Henry, Anderson should be full time coaches - Campbell

August 17, 2017
Sasher-Gaye Henry
Marvette Anderson


Outspoken netball coach Sylvester Campbell says Netball Jamaica should appoint Sasher-Gaye Henry and Marvette Anderson as full-time coaches of the national senior team.

Henry and Anderson were appointed interim coaches of the Sunshine Girls team until the end of this year, following the resignation of British-born Jermaine Allison-McCracken on July 31.

"I think this is their moment, just as how Jermaine and others got their time," Campbell said. "They have shown another level that they are good enough, so let's just see what they do at the top now," he said. "We have to exposure them, you have to push people, you have to encourage people, but the only thing is that they will need guidance from somebody that is technically good," he said.

He added: "They are willing to work and these are listening people. So this is their moment and so they just have to be guided," Campbell stated.


Proposed terms


Allison-McCracken, who was appointed in April, resigned on July 31 after Netball Jamaica failed to agree to terms she had requested in order to remain on the job.

One of those terms included the removal of Henry from her position. However, Netball Jamaica voted unanimously to reject the proposed terms and accepted the resignation of the head coach.

Campbell added that Henry and Anderson will need the full support from Netball Jamaica for them to be successful with the national side. "As it is now, Marvette and Sasher-Gaye are there, so let us see how this works out and let us give them a chance," said Campbell.

"Let us give a local coach the chance because that is the only reason for equipping our local coaches for them to be able at some point to take over (the national team)," Campbell said.

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

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