Netball

Sunshine Girls squad announced for Barbados test

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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A 15-member Sunshine Girls squad has been announced for the three-Test netball series versus Barbados, which takes place this weekend at the National Arena.The Jamaica squad includes many who have starred while representing Jamaica at junior levels, such as Caralee Tinglin, Zonasha Hinds, Rebecca Robinson, Melissa Hinds, and Jodiann Ward.

It also includes three members of the national Under-21 team which is preparing for the upcoming World Youth Netball Championships next month.

Thristina Harwood, an attacking player who either plays at goal shooter, goal attack of wing attack, is the most experienced player on the team, with 22 caps. Defenders Stacian Facey and Shamera Sterling are two of the other regular team members with 17 and 12 caps, respectively.

Centre court players Kerry-Ann Brown and Adean Thomas also have have a fair bit of senior- level experience representing Jamaica, which is hosting the series to assist Barbados' preparation for the Commonwealth Games, plus gearing towards the Caribbean Championships to be held later this year.

The Jamaica team has been preparing for nearly three weeks under the guidance of new coach, Jermaine Allison-McCracken.

They will play the opening game of the series on Friday, beginning at 7:00 p.m.; then the second Test on Sunday, starting at 6:00 pm; and close out on Monday, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Admission will be $500 for adults and $200 for children, while there is a special discount for school children in groups, who will be charged $100 for entry.

SQUAD: Thristina Harwood, Rebecca Robinson, Shimona Nelson, Hasana Williams, Carlalee Tinglin, Adean Thomas, Kerry-Ann Brown, Melissa Wright, Antoinette Stone, Zonasha Hinds, Shamera Sterling, Stacian Facey, Tashike Salmon, Jodiann Ward, Latanya Wilson.

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