ECCB/OECS U23 Netball Tournament Opens Saturday

In addition to Team St. Kitts, other squads will represent territories such as Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

St. Kitts will be vying to regain the title that they lost in 2010, after winning the previous year in 2009.

Manager of the St. Kitts U-23 Netball Team, Ms. Gillian Musgrave-Archibald, has told players on the local squad, that much is being expected of them, when they compete in this year’s tournament that begins here on the weekend.

Ms. Musgrave-Archibald was speaking at a public function last Saturday, 25th June, 2011, downtown Basseterre, during a promotional event, organized with the St. Kitts U-23 Team, by the Local netball association.

Musgrave, who is a former netball star, who in the 1970s led St. Kitts’ battle to win the Caribbean Championships, defeating the likes of Trinidad & Tobago, told the players, picked in the squad for the 2011 tournament, that a solid performance is required from the each of them.

She also said that she was confident that the players would secure the trophy for the host country.

While on their promotional tour through Basseterre on Saturday, the players encouraged members of the public to turn out in their large numbers, to provide full support for Team St. Kitts.

An official Opening Ceremony has been planned for 4:30pm, also on Saturday, with matches scheduled to start nightly, at 6:00pm. The 2011 competition will come to a climax on Wednesday 6th July.

The St. Kitts Team is being coached by Avonelle Julien.

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