Kingston, 29 October 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated the Sunshine Girls who went down by one point to New Zealand in the Fast5 Netball World Series gold medal match in Melbourne, Australia on the weekend.
New Zealand managed to hold off a late surge by the Sunshine Girls to win 34-33.
Minister Grange congratulated the Sunshine Girls for “a very successful tournament in which they demonstrated the strength of Jamaica’s netball and represented our country well.”
Earlier in the tournament, Jamaica defeated New Zealand by a single point (23-22).
It’s the second successive year that the Sunshine Girls are taking home the silver medal from the Fast5 World Series. They went down to England in last year’s final.
“I know the Sunshine Girls prepared very hard for this tournament and I know they really wanted to take home the gold medal this year. But we can all be proud that they gave their best and will continue to give their all while representing our country. We must give them our full support. I offer congratulations to all the girls as well as the coaching and support teams of Netball Jamaica,” said Minister Grange.