“You have received a start to continue netball and take on the world, make your mark in the world” wise words emphasized and addressed to the 13 and under netball festival participants at a closing ceremony from Sports Coordinator Mr. Trevor Shillingford. The event took place at the Portsmouth secondary school, the very venue with which the Dominican teams resided during the last week.
Mr. Shillingford congratulated the various teams and more so The Dominica National Team as they regained there title. He was very pleased with the level of play and holds high hopes for the future of netball in Dominica and also visiting island Anguilla. he believed that the tournament served its purpose of exposing athletes to netball at an early age and also the formation of strong bonds among participants.
The previously held Windward Islands Schools Games took a toll on not only finance but human resource and therefore the sports division couldn’t pursue other participating islands as aggressively. nevertheless the participation of the Anguillans made the tournament a success .
Various awards were given to deserving athletes and teams from performance in the tournament:
1st Place Team: Dominica National Team
2nd Place Team: Dominica Secondary Schools Team
3rd Place Team: Dominica Primary Schools Team
MVP Anguilla: Maeisha Minette
MVP Dominica Primary Schools: Tamisha Roberts
MVP Dominica Secondary Schools: Unique Powell
MVP Dominica National Team: Jarnilia Phillip
Best Defender: Tamisha Roberts
Best Center Court Player: Janilia Phillip
Top Shooter: Etheline Telemaque
Tournament MVP: Tamisha Roberts
Most Discipline Team: Anguilla