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There's work to do! - Nevers

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Members of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls team react after a win at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, where they won the bronze medal in April.

Assistant coach of the Jamaica senior netball team, Winston Nevers, said he has identified a number of weak areas in the Sunshine Girls unit that he will be working on in order to help to improve the team's standings in the world rankings.

The vastly experienced Nevers, who has been coaching for over 30 years, was appointed to the position in June following the resignation of former co-coach Sasher-Gaye Henry. He will be working alongside Marvette Anderson, who named the head coach after Henry's departure.

Nevers told The Gleaner that he will be working assiduously in order to improve the Sunshine Girls all-round game on the international stage.

"I know that we have a lot of work to do, but it can be done, and that is what I am here to do," said Nevers. "I am here to see if can move Jamaica to another level, because for too long, we have been stuck in one area and we want to move up in the rankings to number two of number three in the world," he said.

"If you look, over the years, we have been losing netball games because of our poor decision-making, and I want to get in some more concentration for long periods within the team," Nevers said.

"I think our concentration going towards the end of the games is poor, so I want to bring in the concentration and I want to bring in the coordination and endurance," he pointed out.

Nevers, who has been the coach of Jamalco netball team for over 20-years, is in his second stint with the senior team, having served as specialist shooting coach a few years ago before resigning from the position.

Nevers also worked as an assistant to Anderson with the national Under-16 team a number of years ago. Nevers added that he is looking forward to looking working with Anderson, because he has had a good relationship with her in the past.

"I feel good about this appointment because I was there three times before and the position that I had was specialist shooting coach, but I didn't lasted long there," Nevers said.

"But this time around, I hope that I can have a good relationship going forward, because I really want to help Jamaica," Nevers noted.