Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Jamaica's Under-21 netballers will be aiming to secure their fourth consecutive victory in the World Youth Netball Championships when they oppose Wales today in a top-of-the-table group clash in Glasgow, Scotland starting at 2 p.m. (Jamaica time).
A victory for the Oberon Pitterson-Nattie-coached junior Sunshine Girls, will set up a mouth-watering quarter-final showdown against Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago and a likely semi-final encounter against New Zealand. The Jamaicans have so far recorded impressive victories over Samoa, Scotland and the Cayman Islands in the tournament.
working on weak areas
Marvette Anderson, assistant coach of the young Jamaicans, who is already looking to the quarter-finals and semi-finals, said they would be using today's game to work on a few weak areas.
"This is a championship, and everybody is coming to play, and we are joint leaders in the zone with them (Wales) and they think that they can win this game and they are coming to win this game," said Anderson. "I expect them to come hard, but we are ready for whatever they might throw at us."
Anderson added that the girls have not been fluent with their passing, which has resulted in a number of turnovers in their games so far.
"Right now, we need to limit the amount of turnovers that we have been committing in our games. It is something that we have been working on in training," Anderson said.
We have done a lot of work on this in training, and come semi-final we should have those corrections made and be ready to play," Anderson added.
The Jamaicans are hoping to retain their bronze in the championships, which they won four years ago in the Cook Islands.