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Mc Intosh ready to continue as netball head

Mc Intosh ready to  continue as netball head


When the St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association (SVGNA) holds its annual general meeting on March 15 at the Thomas Saunders Secondary School, current president Doris Mc Intosh says she is “ready to continue.”

Mc Intosh, who returned to the presidency in 2016, taking over from Dellarice Duncan, told SEARCHLIGHT that part of her mandate and mission is to get St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) back on the netball world rankings.

“I have started a journey and I wish to complete that journey.”

Mc Intosh had worked tirelessly to have this country involved in international matches, a feat that was achieved last January with a tri-nation series in Grenada, along with St Lucia and the host.

It was the senior SVG team’s first international outing since the Americas Federation of Netball Associations tournament in St Lucia in 2010.

Mc Intosh envisaged that with four more matches needed to get the minimum eight matches to obtain a ranking, SVG should be in the top 10 by later this year.

Reflecting on the last two years of her tenure, Mc Intosh is dissatisfied with persons not availing themselves of opportunities to become internationally certified umpires.

She noted that despite having Joan Foster Baynes, as an advanced certified umpire and a trainer, SVG does not have an international umpire.

As a consequence, Mc In tosh lamented: “We have to pay exorbitant amounts of monies for an umpire at regional tournaments.”

Confident of her re-election, Mc Intosh projected that this would also be one area she and her new executive will address in the next two years.

Thursday’s agenda, apart from the crucial election of officers, includes the reading, amendments and adoption of the minutes of the last annual general meeting, the president’s report, a report from the committee of management, the treasurer’s report, along with a proposal to change the logo of the SVGNA.

Thursday’s meeting is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.(RT)