Rose must bloom now

Next Thursday Cayman sees some of
brightest netball talents travel to Barbados.

There the club takes on some of the
best squads on the island over the weekend of 9-11 April  (the competition was originally set for
Easter).

A throng of young girls will
constitute the U16 girls’ national team. Most of them hail from the middle
schools of New Horizons and Pace High.

Among the U16 girls is Rosemarie
Wilson, representing John Gray High along with three others, who is on her second
stint with the squad.

Recently Wilson, 15, was one of the young women named
an All Star in the first annual Cayman Islands Netball Association All Star
Game. Joining her was fellow U16 stand-out Lexie Solomon.

With her excellent play on her
first outing to Jamaica (in
the Jean Pierre U16 memorial tournament), Cayman coach Molly-Ann Moore feels Wilson is the key to
success.

“At this stage Rose is basically
our number one player, especially with her play last year,” Moore said. “It’s safe to say the team will
rely on Rose as she is surrounded by some fairly young and inexperienced
players.

“The girls that went to Jamaica
really improved and showed getting our young talents off the island is the best
way to improve them. The biggest example of that is Rose, who can play against
anyone now.”

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