NSECCU sponsors JCF area netball competition

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July 29, 2016

The National Security Employee Co-operative Credit Union (NSECCU) is this year's sponsor of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Area Netball Competition, which is scheduled to start today at the Police National Sports Complex, Elleston Road, Kingston 2.

This year's competition will start at 1 p.m. with a dress parade and opening rally. The competition will be held in the memory of Woman Inspector Andrea Johnson, who was a stalwart in JCF sports. Inspector Johnson died tragically in December 2014.

The NSECCU's sponsorship is valued at $1,200,000 dollars. Chief Executive Officer of the NSECCU Osmond Broomfield shared that the credit union was honoured to support the competition, which has been dormant for the past five years because it had been without a title sponsor since 2011.

He also commended past Commissioner of Police Lucious Thomas, who sponsored the competition from 2007 to 2011.

The first netball team from the Jamaica Constabulary Force was formed in 1961. It was managed by Iris Tulloch, then inspector of police, who retired in 1990 as superintendent of police. The team became dormant for a while and was revitalised in 1978.

That year, they entered the Jamaica Netball Association competition (Junior League), under the captaincy of now retired Deputy Commissioner of Police Jevene Bent. The team won the uniform parade, a title held by the JCF for 19 years.

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