Netball

Kids revel in Pickney Netball at Leila Robinson Courts

Basic school-level children trying their
hands at netball during the launch of
Pickney Netball at the Leila Robinson
Courts yesterday. (PHOTO: BRYAN
CUMMINGS)

PICKNEY Netball was launched this morning at the Leila Robinson Courts in Kingston. It is about teaching basic school children, between three-six years old the game of netball to achieve certain basic objectives.At this stage it is less about competition and more about the enjoyment of the game in ... Read More

BUNTING
SPONSORS NETBALL Bunting sponsors netball
Member of Parliament for Central Manchester Peter Bunting recently hosted a netball rally spread ove ... Read More

(Front row from third left) Natalie Neita-Headley, sports minister; Hon Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister; Molly Rhone, president of the International Netball
Federation (INF); and Marva Bernard, Netball Jamaica president, pose for a photo with staff members and players representing Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls at a
presentation ceremony at Jamaica House on Thursday. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID) Sunshine Girls receive US$1,000-cheques
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller presented cheques to 11 of the 12 Sunshine Girls who copped bro ... Read More

St Andrew, Immaculate meet in netball leagues
FORMER champions St Andrew High will take on Immaculate Conception as the 2014 Digicel/ISSA Urban Hi ... Read More

JISA/Tastee preparatory schools football, netball zone draw completed

BY RUDDY ALLEN | Saturday, September 27, 2014    

Grace Bourah, netball coordinator at JISA, participates in the draw for the netball competition along with Winston Keyes (centre),
chairman for football at JISA during the 2014 JISA/Tastee Preparatory School football and netball zone drawing at St Andrew
Preparatory, yesterday. Also pictured is Jamal Tugman, public relations officer at Tastee. (PHOTO: COURTESY OF RICHARD BOWEN)

THE 2014 Jamaica Independent Schools' Association (JISA)/Tastee preparatory schools football and netball competitions zone drawing took place yesterday at St Andrew Preparatory School. Known for its strong focus on youth development, particularly through sports, title sponsor Tastee, in continuing its commitment in this area, has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal valued at $10 million. And hydration sponsor, Peak Bottling Limited, through its brand Pure Water, has committed just over $3 mil ... Read More

Champions Queen's crush Tivoli 36-6 in Netball League

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Thursday, September 25, 2014    

DEFENDING champions The Queen's School made easy work of opponents Tivoli Gardens High by beating them 36-6 as the 2014 Digicel/ISSA Urban High Schools Netball Competition got under way last week. The Marvette Anderson-coached Queen's, who are also the All-Island Junior League champions, took control from as early as the first quarter and comfortably stayed ahead throughout the contest to the end. "We are very happy to start the defence on a convincing note, and throughout the preliminary roun ... Read More

Netball coaches in a rush to get certified

Monday, September 22, 2014    

President of IFNA Molly Rhone (right) listens to an exchange between Netball Jamaica
President Marva Bernard (centre) and Christopher Smart, one of the first graduates of the
Netball Jamaica/UTech Coaching School.

TWENTY-ONE local coaches started the third Netball Jamaica/UTech Level One Coaching Course Saturday morning at the University of Technology, the highest number to register for any of the three courses so far. Marva Bernard, president of Netball Jamaica, who addressed the opening ceremony, said as of December 2015, all coaches in the high school system and higher must have the Level One certificate or the GC Foster College certification in order to coach. President of the International Federati ... Read More

Scotia on top in Business House Netball Leagues

Saturday, September 20, 2014    

SCOTIABANK 'A' look unstoppable as they have won all their seven matches in the 2014 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) combined Senior 'A' and 'B' Leagues competitions. The former Senior 'A' League champions, coached by Winston Nevers, lead the combined division with maximum 21 points, and with three games remaining for the bankers, they have already qualified for the play-offs. Meanwhile, the other teams in contention for a place in the three-team play-offs at the preliminary rounds a ... Read More

The Queen’s begin defence of junior, senior league netball titles today

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, September 17, 2014    

DEFENDING champions the Queen's begin their defence of both the Junior and Senior League titles as the 2014 Digicel/ISSA High School netball competition gets under way today at the Queen's School Courts. The Queen's, who are also the all-island junior champions, will first take on Tivoli Gardens High at 2:30, while the defending all-island Senior League champions will go up against Tivoli Gardens High at approximately 3:15. The Marvette Anderson-coached teams are hoping to start on winning note ... Read More

Forbes, Griffiths back with Sunshine Girls team

Friday, September 05, 2014    

(L-R) GRIFFITHS… took a leave of
absence after the 2011
Netball World Champs. FORBES… retired from
national duty after being
banned for a drug violation

It is now official. According to Karen Anderson, the general manager of Netball Jamaica, Simone Forbes and Anna-Kay Griffiths have returned to the Sunshine Girls squad and will begin training with the team soon. Forbes retired from national duty after being banned for a drug violation, while Griffiths took a leave of absence after the 2011 Netball World Champs where Jamaica ended in fourth position. Anderson also confirmed that Annette Daley has been appointed to the post of assistant coach of ... Read More

Florida-based sports extravaganza for J'can alumni a success — organisers

By Sean Williams | Thursday, September 04, 2014    

Members of the victorious Mannings High School team pose with
their trophies after winning the JHSASN football competition.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — Organisers of the annual South Florida-based Jamaica High School Alumni Sports Network (JHSASN) sports extravaganza have deemed this year's event a success. President of the non-profit group, Lavern Deer, said the growth of the event was noted in almost every area, and was quick to point out that last weekend's staging was indeed the best-ever in its six years. "Yes, it was a success as we have seen an increase in the number of teams. We saw an increase in spec ... Read More



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