Jamaica drawn in Group C for Youth Netball Cup
Jamaica has been drawn to play in Pool C for the International Netball federation Netball World Youth Cup 2017 next July in Gabarone, Botswana.
The championships, the first of its kind will feature 20 teams from all over the world competing, following regional qualifiers. The teams were drawn into four pools as follows:
The Jamaicans will play alongside the hosts, Cook Islands, Malaysia, Uganda.
Pool A features New Zealand; Sri Lanka; Scotland; Northern Ireland, and Samoa. Australia have been draw in Pool B alongside South Africa; Barbados; Zimbabwe, and Singapore. England are in Pool D with Fiji; Trinidad and Tobago; Grenada, and Wales.
INF President, the Honourable Molly Rhone, OJ, CD, thanked the Minister and the Government of Botswana for their support and commitment to the first ever Netball World Youth Cup and said:
“One of the key strategies for the International Netball Federation over the next four years is to ensure our audiences, fans, teams and broadcasters enjoy thrilling world class events. I have no doubt that Botswana will make this a truly spectacular event.”
She further added: “I am also certain this event will enthuse and inspire more young people to play our great sport and leave a lasting legacy, which will grow and develop netball and create an even further positive impact on many young people and their communities.”
The Draw was introduced by Tebogo LebotseSebego, President of Netball World Youth Cup hosts, Botswana Netball Association (BONA). She said:
“For BONA, the inspiration to host the Netball World Youth Cup came from the Cook Islands Games in 2009 when they hosted the World Championships. When we put in the bid, we knew that we were punching above our weight. But as a small nation with great ambitions, punching above our weight is our inspiration.
The Draw concluded with the unveiling by the INF President of the spectacular new Netball World Youth Cup trophy.