Kelly focus on pro career

November 19, 2015
Malysha Kelly

Malysha Kelly says she is excited about joining Manchester Thunder in the English top-flight netball competition, the Superleague, and will focus on her development and on becoming a top professional.

The 25-year-old defender became the third Jamaican to be signed this season after Shanice Beckford and Nicole Dixon were also offered contracts.


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Kelly, who did not make Jamaica's final squad to the World Cup in Australia in August, mainly due to injury, will resign from her position at Scotiabank to concentrate on playing professionally.

"I am excited, as I will be moving to a new country for six months. But I love netball and this is something that I am looking to do, so the excitement scares me. I was working at Scotia, but I have chosen netball over this career, so I will focus on netball.

"Now that I am able to focus on just netball, I want to take it a step further in terms of development and becoming a better professional. I hope that I will be able to bring something new to the (Sunshine Girls) team and also inspire other girls playing overseas" she said.

Knowing that Shanice and Nicole are there is also somewhat comforting. "It's some comfort knowing they are there. They are not near and I will not get to see them as much. But I also have a friend, Vanessa Walker, whom I played with in my under-21 days. She plays for another team," she added.. .

Manchester Thunder are six-time Netball Performance League (NPL) winners, 2012 Fastnet champions and 2012 & 2014 Superleague champion.

- L.S.

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