L&Y Oracabessa, Frazer's to battle for INSPORTS netball crown

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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The battle to crown the champions of the INSPORTS All-Island Community Netball competition will be staged tomorrow at the Leila Robinson Courts in Kingston.

It features L&Y Oracabessa of St Mary, battling St Catherine's Frazer's in a 4:00 pm thriller with $500,000 up for grabs.

Frazer's team captain Tasha-Kay Brown, said: “I am confident that our team will dominate in Sunday's (tomorrow's) final, our players are not worried by the opponent and what they will take to the table, as we are very passionate about the game and will win on Sunday.”

Frazer's team roster, led by goalattack Zola Thompson and goalshooter Julene Betty, is completed by wingattack Shakera Beckford, centre Janiel Green, along with wing defender Keisha-Gay Price, goaldefence Tasha-Kaye Brown and goalkeeper Kishana Gayle.

Oracabessa player Shantal Brown says she is expecting an entertaining final.

“We have completed most of our finishing touches and this final promises to be a nail-biting one, we are not worried about talk from our opponents, let the action count on court on Sunday,” she said.

Just like the football tournament, the community netball competition is geared towards using sport as an initiative for peace while uniting communities regardless of political persuasion.

The final will be preceded by the third-placed decider at 2:00 pm between Portland PYC and Summerfield of Clarendon.

Meantime, Andrew Hancel, media relations officer at the Institute of Sports, says all is in place for the grand affair.

“Based on the feedback coming out of the communities for the final and also third-placed play-offs we anticipate a large turnout. The supporters have already filled up their vehicles with fuel for the journey into Kingston on Sunday. Buses have been booked in advance and they are all raring to go.

“It is going to be a day of fun and excitement for all the teams… the dream of playing inside the National Stadium is historic already for them, and not to mention the dream of pocketing half-a-million dollars for your team and community,” he said.

The gate to the event is expected to open at noon.

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