Fowler-Reid back for Sun­shine Girls

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Ray­mond Gra­ham Gleaner Writer

AF­TER DIS­MAL per­for­mances in their past two over­seas as­sign­ments in New Zealand and Aus­tralia, Ja­maica’s Sun­shine Girls will be hop­ing to re­deem them­selves when they de­part the is­land later this month to take on world No. 3 Eng­land in a three­Test se­ries in Eng­land.

Ranked at No. 4, the Sun­shine Girls will be hop­ing for bet­ter per­for­mances on this trip, and yes­ter­day, Net­ball Ja­maica re­leased the names of 12 play­ers, headed by the very ex­pe­ri­enced Jhaniele Fowler-Reid. Fowler-Reid, who missed the past two over­seas as­sign­ments, has been drafted to shore up the shoot­ing area. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing her will be Shan­tal Slater, Shan­ice Beck­ford, and Hasana Wil­liams.

Vet­eran Paula Thomp­son has been called out of re­tire­ment to strengthen the cen­tre court, where she will be sup­ported by Khadi­jah Wil­liams, Adean Thomas, and Car­lalee Tin­gling.

In de­fence, there will be the vastly ex­pe­ri­enced duo of Malysha Kelly and Van­gelee Wil­liams, along­side Sta­cian Facey and Sham­era Ster­ling.

Ja­maica Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Dr Paula Da­ley-Mor­ris has ex­pressed her sat­is­fac­tion with the squad se­lected.

“We do have a stronger and well-rounded unit from that which went to New Zealand. We are happy to have Fowler-Reid back in the squad, and with her ex­pe­ri­ence, we ex­pect bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion with Slater and Beck­ford. We had some prob­lems in the cen­tre court, and this time around we ex­pect bet­ter re­sults than in New Zealand,” said Da­ley-Mor­ris.

The squad will de­part the is­land on Novem­ber 23 and will re­turn on De­cem­ber 5.

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