Cayman’s national netball competition will soon gets its usual colourful start.
The Cayman Islands Netball Association annual opening uniform parade is slated for next Saturday, 4 November, from 4pm at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The march serves as the official start of the association’s 2012-2013 open league (which is the national women’s netball event).
Technical director for Cayman netball Gillian Lee states she is looking forward to the parade.
“I am really looking forward to the event,” Lee said. “I have never been to a uniform parade so it will be great to be a part of Caribbean culture.
“We, in the association, are inviting all to come and enjoy the spectacle. There will be a parade and netball matches to view.”
Many eyes will be on Unity netball club, which won both of the adult categories in last year’s parade. Unity dazzled in their red and black Flames kits, earning cheques and gas vouchers.
Unity finished ahead of All Stars, who sported a hip green and pink uniform along with a separate dark blue and light blue kit and Rising Stars, in their traditional mix of orange and white as well as red and white kits.
Club founder and team manager Faye Green states Unity needs more community support to retain their titles.
“We have a team but we need sponsors,” Green said. “The fees are very high this year. We have the girls but we need some one to sponsor them for sneakers and things like that. Any amount would do, call 328-6681 and we’d use the company logo on our tops.”
The other big winners in 2011 were schools in Red Bay Primary and John Gray High. Red Bay, in their star-studded maroon skirts and white tops, were the Under-9 and Under-11 category winners ahead of 2010 champions George Town Primary, who were sponsored by Sagicor and donned sharp blue, white and black uniforms.
East End Primary, with their yellow, baby blue and dark blue kits and yellow pompoms, was third in the U9 segment while Savannah Primary, donning yellow and blue attire, came third in the U11 group.
John Gray had the top three teams in the U14 and U16 sections. The Blazers, sporting red floral tops and red pompoms, were first in the U14 category while the Tigers were fully clad in purple. All of the winning squads performed some form of dance routine.