Netball

Pelicans, Jamalco, Molynes 'A' hunt second win JN Open League netball

Members of UWI Pelicans celebrate

DEFENDING champions University of the West Indies (UWI) Pelicans, along with Jamalco and Molynes United 'A', will go for their second-straight win as the 2015 Netball Jamaica/Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Sunshine Open League competition continues today at the Leila Robinson Courts with 4 ... Read More

Tiana Lue-Fung (left) captain of Liguanea United greets Jacqueline Robotham, business relations and sales advisor at Jamaica National, while Netball Jamaica
president Marva Bernard (centre) and members of the Liguanea United team look on during last Saturday’s Open League opening ceremony at the Stadium Courts.
(PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) UWI Pelicans crush Jobs Lane in JN Open League netball
The University of the West Indies (UWI) Pelicans started their defence of the Netball Jamaica/Jamaic ... Read More

Jamaica’s goal-attack Shanice Beckford receives possession of the ball while being marked by
England’s goal defence Ama Agbeze during the Supreme Ventures Sunshine Series at the
National Indoor Sports Centre. Jamaica won the series 2-1. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Rays of hope for netball
PRAISES have been pouring in for Jamaica's netballers after they edged England 2-1 in the just-concl ... Read More

Jamaica’s track
athletes Kaliese
Spencer (left) and
Christine Day watch
Jamaica’s Sunshine
Girls battle England’s
Roses in the second
test of their recently
concluded threematch
series at the
National Indoor
Sports Centre on
Sunday. England won
55-47. (PHOTO:
GARFIELD
ROBINSON) SUNSHINE SUPPORT
Jamaica's track athletes Kaliese Spencer (left) and Christine Day watch Jamaica's Sunshine Girls bat ... Read More

HAVE A HEART!

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January 17, 2015    

Sunshine Girl Vangelee Williams in action against
England in the recently concluded three-test series at
the National Indoor Centre

NETBALL Jamaica president Marva Bernard is hoping that the Sunshine Girls' 2-1 victory over England in the three-test series can reignite interest in the senior team and ultimately lure more sponsors on board ahead of the World Cup in August. Jamaica are ranked one place below world number-three rated England. Bernard, who praised series title sponsors Supreme Ventures and other partners including Wata, said participating at the 2015 Netball World Cup in Australia will require considerable res ... Read More

Jamalco begin defence of JN Open League title today

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, January 17, 2015    

JAMALCO goal-shooter Sasha Mitchell
being hassled by UWI Pelican’s
Shadiann Hemmings (partly hidden) and
Samantha Francis during the final of the
2014 Supreme Ventures Limited
(SVL)/Netball Jamaica Major League at
the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC)
last Saturday.

DEFENDING champions Jamalco face Hagley Park as the 2015 Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS)/Netball Jamaica Sunshine Open League competition gets under way today at the Leila Robinson Courts. The Jamalco and Hagley Park encounter is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm, as 32 matches will be played today starting at 2:30 pm following the opening ceremony and parade of the 72 participating teams at 1:00 pm. Jamalco, coached by Winston Nevers, should have little difficulty in overwhelming their l ... Read More

Oh, what a feeling!

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Friday, January 16, 2015    

Jamaica’s captain and goal keeper Nicole Aiken-Pinnock defends against
England’s goal attack Pamela Cookey in the third match of the Supreme Ventures
Sunshine series at the Indoor Centre on Tuesday. Jamaica won 57-47 to clinch
the series 2-1.
Jamaica’s Sasher-Gaye Henry and England’s Sara Bayman battle for possession
of the ball in Tuesday’s third match of the Supreme Ventures Sunshine series at
the Indoor Centre. Jamaica won 57-47 to clinch the series 2-1.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

THE Sunshine Girls' 2-1 series victory over England was set up by the gallant fighting spirit shown in the deciding third Test, according to members of the Jamaica set-up. The hosts were imperious in the latter stages of Tuesday's match at the National Indoor Sports Centre to outscore England 20-10 in the fourth quarter for a 57-47 victory. The teams, both preparing for the Netball World Cup to be staged in Australia in August, had split the opening two games of the Supreme Ventures-sponsored ... Read More

Big win in series decider hands Jamaica victory over England

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January 15, 2015    

Jamaica’s goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid (centre) battles for possession of the ball with
England goal defence Ama Agbeze during fourth-quarter action in the deciding third game of the
Supreme Ventures Sunshine Netball Series inside the National Indoor Sports Centre on Tuesday.
Looking on is England Eboni Beckford-Chambers. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

JAMAICA'S coach Minneth Reynolds was brimming with joy after her team sizzled in the fourth quarter to decimate visitors England at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) in the deciding third game of the Supreme Ventures Sunshine series on Tuesday. The hosts' 57-47 victory -- after the game was tied at 37 at the end of the third quarter -- gave them a 2-1 series win over England, rated one place above the world number four-ranked Jamaicans. The commanding result inside the noise-filled Indo ... Read More

Netball Jamaica on lookout for more practice games

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January 14, 2015    

BERNARD... it would be good to get a
team as strong as Trinidad to be here.
Shanice Beckford

NETBALL Jamaica remains on the lookout for practice for the Sunshine Girls ahead of the Netball World Cup to be staged in Australia from August 7 to 16. Fourth-ranked Jamaica were scheduled to host England in the final game of the three-Test series at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) late yesterday. The teams were locked at 1-1. Local netball boss Marva Bernard told the Jamaica Observer that Caribbean rivals Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados have also been approached. However, she exp ... Read More

Sunshine Girls whip England

BY SANJAY MYERS | Wednesday, January 14, 2015    

Sunshine Girls celebrate
at the end of the match.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD
ROBINSON)

AN outstanding fourth-quarter show propelled Jamaica to a 57-47 hammering of England last night at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston and a 2-1 win in the Supreme Ventures Sunshine series. Goal-shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid came off the bench to lead Jamaica with 28 goals from 34 attempts. Romelda Aiken, who started in the shooting position, was 15 from 19. The England Roses top goal-shooter Jo Harten was 35 from 38, while goal-attack Pamela Cookey was 10 from 15. The teams were tied ... Read More

Sunshine Girls hunt series-clinching win over Roses

Tuesday, January 13, 2015    

Jamaican player
Romelda Aiken (right)
vies for possession with
England’s Geva Mentor
in the second match of
the three-Test Sunshine
Series at the National
Indoor Sports Centre on
Sunday. England won
55-47 to level the series
at 1-1. (PHOTO:
GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Jamaican player Romelda Aiken (right) vies for possession with England’s Geva Mentor in the second match of the three-Test Sunshine Series at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Sunday. England won 55-47 to level the series at 1-1.  JAMAICA’S netball coach Minneth Reynold is predicting a strong comeback from her players in today’s third and deciding match versus England in the Supreme Ventures Sunshine Series. Play is scheduled to begin 7:30 pm at the National Indoor S ... Read More

Roses in full bloom to level Sunshine Series

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January 12, 2015    

(L)Jamaica’s Jhaniele Fowler-Reid (right) battles England’s Geva Mentor during
the second game of the three-match Supreme Ventures Sunshine series at the
National Indoor Sports Centre yesterday. England won 55-47.
(PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)
&
(R)Romelda Aiken (foreground) and England’s Ana Agbeza fight for the ball during the
second game of the three-match Supreme Ventures Sunshine series at the National
Indoor Sports Centre yesterday. England won 55-47.

England pulled level in the Supreme Ventures Sunshine netball series after putting in a vibrant all-round display to defeat hosts Jamaica 55-47 in the second Test at the National Indoor Sports Centre yesterday. Both camps agreed to call off the encounter with only one minute and 15 seconds remaining after a power outage at the venue. On Saturday, the world number three-ranked England team lost the first Test 47-56, but yesterday their players showed high energy across the court to restrict the ... Read More

Girls crush Roses 56-47 in 1st Test

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January 11, 2015    

Jamaica’s goal shooter Jhaniele
Fowler-Reid (centre) catches the
ball between the England pair of
goalkeeper Eboni Beckford-
Chambers (left) and goal defence
Ama Agbeze during yesterday’s first
netball Test at the National Indoor
Sports Centre. Jamaica won 56-47.
(PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Jamaica’s senior netballers completed a comfortable 56-47 victory over England in yesterday’s opening Test of the three-match Supreme Ventures Limited Sunshine series at the National Indoor Sports Centre. Goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler came off the bench late in the third quarter to replace Romelda Aiken and guided Jamaica with 19 goals from 25 attempts. Aiken was 19 from 26, while Shanice Beckford hit 12 from 15. For England, Jo Harten led the way with 24 goals from 31 attempts, wh ... Read More

GG proud of Sunshine Girls

Saturday, January 10, 2015    

Governor
General Sir
Patrick Allen
poses with
Marva Bernard
(seated left),
president of
Netball Jamaica,
and members of
the Sunshine
Girls senior team
during a
courtesy call at
King’s House
yesterday.
(PHOTO:
COLLIN REID)

The Sunshine Girls who made a courtesy call on Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, yesterday at King's House left feeling quite good after being told that he was proud of them. The Governor General, who spoke fluently about the exploits of the Sunshine Girls, said that he witnessed their joy and relief in Scotland after winning the bronze medal against England in the Commonwealth Games. He noted that they continue to punch above their weight despite the challenges that they face. He went on ... Read More



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