Sunshine Girl Dehaney to lead Ja U-21s
Netball Jamaica launched its upcoming five-match series, which will see Jamaica's Under-21 taking on England Under-21.
The series forms part of the preparation for the World Under-21 Netball tournament next year in Botswana.
The Jamaican team, which will be led by Sunshine Girl Kadie-Ann Dehaney, was presented to the public during a press briefing yesterday at General Accident Insurance Company on Half-Way Tree Road.
The coaching staff comprises Maureen Hall, technical quality control officer, and coaches Tracey-Ann Griffiths and Conrad Parkes. Elsie Shaw is the manager, while Jacqueline Robotham is the assistant manager.
The match dates are August 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.
Speaking on behalf of the players, Dehaney described them as hard-working, fearless and determined. She said that they bonded well and expected to win at least four of the five matches.
Coach Griffiths said that the series will be tough, but it was designed to test the team and get them ready for the hard road ahead as well as see where they are at this time. Coach Parkes spoke about the preparation to date, which started in January. He said that it had been intensive and that they are expected to give of their best during competition.
President Daley-Morris called for public support of the team to help cover the cost of the series and for the World Cup as there is no sponsor for either at this time.