Watson set to net Glasgow gains

Sheynae Watson wants her passion for Cayman netball to be evident abroad.

Watson is a member of the national Under-21 team. Watson, 20, started playing netball at Savannah Primary School and states she is motivated to see team success in Scotland.

“Netball is one of my favourite sports that I love to play with passion,” Watson said. “I enjoy playing netball because you have to work with each other as a team to get the job done and not only one person gets recognized for the hard work they put into the game, but the team as a whole. It is also fun and you get to meet a lot of new people.”

The Cayman Islands Netball Association has its top juniors preparing for the World Youth Netball Championships in Glasgow, Scotland this August. The world championships, happening 22-31 August, take place every four years with the last event on the Cook Islands in 2009. Australia are the reigning champions and some 20 countries will be participating this year.

Watson is one of 15 girls on the roster, with 12 expected to make the trip to Glasgow. The other ladies are Alexis Carias, Kimberly David, Renee Lindo, Noviann McLean, Brittany Mobley, Hailee Robinson, Olivia Samuels, Charlotte Shepheard, Alexia Walton, Roxanne Walton, Aaliyah Webb, Martika Williams, Terry-Ann Williams and Rosemarie Wilson.

The team will be headed by national coach Gillian Lee, who has put the girls through training at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex netball courts since September.

Watson states netball has taught her much and she is eager to show national pride in Glasgow.

“The main personal quality that I have learnt so far is that you should always give it your best, no matter how hard it gets and never give up so easily. Hard work and training, a positive attitude, dedication, determination and positive motivation from coaches makes you a better player. Without these, you won’t make it far in sports or life.

“It will be a big accomplishment for me to represent my country because I get the chance to experience what it is like to play netball at an international level. For me, as an athlete, I’m very proud of myself to make it this far in sports.”

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