Dominica:The final stage for the 2nd OECS-ECCB International Netball Series from 12-18 February has been positioned at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Commonwealth of Dominica.
In the series, five of the ECCB member countries will compete against each other for the Gloria Ballantyne Championship Trophy: Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and Saint Vincent and Grenadines. This year’s series will feature a visiting team from Barbados, which will not compete for the championship trophy but will play the teams for ranking.
President of the Caribbean Netball Association (CNA), Rufina Paul and President of the Dominica Netball Association (DNA), Regina Walsh, are guests during this week’s episode of ECCB Connects.
According to Paul, the OECS-ECCB International Netball Series plays a crucial role in promoting regional netball on the world stage since teams are afforded the opportunity to improve their rankings based on the number of matches played and won.
Meanwhile, President of the Dominica Netball Association, Regina Walsh, said, “Alongside the matches, the activities will feature a Welcome Reception and Candle Light Ceremony, opening ceremony, and a Development Session.”
The ECCB hosts the Development Session as a part of its idea to encourage the personal development of the young women who took participation in the tournament.
Alongside, Walsh has ensured that all the COVID-19 protocols would be followed to assure that all participants must remain safe against the contagious mutants. She further said that there was strong advocacy for 100 per cent vaccination of players and that patrons attending the games would be required to bring along their proof of vaccination.
She has further ensured the proper execution of COVID-19 protocols by stating that the patrons must get vaccinated and turn out in their numbers to enjoy the game’s matches. The games would also be streamed on the ECCB and the Facebook pages of the Government of Dominica Information Service.