East End finally nets triumph

Young girls are very much into
netball. Any doubt about that would be put to rest by watching the finals of
the primary school netball league.

The division championship games
took place Thursday afternoon at the netball courts at Truman Bodden Sports
Complex in George Town.

By day’s end three schools would
walk away with the most props to the delight of the various primary students
cheering them on.

In the A division, Prospect would
fight hard and take down West
Bay primary 8-7. In spite
of valiant defensive effort from Mikayla McLaughlin, West Bay
would let its narrow first half lead slip.

The B division would see an upset
of sorts in one of the tensest matches of the day. East End took down perennial
contenders George Town
7-4 in double overtime.

Finally West
Bay would suffer more heart-break as
the school lost the third place B league game to Savannah 2-1.

All of the various school
representatives were pleased with the effort and the play of the girls. Among
them was East End teacher and netball team
coach Ferene Sealy.

“It was great winning the title
because the girls were very enthusiastic,” Sealy said. “It’s great for the
school as well because it has been the first time we’ve won in a long time.”

Armed with the A league title Sealy
is focused on repeating the success next season.

“This year we really didn’t do as
much training as we would have liked. Basically we did what we could every so
often at lunchtime. But next year though we’ll fix that and we plan to win

Last week’s games come after all of
Cayman’s primary schools played through group stages before advancing to a
knock-out phase.

The top teams played for the
primary school netball league cup while the rest played for a consolation cup. Red Bay
won the latter prize last month.

Ronnie Roach of the Department of
Sports broke down how the competition took place.

“Games were played in two groups,”
Roach said. “The best four teams in each group went through to the league cup
while the others played for the consolation cup. For both cups the group A
teams took on the group B sides until there was a final four.”