The Sunshine Girls team will travel with only a head coach to the upcoming Quad Series in England as Netball Jamaica is yet to appoint an assistant coach. Former national player Connie Francis was appointed head coach of the Sunshine Girls team in October of last year when she took over from Marvette Anderson, whose contract was not renewed.
However, Francis is not overly worried that the local governing body has not filled the assistant coach position which had been occupied by Winston Nevers up to last October. Netball Jamaica's first vice president Trecia Robinson says the board is working to sort out the situation in due course.
Meanwhile, Jhaniele Fowler has been reappointed captain of the Sunshine Girls team while Nicole Dixon has taken over as the new vice-captain after Vangelee Williams took a one year break from the sport.
And in five days’ time, the Sunshine girls will open their 2020 campaign when they compete at the 4-nation Vitality Netball Cup in England. With hopes of erasing a disappointing 2019 season, the Sunshine Girls will have their first challenge on Sunday when they take on tough competitors South Africa.
The Vitality Netball Nations Cup 2020 Quad Series will run from January 19-26. This series will also feature New Zealand, South Africa and host nation England.