Ladies perfectly set for net glory

The weather may be cold now but netball is just heating up.

The Cayman Islands Netball Association open league (the national senior women’s competition) gets started tomorrow evening at 6pm.

All of the action is slated to take place at the netball courts at Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Play is expected to be split up into two sections in the form of the A division (for the more polished teams) and B division (for the novice clubs).

Some eight teams are slated to make up the first division with another four or five more sides in the second division.

Among the more notable squads in the mix are Storm Quik Cash netball club, Roma and AllStars.

Storm, under the auspices of local coach Errol Grey, fielded teams in both groups with Quik Cash A winning the division one regular season and knockout (playoff) title.

Quik Cash B meanwhile came up short of the division two crown in both the regular season and post-season though they are in good stead to win this year.

Roma are last year’s division one runner-ups after losing by four points to Storm in the finals. They are traditionally one of the three best clubs in all of local netball.

All Stars club is another traditional power that turned in another winning season last year.

News of the league starting this weekend comes after an U16 national team try-out was held on Monday at the Truman Bodden courts.

A handful of girls braved the cold for the session which is an effort to establish an U16 squad to compete in a tournament in Barbados at Easter.

For the record the national women’s league was slated to go off before the Christmas holidays after the annual opening parade. It was postponed for a number of various reasons.