Photo: New Jamaica Olympic Association President Christopher Samuda greets the press after being delcared the winner of the election on Tuesday night.
Christopher Samuda and his entire slate were elected en block to serve as the new board of the Jamaica Olympic Association on Tuesday night in a historic vote that saw a new president of the organization for the first time in 40 years.
Photo: Shanice Beckford in action for Jamaica against Barbados earlier this year.
The upcoming season of the English Netball Superleague will be injected with some Jamaican presence.Sunshine Girls Shanice Beckford and Nicole Dixon will display their skills in Vitality Netball Super League for franchise Team Northumbria, out of the Northumbria University. Both players were apart of the Jamaican squad at the recent Netball World Cup held in Australia earlier this year.
Photo: Marva Bernard President of Netball Jamaica (left) and Nicole Aiken-Pinnock captain of the Sunshine Girls (centre) presents the Sunshine Girls Calendar to Michael Jones Snr VP Corporate Human Resources at BNS, Yanique Forbes-Patrick VP Marketing Caribbean Central and Shelley Sykes-Coley Sponsorship Manager at the welcome home breakfast hosted for the Girls today.
Photo: Winston Ormsby General Manager of Petcom, Karen Anderson, Marva Bernard President of Netball Jamaica and Robert Clarke Group Chief Financial Officer, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica.
Kingston, Jamaica – April 28, 2015: The PCJ Group has boosted Netball Jamaica’s “Gold Rush Down Under” campaign with a $3 million sponsorship package to help underwrite the cost of the National Team’s preparation for the 2015 Netball World Cup.
The next generation of Sunshine Girls and Umpires graduated on Saturday at the Scotia Bank's Sports Club in Kingston. Sixteen netballers in the Scotia Bank's development programme who form the Under 14 squad graduated. In time, they will move on to the Under 16 and Under 21 squads and eventually to the Sunshine Girls senior squad. Nine junior umpires also graduated inclusive of eight females and one male, making it the largest group to graduate at the same time.
Photo from Fast Five (Getty Images)
With the issues of Chic V, financial struggles, new and inexperienced players, some seasoned players being out of this year’s squad the sunshine girls left the Island still very optimistic that they could have taken the top crown at the recently concluded Fast Five netball championship in Auckland New Zealand November 9-11.
When the curtains came down on the championship the Minneth Reynolds coached ladies could only manage a fourth place finish behind the world top three ranked nations.
Photo: From left - Nicole Dixon, Minister with responsibility for Sport the Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, Minneth Reynolds (coach), Vangelee Williams, President of Netball Jamaica, Marva Bernard,Molly Rhone of the International Netball Federation.
Netball Jamaica launched its 2015 World Netball Championship this morning at the Jamaica Olympic Association in Kingston. It is dubbed Gold Rush Down Under focusing on the fact the it will be held in Australia.