Scotia ‘A’ blow away JUTC to cop Open League

Members of Scotiabank ‘A’ winning team pose for photographs after defeating Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTCA) ‘A’ 32-18 in the final of the 2016 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Open League.

SCOTIABANK ‘A’ defeated Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) ‘A’ 32-18 to crown themselves champions of the 2016 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Open League at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) on Saturday. The bankers also ended the Open League as the only ... Read More

HOULT... It has been a very good experience playing here in Jamaica for the very first time, nothing like what we thought ((Photo: Naphtali Junior) England skipper falls in love with Jamaica
England’s Under-21 netball captain, Rebecca Hoult, says that it was a great experience playing ... Read More

GRIFFITHS...we came third last year and we are aiming not to come less than that this time. (Photos: Naphtali Junior) Coaches pleased with outcome of friendly series
Jamaica’s Under-21 netball coach Tracy-Ann Griffiths and England’s Under-21 head coach, ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tara Gay Heaven (right) reaches for the ball ahead of Anshleigh Dekker of England. (Naphtali Junior) Sunshine Girls close out series with 39-35 win over England
In an outstanding last quarter, Jamaica’s promising Under-21 netballers came from four goals d ... Read More

Scotiabank ‘A’, JUTC ‘A’ clash in Business House Open League netball final today

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, August 13, 2016    

Marsha Murphy-Dawkins (left) of Scotiabank ‘A’ moves forward for a pass from teammate Naudia Brown (right) during their
Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Senior ‘A’/‘B’ League encounter. (File Photo)

LAST year’s beaten finalist Scotiabank ‘A’ and the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) ‘A’ will do battle in the 2016 Business House Netball Association Open League final today at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC), beginning at 3:45 pm. Interestingly, both teams have completed the preliminary rounds without losing a match, and it promises to be a close encounter for the open league title. It also will be the first time both teams will be facing each other ... Read More

Young Sunshine Girls go down in England thriller

Friday, August 12, 2016    

England Captain Rebecca Hoult (WA) collects the ball ahead of Sunshine Girl Latannia Wilson (WD) during Game Three of their five-match international series inside the National Indoor Sports Centre last evening. Looking on are (from left) Jamaica’s Crystal Crawford and England’s Amy Carter. England won 42-39. ?(Photo: Collin Reid)

Jamaica’s Under-21 netballers went down 39-42 to England in Game Three to give the visitors a 2-1 lead in the five-match international series at the National Indoor Sports Centre last night. The result means Jamaica have to win the last two games to win the series, while England only need another victory to claim bragging rights over the young Sunshine Girls. Yesterday’s match was, for the most part, shaping up for a tight finish before England pulled away in the final stages to s ... Read More

All for one...

By Sherdon Cowan | Friday, August 12, 2016    

Members of Jamaica and England Under-21 teams engage in a game.

Despite consistently bumping into each other in their competitive on court duel, the girls exhibited the true spirit of sportsmanship, as the camaraderie among both teams was a sight to behold. With the English team, including Jaydene Robinson, who has a Jamaican background being first time visitors to the island, the girls spent the evening sharing laughs and thoughts about their respective cultures. The feature of the get-together saw the girls orchestrating a series of youthful games, which ... Read More

Jamaica, England seek advantage in U-21 netball series

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Thursday, August 11, 2016    

Jamaica’s goal shooter Simone Gordon leaps above England’s Halimat Adio during game two of their five-match series inside the National Indoor Sports Centre on Tuesday. Jamaica won 43-35. (Photos: Collin Reid) Observer

Jamaica’s Under-21 netballers and their England counterparts will face off in an exciting battle in game three of their five-match international series inside the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) in Kingston today. This action is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. The series aimed at getting both teams in high preparation mode for the premier World Youth Netball Championship in Botswana next year, is currently tied at 1-1 and today’s fixture promises to be another mouthwatering con ... Read More

England draw first blood against Jamaica U21 netballers

Wednesday, August 10, 2016    

Jamaica wing attack Caralee Tinglin (centre) goes for a ball with England centre Amy Carter (left) during the first match of the five-match Netball Under-19 series at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Monday night. England won 47-43. (Collin Reid)

England Under-21 drew first blood against Jamaica Under-21 netballers at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on Monday in the first of five matches. At the final whistle the visitors won 47-43. Jamaica started positively after scoring the first three points before England got their first one. Once England got ahead it was no looking back, though Jamaica tried valiantly along the way to catch up. The England team was just faster and more accurate in the shooting circle. The hosts ... Read More

Young Sunshine Girls rally to tie series at 1-1

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, August 10, 2016    

England’s Amy Carter (centre) collects the ball ahead of a stretching Crystal Crawford (right) from Jamaica during game two of their five-game international series at National Indoor Sports Centre yesterday evening. Jamaica won 43-35. (Photos: Colin Reid)

In a more spirited performance from the previous night, Jamaica’s Under-21 netballers outclassed England 43-35 in Game Two of their five-match international series inside the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) in Kingston last evening. This series, which is being staged to help both teams prepare for the World Youth Netball Championship to be held in Botswana next year, is now level at 1-1. Hasana Williams led the scoring with a game-high 21 points from 26 attempts, Simone Gordon assis ... Read More

Jamaica Under-21s kick off series with England counterparts

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Monday, August 08, 2016    

Jamaica Under-21 netball captain Kadie-Ann Dehaney (left) share a photo opportunity with English counterpart Rebecca Hoult at the Grand Gala celebrations at the National Stadium on Saturday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Jamaica’s Under-21 Sunshine Girls and England’s Under-21 will commence their build-up to next year’s World Youth Cup when they bow into action in the first of their international five-match series at the National Indoor Sports Centre today. This evening’s action is scheduled to follow an opening ceremony at 5:00 pm. The other matches in the series will be played tomorrow, Thursday and Friday at 6:00 pm, while Saturday’s final game is scheduled for 4:00 pm. The s ... Read More

England U21s arrive for 5-match netball series

Sunday, August 07, 2016    

The 19-member delegation from England arrived on Friday at the Sangster International Airport for their five-match series against the Jamaica U21 which starts tomorrow at the NISC in Kingston at 6:00 pm. They were met by Cora Ricketts (front row, second left), second vice-president of Netball Jamaica, Charlene Grossett (left), netballer and staff of JUTC (transportation sponsor for the series), and Michelle White (right) team liaison. Also in the front row are Jan Crabtree (centre) head coach, and Rebecca Hoult (second right) captain.

The 19-member delegation from England, inclusive of its 14-member Under-21 squad touched down on Friday at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay for its five-match international series against the Jamaica Under-21 team. The series begins tomorrow at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston beginning at 6:00 pm with the opening ceremony. The other four matches will be played on August 9, 11, 12 and 13. The team members are Halimat Adio (GGK/GD), Amy Carter (C/WD), Amy Clinton ( ... Read More

Sunshine Girl Kadie-Ann Dehaney to lead U-21s against England

Friday, July 29, 2016    

Dr Paula Daley-Morris (second right), president of Netball Jamaica, shares a happy moment with Jamaica’s Under-21 captain Kadie-Ann Dehaney (second left), coaches Conrad Parkes (L) and Tracey-Ann Griffiths (R) at the team presentation function and launch of the five-match series will be played against England on August 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13 at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

Netball Jamaica launched its five-match series which will see Jamaica’s Under-21s taking on England Under -21s, as part of the preparation for the World Netball U-21 tournament next year in Botswana. The Jamaican team will be led by Sunshine Girl, Kadie-Ann Dehaney. Members of the squad were presented to the public at a news conference yesterday at General Accident Insurance Company on Half Way Tree Road in St Andrew. The full team is comprised of – shooters: Shimona Nelson, Simo ... Read More

Marvadene Anderson returns for Sunshine Girls

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

In this file photo, Marvadene Anderson (right) is hugged by former Netball Jamaica President Marva Bernard.

Jamaica’s former Under-16 netball player Marvadene Anderson will rejoin the national set-up with a view of playing for the Sunshine Girls later this year. Anderson, who arrived in the island on Tuesday night, joined the team for a training session yesterday, as she resumed her relationship with netball after playing basketball in the United States for several years. The world’s tallest sportswoman last played for Jamaica in 2009 in the regional Jean Pierre tournament. Playing at ho ... Read More



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