Local bragging rights up for grabs
The Bermuda Netball Association will follow up last weekend’s All-star matches with its annual Zone Netball Weekend today, featuring players selected to the East, Central and West zone teams based on where they live.
Again, the day will see under-12, under-16 and Senior matches starting at 2pm at Bernard Park. Coaches will also be paired with the teams based on their area of residence.
“These matches always prove to be extremely competitive and entertaining, as players that usually play on the same team find themselves competing against each other for bragging rights,” said Kimale Evans, president of the Bermuda Netball Association.
These matches will also give the national programme selection committee the opportunity to scout potential players that may not currently be involved, as they continue to build training squads for Under-16, Under-19 and Seniors.
The senior national squad are preparing for the AFNA 2018 Netball World Cup qualifiers being held in Barbados in August and the Under-16s and Under-19s are looking to enter the Jean Pierre Tournament and the USANA/Canada Developmental Under-19 series.
“We welcome coaches, both past and present, looking to impart their knowledge and work with a team in taking netball to the next level to apply by submitting their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org,” Evans added.
The Under-16s will play their zone match at 3.30pm before the Seniors take to the Bernard Park court at 5.
East (coach Zariah Amory): Sanaa Berkeley, Paisley Garside, Carleigh Rodney, Kari Virgil, Amaya Pierre, Imara Richardson, Deontae Scott, J’Zari Zuill-Dillas, Ashley Burrows, Jerziyae Fubler.
Central (coach Merle Parfitt): Jayla Peets, Katiah Rogers, Malaysia Roberts, Ra’eesah Robinson, Jamir Hatherley, Nevaek Barclay, Khylie Smith, Sydney Santos, Dayla Richards, Cyanna Peirera.
West (coach Nabiilah Nasir): Simoa Rudo, A’Migh Moore, JaShay Talbot, C’aja Steede, Amaya Burt, Sherne McQueen, Caelyn McCarg, Sanaa Grant, Cammie Mills, Eliyah Seon.
East (coach Gina Benjamin) Rhiannon Higgins, Deasia Symonds, Cassidy Lathan, Ice’ces Jackson, Nisaiah Berkeley, Ruhkshana Sureshkumar, Arianna Sabir, Seraiah Richards
Central (coach Chanae Burgess): Rae’Chelle Webster, Coriah Simmons, Kesay Bell, Kisaye Bell, Alexcie Burrows, Azari Easton, Amara Richards, Sienna Woolridge
West (coach Tahkeesha Welch): Zy-Lai Smith, Gabby Romaine, Davita Githinji, Sarai Butterfield, Tanzania Thomas, Kacey McGowan, Kemiyah Butterfield, Anisa Seon.
East (coach Chaquita Simmons): Tia Burrows, Jada Richards, Samaiya Ming, Keiasa DeSilva, Maya Sanders, Lyndsay Ford, Arkeita Fubler, Keizhari Knight, Cheyenne McCallan, Shelby Madeiros, Jean Pierre.
Central (coach Jean Charles): Frances Parkes, Milun Dunlop, Camryn Swan, Zariah Amory, Nafisa Robinson, Sonja Townsend, Danielle Raynor, Nyisha Saunders, Chelzea Somner, Kandrea Romaine, Candace Paynter, April Jackson.
West (coach Debra Saltus): Yvonna Osborne, Anna Bruce-Smith, Nikita Trott, M’Keerah Moore, Zakiyah Durham, Debre Evans, Ebonie Cox, Ayanna Wolffe, Soleil Nisbett, Antionay Tankard, Nandi Woods, Allison Outerbridge.
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