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NETBALL: Veteran says national coaching staff should step down after disastrous World Cup

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 6:45 PM
Jamaica goalshooter, Romelda Aiken, catches the ball over England’s Geva Mentor (second left) and Eboni Beckford-Chambers (right), while her teammate, Paula Thompson, looks on during their Netball World Cup match at the Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park.

Veteran local coach Sylvester Campbell has called for sweeping changes for Jamaica's Netball coaching staff.

This after the Sunshine Girls' disastrous showing at the just concluded Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.  

The netballers failed to win a medal at the championships after they were comprehensively beaten 66 to 44 by rivals England in the third place play-off on Saturday.

The Jamaicans, who were one of the favourites to win the gold medal, ended their campaign with two consecutive losses after going down 67 to 76 to Australia in the semifinals.

Campbell says the entire coaching team should hand in their resignations to the Netball Jamaica hierarchy now.

According to him, Netball Jamaica needs new personnel with fresh ideas to take the sport forward.


veteran netball coach Sylvester Campbell

This was the second consecutive championships that the Sunshine Girls were losing to England in a bronze medal game.