Scotiabank fêtes Under-16 netballers
Netball Jamaica and sponsors Scotiabank on Sunday fêted the National Under 16 team prior to their leaving for Barbados for the Jean Pierre Caribbean Championships later this week.
The team and management attended church before a function at the Netball House in Kingston.
Scotiabank presented the team with warm-up gear, water bottles, rags, and bags as well as match gear.
Scotiabank sponsorship manager, Shelley Sykes-Coley, said that her company continues to support netball as it helps to develop well-rounded individuals. She added that Scotiabank was solidly behind the team as Netball Jamaica develops the sport in Jamaica.
Netball Jamaica president, Dr. Paula Daley-Morris, lauded her team for their preparation for the championship and reminded them that they follow a very successful tradition of winning the championship, having claimed the title 10 times before.
Head coach Marvette Anderson was upbeat about the team's chances of winning the championship again, as they did the last time they competed in 2014.
She admitted that the preparation time was short, but said that it was intensive and that the team was still expected to come away with the important trophies.
Captain Abigale Sutherland, who plays centre, was confident that her team can bring home the overall championship trophy.
Squad: Lori Daley, Christal Holness, Zandria Cohen, Kamia Daley, Denay Thomas, Britney-Ann Elliott, Felicia Smith, Latanya Wilson, Shadine Bartley, Kimone Shaw, Abigale Sutherland, and Brittany Morgan.