Tinglin itching to play for senior girls

November 29, 2016
@Normal:Members of Jamaica's senior netball team, the Sunshine Girls (left to right) Shanice Beckford, Hasana Williams, Carlalee Tinglin, Shamera Sterling, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, Stacian Facey, Adean Thomas and Khadijah Williams ahead of their departure to England for a three-Test series.

New Sunshine Girl Carlalee Tinglin, while relishing what she calls a "dream come true" will be hoping to challenge her senior team-mates for a starting berth in their three Test series against England, starting today.

"I have always had this dream. Didn't know it would come so early, though, but the Lord knows best. I just got to do what I got to do," the 18-year-old University of the West Indies student told STAR SPORTS.

She maintains a zeal for training hard with the team, while hoping that they can beat the higher ranked England at home.

"I am ready. Of course Jamaica can beat England. I have teammates that are better than me, as they say I am the rookie in the team, so I might not start, but I am just working to earn my place in the team," she continued.

On this tour, Tinglin hopes to gather enough experience to help her Under-21 to victory next year.

"I hope to take away the experience and moving on to the Under-21 tour coming up next year, and I hope I can bring back gold and win the championship," she reasoned, noting that she is a big fan of former Sunshine Girls star Simone Forbes.

"I love Simone Forbes and I am not a goal attack. My parents are overwhelmed for me, being that I am 18, so I just have to go out there and show I am a Sunshine Girl," added the versatile centre and wing-attack player.

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