Bajan glory is Easter top priority

Some of Cayman’s brightest netball
talents are set to do the country proud shortly.

Last week the Cayman Islands Under-16
national team was named by the Cayman Islands Netball Association.

The squad is slated to travel to Barbados to compete in the Barbados schools netball tournament.
The competition features mostly middle schools on the island with a few
regional teams like Cayman being invited.

While the CARIFTA Games are going
on here the competition is expected to run that same Easter weekend of April

The local netball association named
the following young girls to Cayman’s national team:

Shanai Allen – New Horizons High School

Noviann McLean – New Horizons High School

Kadejah Bodden – New Horizons High School

Hannah Peralta – PACE High School

Tracey Hydes – PACE High School

Kristen Forbes – PACE High School

Sarah Hale – St. Ignatius High School

Kristina Watler – Cayman Prep and

Glennique Bodden – John Gray
High School

Rosemarie Wilson – John Gray
High School

Lexie Solomon – John Gray High School

Tovina Gilpin – John Gray High School

The girls, who have been training
for over a month, will be coached by Lyneth Monteith and Molly-Ann Moore.

Of the bunch Rosemarie Wilson and
Lexie Solomon are the more established names in netball and on the local sports
scene. Both girls are involved in basketball, having played for the various
youth leagues.

In netball both have major roles
with Rising Stars netball club. Wilson (who was named an all-star this season)
is usually a starting defender on the division one World Gym squad. Solomon is
normally a starting attacking player for the Money Gram team.

Both girls figure to be a crucial
in Barbados.
Wilson and Solomon were on the Cayman team that competed in the Jean Pierre U16
memorial tournament last April in Kingston,
Jamaica. Cayman
competed against Jamaican teams and a few regional sides from Trinidad,
Guyana and Barbados.

The Cayman team, which was the
first local U16 side to compete abroad since 2001, placed sixth overall with
its best game in a win over Guyana.

Wilson did quite
well in being named the most valuable player for the Cayman team and being voted
as one of the top 16 players at the tournament.