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Overseas coach for Sunshine Girls? ... Foreigner among three coaches hunting netball job

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 2:00 AMRobert Bailey
Daley-Morris
Members of the Sunshine Girls team prepare to board the team bus on their way to the Norman Manley International Airport ahead of a recent tour to England.
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One overseas candidate is among three persons who have applied for the post of head coach of Jamaica's senior netball team.

President of Netball Jamaica Paula Daley-Morris told The Gleaner in an interview yesterday that the interview process for the vacant post will begin next week.

"We have three applicants, and the committee will meet this week to review the applications, and at the end of the review, the applicants will be asked to submit their additional documents, and then we will set up interviews for them," said Daley-Morris.

 

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The Sunshine Girls have been without a head coach since November, after the resignation of Minneth Reynolds.

Daley-Morris added that the job is open to anybody who is qualified and, therefore, she is not surprised that someone from overseas has applied for the post.

Australian-born Jill McIntosh was the Sunshine Girls' last overseas coach in 2014.

"We are an internationally rated team, so we accept applications from anywhere, and so we expected people from anywhere to apply. We have employed overseas persons to coach the team before," she said.

Daley-Morris also noted that her association is yet to decide when they will be naming the new coach, but shared that the team's preparation would continue until the completion of the coach-selection process.

"I don't have a date in mind, but the committee will decide that as well, and so I have to hear from them based on the process that they are using because we can't announce it until a candidate is selected," Daley-Morris said.

"But we also have other coaches in place, so we are not going to rush the process," said Daley-Morris.

"The team will begin their training in early March, so if we do not have a head coach, it is not going to stop the team from training, because we have an assistant coach, who is still there, and a technical director, and we have other personnel that work around the team," Daley-Morris stated.