Simone Forbes upbeat after AGM defeat

December 21, 2017

Former national senior netball team captain Simone Forbes said she is proud of her achievements despite her failure to secure any of the two positions that she contested at Netball Jamaica's annual general meeting last Saturday.

Forbes, who retired from the sport in 2011, lost out in her bid for the post of second vice- president and director. She was beaten by Cora Ricketts 31-20 for the post of second vice-president.

The former Sunshine Girls goal attack also failed in her bid to secure one of the two directors' posts as she lost out to Wayne Shaw and Leonie Phinn.

Shaw, who is the president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association, tallied 56 votes ahead of Phinn's 37 and Forbes' 34.




Forbes told Star Sports that she tried her best and she is happy with her efforts despite the defeats.

"I am proud of myself and the fact that I went up and challenged them and that's how you get things done," said Forbes. "You can't just have people go unopposed for positions," she said.

"The members are tasked with the responsibility of electing members of the board. We had a lot of spoiled ballots but outside of that Mrs Ricketts and other two directors won," Forbes said.

"Congratulations to them because I think they will do a good job and they will continue doing a good job for netball in Jamaica," she said.

Forbes added that she will now continue her work in netball behind the scenes, where she helped to mentor a number of the country's promising young players.

"I will still play a part because I mentor quite a few players and if the association needs help with anything, once I can help, then I will assist," Forbes said.

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