An array of colours will signal a new netball campaign in Cayman.
The Cayman Islands Netball Association annual opening uniform parade is slated for this Saturday, 3 November, from 4pm at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
Local schools will play a big part in the ceremony and technical director for Cayman netball Gillian Lee states she has been reaching out to them.
“I am attending all schools to help coach their netball teams,” Lee said. “I am meeting all the Physical Education teacher, netball coaches and more importantly, all the netballers in Cayman.
“All the players I have coached so far are enthusiastic and eager to learn more about netball and are having lots of fun while doing it. I’m looking forward to getting around to all the schools. Contact me at 923-2708 for enquiries.”
The march serves as the official start of the association’s 2012-2013 open league (which is the national women’s netball competition). Games begin on 15 November with All Stars, specifically the A squad with talents like Carolyn Vivian, coming in as the reigning national champions.
On Saturday, 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.
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.
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.