Brittany Mobley hopes to show herself as a netball leader this summer.
Mobley is a member of the Cayman Islands national Under-21 team. Mobley, 19, was introduced to netball in year three of primary school by Andrea Singh and continued playing under her until the end of high school.
Mobley states she is motivated to lead her team to success in Scotland.
“Netball has pushed me to evolve leadership within myself,” Mobley said. “I have also picked up other skills, which include developing and displaying patience, understanding and discipline.
“It has also always pushed me to be strategic and showed me how to allow my mind to make things easier for me physically. As one of my coaches, Mrs Nicola Williams, says, “netball is 70 per cent mental and 30 per cent physical.”
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.
Mobley 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, Hailee Robinson, Olivia Samuels, Charlotte Shepheard, Alexia Walton, Roxanne Walton, Sheynae Watson, 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.
Mobley states she is eager to show national pride in Glasgow.
“I believe to represent your country in anything is a great honour and you should treat it as such. I take pride in these Islands and would be proud to represent them in Scotland.”