More details emerge about Henry's resignation

May 15, 2018
Former national captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock (left) while representing the Sunshine Girls in a match against Barbados at the National Indoor Sports Complex in July 2015.

While coach Sasher-Gaye Henry’s resignation may have come as a surprise to many people, it was not for a number of players on the senior national netball team, as they were reportedly made aware of the coach’s decision prior to the star of this year’s Quad Series, which was held in New Zealand in March.

Henry and Marvette Anderson were made co-coaches of the Sunshine Girls team following the resignation of Jermaine Allision-McCracken in July last year.

It is understood that Henry was upset that she was not part of the committee which selected the national team for the Quad Series and Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Sources close to the situation told STAR Sports that Henry was reportedly also upset that veteran defender Nicole Aiken-Pinnock was not selected for both championships.

It is also understood that Henry, who is also a former national player, told senior members of the Sunshine Girls team while in New Zealand, that she was going to vacate the post because she was not receiving the full support of Netball Jamaica.


STAR Sports understands that Henry had become very frustrated because she felt she was doing most of the work with the national side while receiving the same salary as Anderson.      

Henry, who is well respected by the players, played an instrumental role in the return of goal shooter Romelda Aiken after almost two years away from the national side.

It is also understood that Henry is scheduled to meet with the Netball Jamaica hierarchy later this week. 

Henry handed in her resignation last week, after she did not fill out a section of Netball Jamaica's Commonwealth Games team report form, which was handed to her following last month’s championships. The Sunshine Girls won the bronze medal at last month’s Commonwealth Games. 

Henry and Anderson also guided the Sunshine Girls to the silver medal at the World Fast5 Series in Australia in October last year.


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