Shaw shuns netball top post

October 19, 2017
Wayne Shaw

Admitting to have received numerous calls to challenge incumbent Paula Daley-Morris for the post of president of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Wayne Shaw has maintained that he has no interest in the post.

The annual general meeting of Netball Jamaica, which is held every two-years, is set for December 4.

Shaw, a director of NJ, told STAR Sports that he has been asked by many persons, including past national players, to challenge Daley-Morris.

"Every day, people have been calling me and I have been telling them, no, I am not interested in the post," said Shaw.

"I have been approached by people at the National Stadium whenever I go to Business House netball matches, but I am not interested in the post," he added.

Shaw is president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) and the Business House Football Association.

"I don't have the time because my first love is football. I am trying to sort out KSAFA right now, which is taking up a lot of my time, so I can't turn my attention to netball," he said.

"I will help in other ways but not as the president. If I become the head of a national association, I would have to give up my other things. I am not giving up my other things," Shaw said.

Netball Jamaica's constitution stipulates that in order to run for presidency, candidates must be a board member for two years.

Shaw, along with second vice-president Cora Ricketts, are the only other members of the board who can challenge Daley-Morris for the post in December.

The Daley-Morris administration has come under a lot pressure in recent times, especially after the Sunshine Girls' 1-1 draw against Barbados on home soil in May. This led to the resignation of head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken in July. She was appointed to the post in March.

Jamaica's Under-21 netball team also had a dismal showing at the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana, finishing fifth.

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