Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Oozing confidence ahead of her departure today for the ANZ Championships in New Zealand, Jamaica's goal shooter, Jhaniele Fowler, said she will looking to lead Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel to this year's final of the competition.
The Southern Steel team had a poor showing in the ANZ Championships last year, as they finished second from bottom in the standings.
"I am a confident player and this is what I bring to the team," said Fowler "My aim is to lead them into the final of the championships.
"I would also like to become the top shooter in the ANZ Championships this year," she said.
The 23-year-old, who was the most prolific shooter for the Sunshine Girls at the World Netball Championships in Singapore 2011, has emerged as one of the world's top goal shooters over the past year.
The powerful shooter, who stands at 6'6", is set to become the tallest player in the ANZ championships, eclipsing fellow Jamaica Romelda Aiken by three-quarters of an inch.
Fowler, who signed a one-year contract with the Southern Steel last year, noted that she will be doing her best to impress the coaches, in order to secure a contract extension.
"My intention is to go down there and play hard and once I do that, then I will definitely be able to get another contract for next year," she said.
She last represented the Sunshine Girls in the Fast5 Netball World Series, which was held in New Zealand last November.