Waulgrovians reunion important - Rhone
International Netball Federation President Molly Rhone has expressed delight at the fact that Waulgrovians netball team members are staging a reunion of the club which was founded 47 years ago by Lester Sanford.
Among the week of activities is a Waulgrovians versus Jamaica Masters netball game, which will take the spotlight at the Leila Robinson Courts this evening, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Masters team will feature 1971 Jamaica team captain Vilma McDonald, 1967 team captain Avis Collins, and Joy Charles.
Among the members of the Waulgrovians team will be Marcia Hill, former captain Dorothy Lattery-Wilson, Marlene Moodie, and Elaine Mothersill.
"I do think the whole reunion is great. That's one of the advantages of a team sport. The friendships you make. You make lifetime friendships. I'm still friends with people I played against from different countries," Rhone told STAR Sports yesterday.
The former Jamaica captain added that she had made many such friendships during her own time as a player.
"I'm looking forward to seeing some of the girls because some of the girls played on the Jamaica team with me," she said.
Rhone also said it was commendable that the team was honouring its founder Lester Sanford who, at that time, was the only male netball team coach in the island.
"He was the only male coach at the time and he was trained by the one and only Leila Robinson," she said.