Sunshine Girls Retain Bronze Medal


By: Devon Anderson and Dwight Fraser

edit_sunshine_girls.jpgJamaican netballers "The Sunshine Girls" performed creditably at the just concluded world netball championships when they maintained their third place ranking by defeating England in a tight finish 53-52.

Earlier, in the tournament the girls won their zone to qualify for the semi-final with the big three Austrailia, New Zealand and England.

However, despite playing competitively against New Zealand in the semi-final The Sunshine Girls could not withstand the strong challenge from that country's "Silver Ferns" and succumbed to a 59-49 defeat.

The Connie Francis trained team then showed their mettle by defeating England to win the bronze.

Stand out goal shooter Romelda Aitken was voted the best new talent and Connie Francis the best upcoming coach. Yardflex sends hearty congratulations to the administrative staff and the team.

Meanwhile, Australia went on to defeat defending champions New Zealand for the gold.