I am ready to take over says Henry


August 12, 2017
Sasher Gaye Henry

Interim coach of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls, Sasher-Gaye Henry, said she was ready to take over the head-coaching duties on a permanent basis if she is given the job by Netball Jamaica.

Henry, who has been an assistant coach of the Sunshine Girls team since 2016, was appointed interim coach of the national team along with Marvette Anderson, following the resignation of British-born Jermaine Allison-McCracken in July.

Henry and Anderson will be in charge of the Sunshine Girls team, who are currently preparing for this year's Fast5 Netball World Series, which will be held in Australia in October.

Henry, who is well respected among the Sunshine Girls senior players, told STAR Sports that she was ready to become the head coach if she is selected by Netball Jamaica.

"If the association sees it fit and they think that we are doing the right thing, then I will be there after December," said Henry, who is a former Sunshine Girls midcourt player.

"I am a part of the programme and I enjoy the coaching because it is a lot of hard work, and so I will see where it takes me," she said.


Henry added while she would love to become Sunshine Girls head coach, it is going to take a collective effort from everyone to move the team from fourth to number one in the world rankings.

"I have been doing this job, and so it is not about who is at the top, it's about working together for the betterment of the team," said Henry.

"It is about collaboration between coaches, and so it is not about me being the coach or the assistant coach, it is a team effort and teamwork if we are going to become the best team in the world," she said.

Continuing, Henry said: "I am here to give my best and to bring our country up to the top, along with the other coaches that are in the programme."

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