UTech Knights, GC Foster College and Mico 'A' were crowned national parish champions after winning their respective finals in the JN Bank Parish Netball Championships at the Leila Robinson Courts on Sunday. The Surrey section had to be played indoors as rain meant no play was possible on the Leila Robinson Courts.
In the match between Mico 'A' and Skibo, it was Mico 'A' that was dominant on the day with a 33-20 win, becoming the first champions from the parish of Kingston. Shauna Jones had 22 goals from 29 attempts and Sasha Dixon 14 from 28.
GC Foster 'A' captured the St Catherine title with a 32-18 win over Rivoli. GC F 'A' held big leads throughout the contest with Gezelle Allison netting 19 goals from 27 attempts and captain Kesha Sturridge getting a perfect 13 from 13.
The highly-anticipated St. Andrew battle between UTech Knights and UWI Pelicans lived up to its billing. UTech took the early lead and were 31-26 up after the 3rd quarter, but the Pelicans posted a stern fightback to tie the game at 35 apiece midway the final quarter, before UTech pulled away for a 40-36 win at the end. National player Shanice Beckford did the bulk of the scoring forUTech with 36 goals from 40 attempts.
UTech Knights, Mico 'A', Rivoli United and GC Foster will now join Jamalco of Clarendon and Ocho Rios Diamonds of St Ann in the first round of the Major League competition to decide the national champions.