Rural, urban netballers on show at GC Foster
GLENDON ‘ADMIRAL’ Bailey is the new head coach of struggling Red Stripe Premier League Club Waterhouse. In a release yesterday, the club said they had parted ways with Martvin Tate ‘on mutual agreement.’
Donovan White, president of Waterhouse FC said: “These are tough times in football and resources are extremely scarce, therefore, we must be efficient and effective in utilising the support we do have from our committed sponsors and fans by delivering consistent performances and positive results. Our team, while extremely talented, has struggled with leadership, consistency, and discipline on and off the field.”
Bailey, a former Tivoli Gardens and Arnett Gardens coach, has several titles to his credit including two two National Premier crowns.
The other members of the new Waterhouse football staff are Curtis Hamilton, assistant coach; Leighton Murray, goalkeeper coach. The team manager is Keith Sailsman.
Tate is out after 13 games into the 2016-17 season. Waterhouse have struggled under the former Village United coach and sit second from bottom with 11 points, four more than last place Boys’ Town and two adrift of promoted teams Maverley/Hughenden and Jamalco. They have won just three of their 13 matches while losing eight.
Last season Waterhouse escaped relegation on the final day of the season, thanks to victory over Boys’ Town. HISTORY WILL be created at the G.C. Foster College today as for the first time both the rural and urban schoolgirls’ netball semi-finals will be played on the same day and at the same venue.
Junior rural action begins at 9:30 a.m. with Holmwood Technical facing Manchester High before defending champions Denbigh High oppose first-time semi-finalists St Thomas Technical.
Many-time champions Holmwood will be seeking another final berth among the seniors. They tackle Manchester High at 11:30 a.m. The team got a scare in their quarter-final match against Glenmuir winning 38-37. They will have to improve on that performance if they hope to advance as they will be up against a confident Manchester High team that blew away Thompson Town 46-19.
Denbigh will start as the big favourites to advance to the senior final when they battle Knox at 12:30 p.m. They were easy 52-10 winners over Herbert Morrison Technical, while Knox edged Anchovy High 31-27.
In the urban semi-finals, junior champions, Gaynstead High will face Norman Manley High at 1:30 p.m. before Queen’s face Camperdown at 2:30 p.m.
Defending Senior champions Camperdown and Excelsior, who suffered their first defeat this season against Queen’s at the same venue last Thursday, will meet in a high power senior semifinal at 3:30 p.m.
Former champions Queen’s and Gaynstead will close the day’s proceedings when they meet in the second semi-final at 4:30 p.m.