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Daley returns as assistant coach for Sunshine Girls

Published:Thursday | September 4, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Annette Daley

Robert Bailey Gleaner Writer

Veteran netball coach, Annette Daley, has been appointed assistant coach of the Jamaica Sunshine Girls team by Netball Jamaica (NJ).

Daley, whose appointment took effect on Monday, will be the assistant to Minnette Reynolds.

Daley is no stranger to the national setup, as she was the assistant to former head coach, Connie Francis, when the Sunshine Girls won bronze medal at the 2007 World Netball Championships in New Zealand.

She also led the junior Sunshine Girls to the bronze medal at the World Youth Netball Championships, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2013.

The soft-spoken Daley is currently the head coach of The Mico A and B teams, which participate in NJ's divisional leagues.

Reynolds, who was appointed head coach of the Sunshine Girls side in May, said she is looking forward to working with Daley.

"She is very capable and at the same time, very competent," said Reynolds. "She is able to work with others as she has done previously."

Wealth of experience

Reynolds added: "She brings a wealth of experience as well as respect. She brings respect, she can command respect and she has sound technical skills."

The Sunshine Girls are back in training after a one-month break, preparing for the World Fast5 Series, which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from November 8-9.

The Sunshine Girls, who won the bronze medal at last month's Commonwealth Games, will be hoping to better last year's third-place finish at the championships, which was held in England. They are also set to meet hosts and archrivals, England, in a three-Test series in January.