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SVG opts out of AFNA Tournament

SVG opts out of AFNA Tournament


St Vincent and the Grenadines has opted out of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) 2012 Senior Championships which began last Saturday, July 14 at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo, Trinidad and Tobago.{{more}}

President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association Dellarice Duncan indicated this last Thursday night at a Press Conference at the VIP Lounge at the E.T. Joshua Airport, at a welcome ceremony for the victorious Under-23 Netball team.

Duncan, however, asked the present Under-23 players to continue training, as they will be part of the senior set-up in the future.

The United States, Canada, Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, St Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica and host Trinidad and Tobago are competing for top honours at the 2012 AFNA Championships.

Teams are using the tournament to improve their world netball ranking, as well as qualification for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Trinidad and Tobago won the 2010 tournament, which was staged in St Lucia. Jamaica, the highest ranked Caribbean team, at number four in the world, was absent at the last tournament, but is strong favourite to take the top spot.

St Vincent and Grenadines played in the 2010 AFNA tournament and placed fifth out of the six teams which participated.

The lone win for the Vincentians then was a 53-50 over Canada.

In 2010, the participating teams were St Lucia, Barbados, Canada, USA, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. (RT)