Local netball is gearing up for its new season and one side in transition is team Unity.
The squad has seen a big turnover of players over the offseason. In fact manager Faye Green is still looking for players to come on board for the 2011-2012 campaign.
“We have new faces as many girls have gone home on rollover,” Green said. “We’re looking to improve and we still need another team of girls to join. In particular we need more youth. We need younger players, that’s where we have to go. I’d encourage them to come join us for the opening march and walk with us.”
Unity had one victory between two squads over eight games in the 2010 open league, put on by the Cayman Islands Netball Association. Stats-wise there were little positives as the side scored a combined 167 points while allowing 657 points. On the court the side featured shooter Melissa Morris and Tanesha Scafe (both have left the island) in addition to Kerri Scarlett and captain Zanya Smith-Pinnock.
The 2011-2012 season is expected to start in December/early January with the traditional opening parade in late November. Much of the focus will be on Roma, who have won two straight national championships. Currently Unity is preparing for their opponents at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. Leading the side is head coach David Wilson and assistant coaches Milton Clarke and Wayne Fine.
Green states the coaching is in place to get results.
“We’ve been training at Truman Bodden the last couple of weeks. The coaches are all doing very good with the team right now. Milton is a great addition as he is former netball coach in Jamaica who brings experience. He’s looking to improve the side, just like the others.”