Shooting to JA

The Cayman Islands Netball Association is sending Cayman’s best youth players to Jamaica tomorrow.

The Under-16 netball squad has been given the opportunity to compete in the Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre tournament this week in Jamaica.

It will be held at the National Stadium in Kingston from tomorrow until Thursday of next week. The competition will have a multi-cultural focus as teams from different Caribbean countries will be attending.

‘By participating in this competition, our youths will be exposed to various skills and techniques employed by the countries represented,’ said enthusiastic CINA Secretary Norma Ferryman.

‘The experience that will be gained from this tournament will not only improve the standard of play but will also aid in the development of a better appreciation of the greatest female game.’

Students from Cayman Brac High School, Cayman Prep High School, St. Ignatius High School, John Gray High School and the George Hicks schools will be participating in this netball tournament.

Many of the students are also regular players on local netball clubs.

Currently the team is rigorously planning and preparing for the event. The side has been practising since February and intensified their efforts over the Easter break.

‘This is a momentous event in their career,’ Ferryman said. ‘They are the Cayman Islands’ future netball role models.’