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The Jamaica national netball team, commonly known as the Sunshine Girls, represent Jamaica in international netball competition. Netball is not only the number one women's sport in Jamaica but also the number one team sport in the island, based on World Rankings and recent history and the majority of the schools in Jamaica participate. Netball receives full media coverage on television, radio and in newspapers but does not get as much coverage as less successful team sports such as football and cricket. Jamaica were coached by former representative Oberon Pitterson, and captained by midcourt veteran Nadine Bryan up to the end of 2013. However, a Technical Director (Jill McIntosh) and new coach (Minneth Reynolds), were appointed in early 2014. As of 1 July 2020, Jamaica are fourth in the INF World Rankings. The senior Jamaican netball team is widely known as the Sunshine Girls, the Jamaican Fast 5 netball team is known as Jamaica Fast5 or the FAST5 Girls.

History

Netball in Jamaican schools started in 1909. In 1959, the Jamaica Netball Association was formed and affiliated with the West Indies Netball Board. Jamaica was invited to compete at the 1959 West Indies Tournament held in August in Montserrat.
Since their debut international game in 1959, the Sunshine Girls have participated in every INF Netball World Cup, never finishing below sixth. Jamaica placed third in three World Championships â€“ in 1991, 2003 and 2007. They have played in all six Commonwealth Games netball events to date, winning a bronze medal in 2002 in Manchester, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland and 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Pitterson was appointed the new head coach for the Sunshine Girls at the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore. Longstanding captain Simone Forbes did not attend the World Championships after testing positive the banned substance Clomiphene and was replaced by Nadine Bryan. Forbes subsequently retired, ending her illustrious career. After failing to medal in 2011, some of the experienced players on the squad decided to take a break from the national team, while Althea Byfield chose to retire, as they had grown disgruntled with embattled coach Pitterson. Malysha Kelly & Romelda Aiken took over co-captaining duties at the 2013 Fast5 tournament and Kelly continued to captain the team in the first half of 2014. Nicole Aiken-Pinnock took over as captain ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and also captained them at the 2015 Netball World Cup. The team has since won bronze medals in both the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, with the latter medal having been won against two-time gold medallists New Zealand.

Players

Current squad

The current squad was selected for the 2019 Netball World Cup.

Notable past players

  • Connie Francis
  • Elaine Davis
  • Simone Forbes
  • Carla Borrego
  • Oberon Pitterson

Most-capped Jamaican netballers

{ Name
bgcolor=black style="color:yellow; width:100px" Test Caps
bgcolor=black style="color:yellow; width:200px" Test Team Years
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Nadine Bryan 159 1996–2014
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Oberon Pitterson 120+ 1988–2006
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Connie Francis 120+ 1985–1999, 2003
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Georgia Gordon 110 1994–2005, 2010
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Simone Forbes 102 2000–2011
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Elaine Davis 91 1995–2007
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Nichala Gibson 79 2000–2009
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Kasey Evering 78 2002–2011, 2012, 2014
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Nicole Aiken-Pinnock 78 2005–2011, 2014–present
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Sasher-Gaye Henry 75 1996–1997, 2006–2011, 2014–2015
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Romelda Aiken 74 2005–present
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Competitive history

{ class=wikitable style="text-align:center; font-size:90%"
! colspan=4 style=background:#ABCDEF Netball World Cup
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! width=50 style=background:gainsboro Year
! width=200 style=background:gainsboro Championship
! width=200 style=background:gainsboro Location
! width=100 style=background:gainsboro Placing
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1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England
5th
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1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia
6th
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1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica
4th
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1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand
5th
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1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
5th
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1983 6th World Championships Singapore
5th
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1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland
5th
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1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia
bgcolor=#CC9966 3rd
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1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England
5th
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1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand
4th
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2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica
bgcolor=#CC9966 3rd
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2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand
bgcolor=#CC9966 File:Med 3.png 3rd
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2011 13th World Championships Singapore
4th
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2015 14th World Cup Sydney, Australia
4th
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2019 15th World Cup Liverpool, England
5th
{ class=wikitable style="text-align:center; font-size:90%"
! colspan=5 style=background:#ABCDEF Netball at the Commonwealth Games
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! width=50 style=background:gainsboro Year
! width=115 style=background:gainsboro Games
! width=80 style=background:gainsboro Event
! width=200 style=background:gainsboro Location
! width=100 style=background:gainsboro Placing
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1998 XVI Games 1st Netball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4th
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2002 XVII Games 2nd Netball Manchester, England
bgcolor=#CC9966 File:Med 3.png 3rd
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2006 XVIII Games 3rd Netball Melbourne, Australia
4th
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2010 XIX Games 4th Netball Delhi, India
4th
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2014 XX Games 5th Netball Glasgow, Scotland
bgcolor=#CC9966 File:Med 3.png 3rd
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2018 XXI Games 6th Netball Gold Coast, Australia bgcolor=#CC9966 File:Med 3.png 3rd
{ class=wikitable style="text-align:center; font-size:90%"
! colspan=4 style=background:#ABCDEF Fast5 World Netball Series (formerly Fastnet)
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! width=50 style=background:gainsboro Year
! width=200 style=background:gainsboro Tournament
! width=200 style=background:gainsboro Location
! width=100 style=background:gainsboro Placing
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2009 1st World Series Manchester, England
bgcolor=silver File:Med 2.png 2nd
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2010 2nd World Series Liverpool, England
bgcolor=#CC9966 File:Med 3.png 3rd
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2011 3rd World Series Liverpool, England
4th
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2012 4th World Series Auckland, New Zealand
4th
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2013 5th World Series Auckland, New Zealand
bgcolor=#CC9966 File:Med 3.png 3rd
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2014 6th World Series Auckland, New Zealand
4th
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2016 7th World Series Melbourne, Australia
5th
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2017 8th World Series Melbourne, Australia
bgcolor=silver File:Med 2.png 2nd

Kit suppliers

Jamaica's kits are currently supplied by Gilbert.

See also

  • CWG 2002 Results
  • CWG 2006 SSG Roster
  • Jamaican netball players

External links

  • Sunshine Girls Squad
  • SSG at NWC

Category:National netball teams of the Americas
Category:Netball in Jamaica
 
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