Netball

From Scotia with love

Shelley Sykes Coley
(second left), sponsorship
manager at Scotiabank, and
Scotiabank’s vice-president
of Marketing, Caribbean
Central Yanique Forbes-
Patrick (fifth from right),
share a photo opportunity
with Marva Bernard (fourth
left), president of Netball
Jamaica and members of
the Sunshine Girls team at
an official welcome home
reception hosted in the
marketing department at
the Scotiabank Centre
yesterday. (PHOTOS:
NORMAN THOMAS)

Following their fourth-placed finish at the recently concluded Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, Jamaica's Sunshine Girls were treated to an official welcome home reception by long-time sponsors Scotiabank. The event, which was hosted in the marketing department at the Scotiabank Centre yeste ... Read More

Sunshine Girls Captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock (right) leading her team out for one of the games at the
recent Netball World Cup Sydney 2015 inside Allphones Arena in Australia. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID) Tough schedule, injuries to blame, says Aiken-Pinnock
DESPITE failing to achieve a medal in their outing at the recently concluded Netball World Cup, Suns ... Read More

Members of the Sunshine Girls team pose for pictures with team mascot Mr Chicken (left) and marketing
manager Avadaugn Sinclair shortly after the team’s arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport on
Monday night. Jamaica netballers ruffled by threatening words on social media
AMIDST the disappointment of their failed Gold Rush Down Under campaign, Jamaica’s Sunshine Gi ... Read More

Members of Australia’s netball team celebrate with the Netball World Cup trophy at the
Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. Australia defeated New Zealand 58-55. Aussies repeat as World Cup champions
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls failed to overcome England yet again, and w ... Read More

Sunshine Girls upbeat despite losing to powerhouse Aussies

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, August 16, 2015    

Romelda Aiken (right) of Jamaica snatches the ball as
Australia’s Laura Geitz prepares to challenge her.

Their hopes of capturing the coveted gold medal Down Under has been dashed, but Jamaica's Sunshine Girls remain in high spirits ahead of their bronze medal encounter against rivals England at the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia. This according to head coach Minneth Reynolds, who believes the girls fought gallantly against a tough Australian outfit before what was deemed a world record 16,244 fans at the Allphones Arena. The Sunshine Girls stuck with the hosts right through their semi-fi ... Read More

Sun goes down on Ja

Sunday, August 16, 2015    

Jamaicas goalshooter Romelda Aiken (right) and
Australia goalkeeper Laura Geitz in a keen tussle.
(PHOTOS: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF PETROJAM,
SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND SCOTIABANK)

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls once again faltered at the semi-final hurdle when they went down to world number one Australia at the penultimate stage of the Netball World Cup here yesterday. In a virtual repeat of the last World Cup four years ago, Jamaica yet again missed out on a place in Sunday's final when they crashed to a 67-56 defeat at Allphones Arena. They trailed 26-35 at half-time but had pulled within seven goals at 42-49, at the start of the final quarte ... Read More

PHOTO: She's a catch!

Sunday, August 16, 2015    

Jamaica’s Vangelee Williams leaps majestically to collect the ball ahead of Australia’s Kimberlee Green in their Netball World Cup semi-final at the Allphones
Arena in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. Australia won 67-56. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF PETROJAM, SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND SCOTIABANK)

Jamaica's Vangelee Williams leaps majestically to collect the ball ahead of Australia's Kimberlee Green in their Netball World Cup semi-final at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. Australia won 67-56. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF PETROJAM, SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND SCOTIABANK) She's a catch! --> Read More

PHOTOS: Highlights of Jamaica vs Australia

Sunday, August 16, 2015    

Jamaica’s Kadie-Ann Dehaney (left) fights for ball with Caitlin Bassett of Australia.

Jamaica's Romelda Aiken (right) and Australia's Laura Geitz fight for ball with in their Netball World Cup semi-final at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. Australia won 67-56. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF PETROJAM, SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND SCOTIABANK) Jamaica goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid (centre) gets the better of Laura Geitz (left) of Australia. Romelda Aiken (right) of Jamaica snatches the ball as Australia's Laura Geitz prepares to challenge her. Jamaica ... Read More

Girls clip Malawi to set up semis with Aussies

Saturday, August 15, 2015    

Romelda Aiken (left), goal shooter for Jamaica, fights for the ball with Malawi’s goalkeeper
Towera Vinkhumbo and Malawi’s goal defence Caroline Mtukule on Thursday.

SYDNEY, Australia, (CMC) — Caribbean powerhouse Jamaica sealed their semi-final spot with a sensational one goal triumph over Malawi on day eight of Netball World Cup 2015 here on Thursday. The Sunshine girls squeezed through with a 63-62 win in what was described as the tightest match of the tournament after Trinidad and Tobago defeated Samoa for the first time 66-47. The Jamaicans showed consistency and composure in all four quarters which got them over the line after both teams put on ... Read More

Jamaica edge Uganda, Barbados score first win

Friday, August 14, 2015    

Jamaica goal-shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid (centre) comes
under pressure from Uganda’s Betty Namukasa (left) and
Florence Nanyonga as Jamaica’s Anna-Kaye Griffiths looks on.

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — Jamaica edged out Uganda, and Barbados outclassed Sri Lanka to post their first win on day seven of the Netball World Cup here yesterday. Fourth ranked Jamaica had to dig deep to fend off a gutsy challenge from 14th ranked Uganda, 59-47, at Allphones Arena. The Sunshine Girls found it challenging to adjust to the Ugandan style of play as Peace Proscovia was proving an essential target for her side. Proscovia was ably assisted by goal attack Racheal Nanyonga sho ... Read More

More action from Jamaica vs New Zealand

Thursday, August 13, 2015    

Jamaica’s Stacian Facey (left) goes high for the ball with
New Zealand’s Bailey Mes, while Jamaica’s Paula
Thompson and New Zealand’s Grace Rasmussen watch
during their Netball World Cup match at the Allphones
Arena in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday.
(PHOTOS: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF PETROJAM,
SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND SCOTIABANK)

Jamaica's Stacian Facey (left) goes high for ball with New Zealand's Bailey Mes, while Jamaica's Paula Thompson and New Zealand's Grace Rasmussen watch during their Netball World Cup match at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. More action from Jamaica vs New Zealand --> Read More

Sunshine Girls lose again

Wednesday, August 12, 2015    

Vangelee Willams (centre) of Jamaica goes for the ball with New Zealand’s Maria Tutala and Kayla Cullen during their Netball
World Cup match at the Allphones Arena at Sydney Olympic Park, yesterday. New Zealand won 55-48. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID
COURTESY PETROJAM, SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND SCOTIABANK)

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago were the only Caribbean side to find success as powerhouses Jamaica and minnows Barbados both suffered losses on day five of the Netball World Cup here yesterday. In Pool G of the qualification round at the Allphones Arena, T&T put away Zambia, 66-39, while the Sunshine Girls went down to World number two New Zealand, 55-48, in Pool E despite being ahead at half-time. Barbados were edged 37-34 by Scotland. The Trinidadians were led ... Read More

PHOTOS: Jamaica vs New Zealand at Netball World Cup

Wednesday, August 12, 2015    

Jamaica’s Paula Thompson (foreground left) snatches the ball as New Zealand’s Kayla Cullen
closes in. New Zealand’s Bailey Mes (right) and Jamaica’s Vangelee Williams watch the play.

Jamaican supporters wave their nation's flag during the Jamaica vs New Zealand Netball World Cup match at the Allphones Arena at Sydney Olympic Park, yesterday. New Zealand won 55-48. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF PETROJAM, SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND SCOTIABANK) Jamaica goalshoter Romelda Aiken (left) collects ball ahead of New Zealand's Casey Kpua. Jamaica goalshoter Romelda Aiken (left) collects ball ahead of New Zealand's Casey Kpua. Jamaica's Romelda Aiken (2nd right) goes high for ... Read More

Sunshine Girls clobber Scotland to finish second in Pool B

Tuesday, August 11, 2015    

Anna Kay Griffiths of Jamaica collects the ball ahead of Fiona Moore-McGrath of Scotland.

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) -- Jamaica's Sunshine Girls rebounded from Saturday's loss to England to crush Scotland 71-24, and record their second win of the Netball World Cup yesterday. The Caribbean side sprinted to a 36-10 half-time lead to take the Scottish completely out the contest, and then coasted at the back end to finish second in Pool B on four points behind unbeaten England on six. Jamaica were propelled by goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid who shot 59 goals from 62 attempts, while goa ... Read More



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