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Walker reappointed national U-21 coach

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

C. Lloyd Walker has been reappointed head coach of Jamaica's Under-21 netball team by the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) selection committee.

The post became vacant last year, following the expiration of the contracts of Walker and his former assistant, Dacia Barnes, in August.

Walker will now be assisted by Marevette Anderson, who replaces Barnes. Walker, along with Barnes, guided the junior Sunshine Girls to third place at the World Youth Netball Championships, which was held in the Cook Islands last August.

Anderson is the coach of this year's Open League champions Waulgrovians 'A'. She also guided The Queen's School to the ISSA Under-16 urban and rural titles last season.


"I am looking forward to working with him again because the association is pleased with what he did with the Under-21 team, to prepare them at short notice for the World Youth tournament," noted Marva Bernard, president of the JNA.

She added: "This time he has been given a longer stretch and we expect even better results at the next World Youth Championships in 2013.

He is to team up with a young coach who has a very good track record and so we expect that the synergies will flow and the Jamaica Netball Association will prepare a team that will be a strong contender for the Youth championships."

The JNA selection panel consisted of Yvonne Khan, Dorothy Hobson and Sonia Hamilton, chief executive officer of the JNA.