Nothing has changed - Henry
Former Sunshine Girls co-head coach Sasher-Gaye Henry yesterday denied having met with Netball Jamaica (NJ) president Dr Paula Daley-Morris after her resignation and underlined that her decision to walk away remained in effect.
The impasse between NJ and Henry took another twist yesterday, with the coach releasing a statement to members of the media in which she outlined that she had not withdrawn her resignation, this after the NJ board voted to reject the coach's resignation late last week.
"I have not withdrawn my letter of resignation from my position of co-coach," Henry stated.
"I stand by my statement on May 17," she continued, referring to her original media release, in which she outlined the reasons behind her decision to quit her post.
In that media release, Henry pointed to personal needs and what she termed as continued professional weakness in the administration of the sport as her reasons to step aside.
Henry denied NJ's report, which stated that she met with Daley-Morris and that all parties were now moving forward.
"We are pleased to inform the public that all parties have agreed that what is most common among us is the love for netball and our unwavering commitment to netball to work together to move the sport forward. Given the above consensus, the board of directors has voted not to accept Miss Henry's resignation," NJ said.
However, Henry says that her position remains the same and that she has not withdrawn her resignation.
"Despite receiving a telephone call from the president of Netball Jamaica, I have not met with the president or the board. I advised the president that with my commitments, I would not be available to meet until after May 26," Henry stated.
"At the request of the board's Human Resources Committee Chair, I met with her and the first vice-president on the morning of May 16. The meeting was cordial and constructive. On that occasion, at my request, I was accompanied by Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, who agreed to be present at any other meeting I might have with Netball Jamaica," Henry's statement continued.
Henry, along with Marvette, Anderson led the Sunshine Girls to a bronze medal at the recent Commonwealth Games. Before that, she engineered a historic win at the Tami Johnson tournament in New Zealand and also won silver at the Fast5 World Series.