Terry-Ann Hunter wants to take her netball skills to the next level this summer.
Hunter is a member of the Cayman Islands national Under-21 team. Hunter, 17, was introduced to netball after coming to Cayman and trying out for the national team.
Hunter states her passion for the sport has grown in a short time.
“There are many things I love about netball,” Hunter said. “But, the thing I love the most is that I can learn more about the sport from both my coach and other players on the team each time I play. Also there is the fact that I can get many different experiences. I have learnt how to work with and listen to others as a team.”
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.
Hunter 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, Sheynae Watson, Aaliyah Webb, Martika 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.
Hunter states she is eager to show national pride in Glasgow.
“I would love to represent the Cayman Islands in what I love to do best and promise to uphold the standards of myself, as well as my country, as this can be a great marketing opportunity for Cayman. This would be a mind blowing and rewarding experience.
“Netball has been a passion since I came to Cayman. However, the thoughts of playing internationally were beyond my wildest imagination. Over a couple of months, I have fully submerged myself in netball by putting my all in this sport. I know I am very capable of representing the country well so it would be a great experience.
“I would showcase all the skills of what an outstanding netball player I am, my sportsmanship and by doing so I could learn a lot of interesting things to bring back to Cayman and share with others.”