Fowler-Reid doubtful for Fast5

September 05, 2017

Jamaica Sunshine Girls Goal shooter Jhanielle Fowler-Reid is doubtful for the October 28-29 Fast5 World Netball Series in Melbourne, Australia, due to school commitment.

Sunshine Girls interim coach Sasher-Gaye Henry told STAR Sports that the Caribbean Championships and Fast5 World Netball Series will be held in the same month, a week apart, which could force Fowler-Reid to miss the tournament Down Under.

The Caribbean Championships, which was postponed last month, has been rescheduled for October 8-16 in St Lucia.

Fowler-Reid is a third-year student at The Mico University College, studying guidance and counselling.

"I am not sure but I know that she will be going to the Caribbean tournament," said Henry. "She is contemplating it because I know that there is a lot of issues with school and it is just a week apart between both tours.

"One finishes the 16th, and, for the other one, we leave on the 22nd, so she is trying to sort out her school commitments," Henry added.

Fowler-Reid, rated as one of the top goal shooters in the world, recently moved from the New Zealand ANZ Championships to the Australian Super League competition.

The big Jamaican led the Southern Steel to this year's title in New Zealand before signing a two-year contract with for the West Coast Fever, one of the top netball club teams in Australia, joining countrywomen Romelda Aiken and Kadie-Ann Dehaney Down Under.

The 27-year-old Fowler-Reid last represented the Sunshine Girls against England in the United Kingdom in November 2016.

The Sunshine Girls are already without Aiken, who will miss both tournaments due to unspecified reasons.

Aiken and Netball Jamaica were embroiled in a war of words after the player failed to make herself available for the Sunshine Girls' away series against New Zealand last September over a pay dispute.

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