A replica of the Taini Jameson Trophy is now on its way from New Zealand to Netball Jamaica following the Sunshine Girls' victory at the recent quad series in New Zealand and their subsequent departure without the trophy.
Netball Jamaica president Dr Paula Daley-Morris told RJR Sports that Netball Jamaica and Netball New Zealand had an agreement in principle that the original trophy would remain in New Zealand and a replica would have been provided for the 2018 winners.
The Netball Jamaica boss added that the local governing body had no problem with the stance taken by Netball New Zealand. Meanwhile, when contacted by RJR Sports, president of the International Netball Federation, Jamaican Molly Rhone said the quad series was arranged between Netball Jamaica and Netball New Zealand, adding the INF would not have gotten involved with the tournament except to provide umpires.
Rhone added that the matter is now closed between both countries and that it would be inappropriate for the world governing body to reopen any dialogue on the subject. The replica trophy is expected to reach Jamaica within the next two weeks.