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I want to give back to netball - Forbes

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Former Sunshine Girls captain Simone Forbes said that she is feeling confident ahead of tomorrow's annual general meeting (AGM) of Netball Jamaica, where she will be vying for one of three director spots.

Forbes, who retired from international competition in 2011, said that she has done a lot for the sport as a player and now she wants to give back as an administrator.

"I think that I am at a point in my life now where I want to give, and I am able to give back, and I think the best place for me to do that would be administratively, which is why I decided that now is the time I want to be a part of Netball Jamaica," said Forbes.

"Two years ago, the president had asked me to run, but at the time, I wanted to, but I didn't have the time to commit to it, and so it is from then I have had an interest and not just now," she said.

"I think I have a lot to contribute and to help, whichever way I can. I want to, and I think that the best place for me to do that is on the board, provided that I am elected," Forbes said.




Forbes, who was once rated as the best goal attack in the world, added that she had been doing a lot of ground work and she was very optimistic that she would be victorious tomorrow.

"I have sent it to persons that I know. I have posted it on Facebook and I have seen other persons that I know post it on Facebook," she said.

"I have contacted as many members as I can in terms of emails with the poster that we have created because I am working with a team.

"I know persons have reached out to other persons, and so we are trying to get the word out and, hopefully, on Saturday, people will show up," Forbes said.

Forbes stated that she did not know who the other candidates were that she would be running against at the AGM.

"I am not sure who else has been nominated, but I am confident in myself and in the sense that I know that I can contribute to the further development of netball in Jamaica, and so I know what I am coming with," she said.

"I have had over 20 years' experience as a national player, and so I have been in the system for a while and I have seen how the system works and how it works for players and how it works for clubs," Forbes said.

Only paid-up members and affiliates of Netball Jamaica are allowed to vote in Saturday's AGM.