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Sunshine Girls

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  2
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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.

 |  Written by Dwayne Richards  |  0
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Photo: Jamaican goal attack Shanice Beckford in full flight. Looking on is centre Paula Thompson. (file photo)

Heavy favourites Jamaica struggled to get past underdogs Malawi in their final second round match on Thursday night (local time) edging the contest 62-61 to set up a semi-final matchup with hosts Australia.

The Sunshine Girls seemed to be in control of the game up to the half time break winning the first quarter 19-13 and the second quarter 19-16 for a first half lead of 38-29.

 |  Written by Dwayne Richards  |  0
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Photo: Sunshine Girls huddle (file photo)

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls succumbed to tournament favourites, the New Zealand Silver Ferns 55-48 on Tuesday, as action got underway in the second round of the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

Jamaica held a vital three goal half time lead at 27-24 but was unable to resist the second half onslaught of the former champs in a fiercely contested match.

 |  Written by Dwayne Richards  |  0
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Photo: Sunshine Girls -(File photo)

Jamaica rebounded from a gut wrenching loss to rivals England when they stopped Scotland 71-24 on Monday, while shooting at an unerring accuracy of 93% in a totally dominating performance.

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid (59/62) set the tone on offence in the first quarter as she hit all 13 goals from 13 attempts as the Sunshine Girls led 13-6 at the first break on the back of 100% accuracy.

 |  Written by Dwayne Richards  |  0
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Photo: Sunshine Girls defender Stacian Facey (file photo)

Jamaica is on a mission in Australia at the Netball World Cup. That is to win gold. Called “Gold Rush Down Under” the mission is to break the strangle hold of the top two, hosts Australia and their near neighbours New Zealand, over the top spot in netball.

The opening game against Samoa showed just how serious the Sunshine Girls are as they crushed their opponents 90-44 in the first game of Pool B on Thursday night local time, to record the highest team score and the largest margin of victory on Day 1.

 |  Written by Dwayne Richards  |  0
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Photo: Sunshine Girls goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid makes a brilliant one handed grab for her team during game one of the three game series against Barbados. Fowler-Reid scored 35/52 as Jamaica ran out easy 30 points winners on Friday night.

Jamaica’s senior netball team, the Sunshine Girls, yesterday swept aside Caribbean neighbours Barbados 52-22 in game one of their three match series, inside the National Indoor Centre in Kingston Jamaica, as both teams make their final preparations for the Netball World Championships to be played in Australia next month.

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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.

 |  Written by Anonymous (not verified)  |  0
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Photo: Sunshine Girls at Sigma

Kingston Jamaica: For the first time ever, Jamaica’s senior netball squad, the Sunshine Girls, will lace up spikes and participate in a sprint relay at the Gibson McCook Relays on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the National Stadium.

The squad will field a team for the 4 X 400m Invitational Relay as part of an overall training program to improve their on-court fitness for this year’s Netball World Cup, which will be held in Sydney, Australia in August.

 |  Written by Dwayne Richards  |  0
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The Sunshine Girls produced a virtuoso fourth quarter performance at both ends of the court to score a resounding 10 points win over arch rivals England, to clinch their three game netball Test Series 2-1 at the National Indoor Centre in Kingston Jamaica on Tuesday night.

The electric atmosphere inside the arena before tip-off told a story of high anticipation from the fans who filled the facility.