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We are shocked! - Netball Jamaica stunned following Henry's resignation as head coach

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
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Communication director of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Wayne Lewis, said the organisation is shocked by the sudden resignation of Sunshine Girls co-head coach Sasher-Gaye Henry.

Lewis told The Gleaner yesterday, that Netball Jamaica was not expecting Henry's decision, given the recent success of the national senior team.

"I am a bit disappointed because the team just came from the quad series, where they won and we got a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games and so it is a very positive moment for us," said Lewis. "For us to see her resigning now, the timing is not the best, but now that she has resigned, it means that it gives somebody an opportunity to step up to the plate."

Lewis added that Netball Jamaica will be meeting today to discuss the matter.

"We wish her all the best, but there will be discussions with her maybe if she wants to talk to the board or if she wants to directly talk to the president, but there will be continued dialogue between Netball Jamaica and her," Lewis said.

It is understood that Henry was disappointed with her remuneration package.

Information reaching The Gleaner is that Henry, who handed in her resignation to the Dr Paula Daley-Morris led organisation a few days ago, also did not fill out a section of Netball Jamaica's Commonwealth Games team report form, which was handed to her following last month's Commonwealth Game, which was held on Australia's Gold Coast.

The Sunshine Girls won the bronze medal after defeating New Zealand 60-55.

Henry, who is a former national player, was named along with Marvette Anderson as co-head coaches of the Sunshine Girls programme at the end of July last year, following the resignation of Jermaine Allison-MaCracken.

Henry along with Anderson guided that Sunshine Girls to the silver medal at the World Fast5 Series, which was held in Australia in August.

She has been very popular with the Sunshine Girls players and very instrumental in getting goal shooter Romelda Aiken back into the team following a two year hiatus.