Ladies learn quick

Young netballers got a quick lesson on the sport in Jamaica.

The Cayman Under-16 team returned home from Kingston yesterday after competing in the Jean Pierre memorial tournament.

The squad was in Jamaica since last Thursday and played a variety of games with tough results.

The girls played Trinidad and Barbados in the first games. Rain and grip on the court played a factor in those matches which Cayman would lose.

In addition the relative inexperience of the girls showed and coaches say the girls were at a psychological disadvantage.

From there the side played Jamaica on Sunday. The result was never in doubt as Jamaica is one of the top teams in the Caribbean. But the Cayman girls reportedly gave their all in the face of defeat.

The side then played on Tuesday before wrapping up their tour with a game against St. Lucia.

Coach and local player Lyneth Monteith was upbeat about Cayman’s performance.

‘The teams we faced were some of the best in the Caribbean and Jamaica has been defending champions of the competition for a long time.

‘The players gave 150 percent. We had crowd support and I was pleased with the outcome. The girls enjoyed themselves.’