The Bermuda Netball Association held a Senior League makeup match at the Bernard Park that produced 76 goals on the evening.
It was a see saw battle between Storm Lightning and Storm Thunder. The older of the two teams Lightning led the first two quarters with their skill and experience. Thunder not to be outdone soon used their fitness to outscore Lightning winning by 8 by a score of 42 – 34.
The Storm Thunder got 21 goals from both MVP Kaamilah Nasir and Nabiilah Nasir, while the Storm Lightning got 20 goals from Amaiah Butterfield and MVP Jaylyn Hines added 14 goals.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Chapman & Herfordshire Win Opener
Asante Chapman played in her first game suiting up for the Herfordshire University Rhinos.
Chapman and her teammates ran out winners 61 – 6
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Digicel Netball Association Junior League Announced
As part of it's continued support of the community and youth sport on the island Digicel announced a two-year partnership with the Bermuda Netball Association to sponsor the Youth Netball League.
The league will now officially be called the Digicel Netball Association Junior League. The value of the partnership is $9,000 and includes sponsorship and supply of equipment.
In addition to financial support the partnership will also see the creation of a 'Girls Strong' program which will aim to empower young girls in the areas of leadership, communication, etiquette and education. The program will consist of a series of speakers on different topics as well as Digicel modules.
Outlining the company's connection to Netball, Donn Foggo, Digicel Marketing Manager said, "Digicel has many links to Netball as last year we donated Under Armour T-shirts to the National squad who travelled to the UK for the European Open Championship. Many of our staff have been involved with the game and of course we're proud to have former Vice Captain of the National Squad Karlandra Smith on the team here. This link up with the Netball Association is yet another example of our ongoing support of worthy causes, organizations and events that help make a real difference in the community and in peoples' lives."
"This is an exciting time for Netball in Bermuda as we are building for the future of sport. This sponsorship will allow the Bermuda Netball Association to raise awareness and increase community involvement. It will assist in highlighting the positive moves our young girls are making. It will also assist in increasing their confidence and having them embrace their Girl Power," said Gina Benjamin, National Netball Coach and Vice-President of the Netball Association.
"Netball globally is growing with professional leagues now in Australia and the United Kingdom. Both leagues have players from our region which sparks hope for our young girls. We believe this sponsorship will help to foster their talent and provide the opportunity and ultimately make the sky the limit."
The announcement by the telecoms, internet and TV company follows on from last week's announcement of the Digicel Youth Football Fund which will provide funds for equipment to clubs. Since 2016 Digicel has donated over $360,000 in various sporting, cultural, charity and musical events as well as supporting youth sports and athletes through sponsorship, donation of services and supply of kit. The company continues to be committed to the community and recognizes the importance of sporting activities to the development of youth while also contributing to other worthy cultural and sporting events.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
BNA Senior League Round Up
Rain interrupted the latest round of the Bermuda Netball Association Senior league play, but not before the Phoenix Heat suffered their first loss at the hands of Lindo’s Tigers 32 - 26.
The Heat hasn’t, lost a game in a few seasons, but with coach Anthony Mouchette back on island to take over his team, the Lindo’s Tigers was ready for the fight.
The Heat took the lead which was expected, the intensity was high and so was the physicality. It was a see-saw match.
Twice within the match the teams were tied at 17 all and 21 all.
The Lindo’s Tigers halfway through the third quarter found their momentum and soon after that Heat star player Dominque Richardson who was a shooter on the night picked up an injury.
The Lindo’s Tigers were led to victory by MVP Jahkenya Trott, while Richardson was named the Heat MVP.
At the conclusion of the match the rain came in spurts forcing officials to abandon the rest of the scheduled games.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
BNA Senior League Round Up
The Bermuda Netball Associations Senior League season got underway at the Bernard Park.
A total of 182 goals were scored in the three matches played.
With experience on their side the Phoenix Heat came out victorious in the first game of the night against Storm Thunder 29 – 20, the youthful Storm Thunder kept Phoenix Heat on their toes with their speed and fitness but composure kept the Heat in the lead. The Phoenix Heat were led to victory by MVP Chelzea Somner who had 18 goals, Arkeita Fubler added 6 goals and Dominique Richardson scored 5 times, MVP Nabiilah Nasir scored 10 goals for the Storm Thunder, while Kaamilah Nasir added 7 goals and Selah Tuzo scored 3 times.
The First two quarters saw Robin Hood lead the Storm Lightning by as much as 8 goals. Player coach and MVP Naomi Taylor was subbed as center and the Storm Lightning found their rhythm as Shivaugh Lee took over as goal attack which slowed the game pace. Storm Lightning caught up, passed their opposition and won by 10 goals 39 - 29.
The Storm Lightning were led to victory by MVP Sonja Townsend who had a game high 24 goals, Lee added 10 goals and Sakiyah Durham scored 5 times, Amanda Burns led Robin Hood with 15 goals and Charlie Bridgeman added 14 goals.
The closet game of the night was between the North Village Lady Rams and the Lindos Tigers. The Lindos Tigers dominated the game winning quarters 1, 2 and 3 and at one point was up by at least 10 goals.
Going into the last quarter North Village Lady Rams MVP goal shooter Jahtuere Trott turned up the heat scoring a game high 25 goals as she played against her twin sister and the Lindos Tigers MVP Jahkenya Trott who scored 18 goals. This game saw the North Village Lady Rams win by one 33 - 32.
North Village Lady Rams would get 6 goals from Tawana Trott and 2 goals from Sara Tufts-Robinson, while Demiqua Daniels added 15 goals for the Lindos Tigers.