JIS News

Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) are expected to come out in large numbers to support the Sunshine Girls, when the national netballers compete in a three-match series against the English squad in the UK next month.
The matches will be played on February 22 at the O2 Arena in London; the Sky Dome Arena in Coventry on February 24; and at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham on February 26.
Dubbed the ‘Rematch’, spectators can brace for a high-level performance by the Sunshine Girls against a spirited English squad, which is determined to avenge a one point loss against the Jamaicans for third place in the 2007 World Championships.
There has been keen rivalry between the Jamaican and English netball teams, which have split bronze medal honours, with never more than a single point between them, at the 2007 World Championship and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Interestingly the test series has been gaining momentum and the Jamaican High Commission in London has been disbursing match flyers throughout the UK, encouraging the Jamaican community to come out to support the Sunshine Girls. The team is scheduled to arrive in the UK on February 20.
Meanwhile, the Reggae Boyz will play the Nigerian ‘Super Eagles’ in a friendly match slated for the Millwall Football Stadium in London on February 11 and the Jamaican community is being encouraged to come out and support the national team.

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