Government contributes J$6M to netball series

Kingston, 14 October 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has contributed J$6.35M to assist Netball Jamaica to host the Sunshine Series International Netball Tournament between Trinidad and Tobago’s Calypso Girls and Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls taking place between October 14 and 22, 2021.

Minister Grange said: “It is with pleasure that I announce the Government’s contribution to the staging of the Series. The matches, we feel, will be beneficial to the preparation of the Sunshine Girls for next year’s Commonwealth Games since the national netball team has not played an International Game since January 2020 when they placed second to New Zealand in the Nations Cup."

The funding comes through Sports Development Foundation and Independence Park Limited along with the Ministry’s Sport Policy Development & Monitoring Branch. SDF has provided J$1M while IPL is providing the venue, the National Indoor Sports Centre, free of cost at a value of J$5.5M.

The Sunshine Girls play the Calypso Girls on Saturday, October 16; Monday, October 18; and October 22.

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It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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