Netball could be added to 2022 CAC Games

By May 22, 2019

The sport of netball is likely to be included in the 2022 CAC Games following news that the executive of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation (CASCO) accepted a report of the CACSO Technical Commission that netball is to be included as one of the new sports on the CAC Games Programme.

The matter now goes before the General Assembly for approval in October 2019.
If accepted by the General Assembly, netball will be included on the Games Programme for 2022, which will be held in Panama City.
President of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA), Marva Bernard, welcomed the news.
“This is very good news for netball. We were very excited to get the letter that said that the technical committee had agreed for us to be considered to be a part of the CAC Games Programme. We hope that in October the General Assembly will agree, and then, once that happens then we are sure that Panama will want to put us on their games programme for 2022,” Bernard told Sportsmax.TV.
The former Netball Jamaica president said that should netball be added to the Pan Am Games programme, it could create a pathway for growth of the sport in the Americas.
“We have a number of neighbours in this region called The Americas that don’t play netball and are not members of AFNA. So, if they can see our sport we are sure they are going to want to take part in it; Cuba, for example, we have Argentina, Chile and a number of countries who were are targeting for growth,” she said.
“Haiti is a member. We are looking forward to growing the game. After we get a foothold in the CAC Games, we are going to look for the same thing for the Pan Am Games, and then ultimately to get us into the Olympics.
“So, this is good news. We feel very good about it and we are looking forward to seeing how this unfolds to the benefit of netball in this region.”

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Related items

  • JADCO to proceed with defamation lawsuit against Dr. Emir Crowne JADCO to proceed with defamation lawsuit against Dr. Emir Crowne

    Lawyers representing the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) are proceeding to initiate legal action against noted attorney Dr Emir Crowne after the latter refused to apologize for alleged defamatory comments he made about the commission in  August this year.

  • Fit-again Bailey eyes return to Leverkusen squad Fit-again Bailey eyes return to Leverkusen squad

    Jamaica international Leon Bailey is primed to return to action for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen having fully recovered from a hamstring injury suffered last month.

    The 22-year-old, who is looking to rediscover his best form at the Bundesliga club, could be on the bench for the team’s match away to Eintracht Frankfurt.  Prior to the injury, the winger made four appearances for the team, scoring once.

    Bailey has had a torrid time of late with injuries.  In April the player experienced another setback, on that occasion straining a thigh muscle.  Having worked hard at rehabilitation, the player insists he is ready to go again and could be in line for a start.

    "I am back now, and I feel very good.  But of course, after an injury, it's important not to rush anything. Maybe I come off the bench,” Bailey said.

    "I think I'll be in the squad, but I do not know if I'll start."

    In addition to Bailey, other players making a comeback are Lars Bender and Jonathan Tah.

  • Jamaica centre Samuels to sign with Greek club Panionios BC Jamaica centre Samuels to sign with Greek club Panionios BC

    Jamaica centre Samardo Samuels is expected to join Athens-based club Panionios BC ahead of the new Greek Basketball League (GBL) season.

    The much-traveled 30-year-old former NBA player was recently back in the United States where he took part in the Big 3 league.  Samuels represented the Trilogy. 

    Prior to the move, the controversial player had found himself without a club, after being suspended by French basketball outfit Limogues following an argument with the coach.

    A string of short stints has followed the player since 2017 when he signed with Spanish club Real Betis Energia Plus.  The big man parted ways with the club after a coaching dispute. 

    Samuels signed with the Serbian club Partizan for the rest of the 2017–18 season.  He was suspended by the club on November 15, for the violation of its discipline code, just a day after Partizan lost in a EuroCup game against Alba Berlin.  The player reportedly criticized head coach Miroslav Nikolić and made inappropriate remarks to a female journalist.

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.