JNA gets 'Netball House'
The Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) will this Friday be presented with the keys to a five-bedroom house - a gift from the government of Jamaica.
The house is expected to save the association over $1 million in expenses.
The property, which is located in the upscale Barbican area of St Andrew, is being dubbed 'Sunshine Chalet' or simply 'Netball House' and will be used, among other things, to house players from the various national programmes during training camps, seminars and meetings.
An elated JNA president, Marva Bernard, said: "It's a dream come through; it's several years of dreaming come through and I must thank the government and the prime minister in particular for making this happen. We have finally come home, so to speak, and all we can say is a thousand thanks," Bernard beamed.
Bunk beds will be placed in the house, which can house up to 20 individuals.
Last year, the JNA spent over $1 million towards the accommodation of its players from various squads with the housing of the Under-21 squad, which was in camp for a significant period ahead of the World Youth Netball Championships in August, accounting for $854,754.