign-based players formed a part of that set-up. "Since that campaign in the Dominican Republic, I've rece ... Read More


By Sha’Keil Grant | Tuesday, June 24, 2014    

Sunshine Girls goal-attack Thristina Harwood (left) jumps for the ball during the
third and final match of the three-Test series against Barbados at the GC Foster
College on Sunday evening. Jamaica won 40-33 to take the series 3-0.

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls defeated Barbados 40-33 in the third and final match, to sweep the friendly series 3-0 at the GC Foster College for Physical Education and Sports on Sunday evening. The absence of star goal-shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid did not affect the team's performance as the number four-ranked Jamaicans easily blew away their number nine-rated Caribbean neighbour for a convincing victory. During the match, players were rotated throughout the match in order for selectors to pinpoi ... Read More

Two-from-two delights netball coach Reynolds

BY SHA’KEIL GRANT | Monday, June 23, 2014    

Two-from-two delights netball coach Reynolds

JAMAICA'S Sunshine Girls whipped Barbados 50-29 in the second game of their three-game friendly series at GC Foster College in St Catherine on Saturday, much to the delight of coach Minneth Reynolds. “I am very pleased with this second consecutive victory, the girls are stepping up and proving themselves quite well. This is what we are training for, even when the tough gets (going), they can withstand the pressure,” Reynolds said. “When it comes on to selecting the final 12, ... Read More

Sunshine Girls power past Bajans 57-36

BY SHA'KEIL GRANT | Sunday, June 22, 2014    

Barbadian goal defender Jeneice Clarke (left) and
goalkeeper, Laurel Browne (right), look on as
Sunshine Girl Fowler-Reid fires in a shot at their goal
in the first game at GC Foster College on Friday. The
Sunshine Girls won 57-36. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID)

THE Sunshine Girls got the better of Caribbean neighbours Barbados 57-36 to secure game one of the three test friendly series at GC Foster College on Friday. The current Sunshine Girls squad comprises 18 payers, and the three test friendly series is the final stage in the selection process for Netball Jamaica to select the final 12 players who will represent the country at the Commonwealth Games. Jhanielle Fowler-Reid, who recently returned from the ANZ Championship in Australia and New Zealan ... Read More

Scotiabank crush minnows Housing Agency 61-1

Saturday, June 21, 2014    

FORMER champions Scotiabank 'A' registered a crushing 61-1 win over Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) as the 2014 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Open League continued at the Queen's High School Courts last Saturday. The Winston Nevers-coached bankers had no mercy on their lesser experienced opponents and easily brushed them aside to come out with the resounding win. Scotiabank 'A' will play their second game when they take on Wisynco 'A' this afternoon at 5:30 at the Queen's High Scho ... Read More

$35-m Leila Robinson Courts upgrade nears completion

BY SHA'KEIL GRANT | Friday, June 20, 2014    

A section of the Leila Robinson Courts during the process of
laying of the synthetic tiles, yesterday. (PHOTO: COLLIN GREEN)

THE surface upgrade of the Leila Robinson Courts is almost completed. The $35-million Sports Development Foundation (SDF) project is close to its final stages with the laying of the synthetic tiles yesterday as part of a major overhaul of the playing surfaces. General manager of the SDF Denzil Wilks said the upgrade of the courts is in the best interest of the players going forward. "From my understanding of manufacturers and from all the research done, is that this surface yields whenever so ... Read More

Sunshine Girls kick off Barbados series today

Friday, June 20, 2014    

Sunshine Girls

AS the programme for selecting their final squad for the Commonwealth Games intensifies, number four-ranked Jamaica will play three crucial friendly netball matches against Barbados (ninth) starting today at the GC Foster College in Angels, St Catherine. That game will start at 7:30 pm, while the others are slated for tomorrow and Sunday at 5:00 pm. Netball Jamaica will be seeking to cut the current squad from 18 players to the final 12 and these games will help the coaching staff in makin ... Read More



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