St Vincent and the Grenadines: The netball team of St Vincent and the Grenadines “Vincy Jewels” has moved one rank up from its previous position in the latest World Netball Ranking. With its great performance, the country has lifted up from 18th position to the 17th position.
The rankings have been determined with the performances of the Netball teams in the recently played CAC and World Cup games. The ranking encompassed all matches up to August 6, 2023.
Now, the Vincy Jewels will participate in the ECCB International Netball Series which is slated to be held from September 30 to October 7, 2023. The country left the state on September 29, 2023 and visited Antigua and Barbuda.
Vincey Jewels secured the 3rd place in the CAC and defeated Barbados. St Vincent and the Grenadines ranked #17 and become the fourth best team in the hemisphere. They also managed to get off only 35 shots against Trinidad and Tobago defensive lineup of Swift, McCarthy, McEchrane and Greene-Noel.
In the national team of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Mary-Ann Frederick who is Goal Shooter will not participate in the ECCB International Netball Series due to certain circumstances.
Shanique De Shong joined the squad to defend the Championship title.
In 2022, St Vincent the Grenadines played three championships. The team emerged champions of the 2022 ECCB/OECS International Netball Series. The series was held in Dominica in February.
However, the team had lost the match against Barbados in an invitational mini-series in July. It was played in Barbados. The team secured the third place at the Americas Netball World Cup Qualifiers in Jamaica October 16 22, 2022.
President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association Natasha Baptiste is elated at the progress made. She noted that St Vincent and the Grenadines is the only Caribbean Country in the top four teams to improve their rankings from the August 2022 World Netball Release.
In august 2022 Jamaica was 3rd, Trinidad and Tobago 11th, Barbados 14th, and Grenada 20th. The latest rankings released by World Netball reveals that Jamaica has dropped one place to 4th, while the other two countries have retained their ranking position, while Grenada has dropped one placed to 21st.
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