Forbes confident of Netball Jamaica's role

December 16, 2017

President of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Dr Paula Daley-Morris will return unopposed to the post at today's highly anticipated Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Tricia Robinson will also return as first vice president of the association.

However, one of the biggest clashes at today's meeting will be between the incumbent Cora Ricketts, who is being challenged by former national player and captain Simone Forbes, for the post of second vice president.

Ricketts, who has been in the post for the past two years, said she welcomes the challenge of Forbes at today's AGM.

"It's a voluntary job and so I don't feel any way to be challenged by anybody," said Ricketts. "I am not surprised by this at all because nothing surprises me," she said.


Very optimistic


Ricketts added that she was very optimistic that she will retain the post today.

"If you are going in a competition, you are expecting to win, so that is my expectation," said Ricketts, "but win, lose or draw, will accept whatever the situation is at the end of the day."

On the other hand, Forbes, who is also set to go up for the post of director, said she has done a lot of work campaigning and it is now up to the members to decide.

"I am feeling optimistic," said Forbes. "The campaign has gone good because we have contacted quite a few persons. We have been on social media and we have contacted the clubs directly to let them know how we feel and what we intend to do," she said.

She added: "The individuals and teams that have contacted me, believes that I can strengthen the team and make a meaningful contribution and that's all I am focus on doing whether it's a director or a vice president because I am not hang on titles."

Meanwhile, Forbes will run against Wayne Shaw and Lionne Phinn for the two available director spots.

Shaw, who is the president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association, has been director for the past two years while Phinn is a vice president of the Businesshouse Basketball Association.

The AGM was originally scheduled for last Saturday, but was postponed. All paid up clubs and affiliates, as well as lifetime members are eligible to vote at today's AGM.

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