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SVL leagues begin today

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 3:00 AM

The 2015 staging of the Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Major and Minor Leagues competition will begin today at the National Arena with a colourful opening ceremony and dress parade.

The event is set to get under way at 1 p.m.

Sonia Davidson, vice president of corporate communication of SVL, said her association is thrilled to be sponsoring the event and they are looking forward to a very exciting championships.

"We are pleased with the partnership with Netball Jamaica over the years, as these leagues serve as the feeder for the national programme," said Davidson.

"Many of the current Sunshine Girls whom we also sponsor in the international Sunshine Series, came out of these leagues," she said.

Davidson added: "We want more spectators to come and support our netballers. It is going to be very intense and we are expecting keen rivalry over the three months."

She also disclosed that there will be an increase in prize money for this year's competition.

SVL will also be awarding scholarships for tertiary training to six of the league's top participants and two coaches.