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2023 Netball World Cup review: Barbados

THOUGH it was not always smooth sailing for Barbados, the Bajan Gems did what they needed to do to avoid the bottom two spots and finish 14th overall at the 2023 Netball World Cup. Recruiting a couple of talented Roses, the Bajan Gems have shown potential at international events, and though there were some forgettable […]

Scotland shakes off Barbados for bounce-back win

AFTER a heartbreaking loss to Malawi the day before in the 2023 Netball World Cup, Scotland responded in the best way possible, defeating Barbados by nine goals in a hard-fought contest. The Thistles and Bajan Gems had a fantastic tussle throughout the first half, and it took until the second half for the higher ranked […]

Malawi overcomes slow start to thwart Thistles

AN INCREDIBLE 20 goals to eight final term saw sixth ranked Malawi come back from the brink of defeat to knock off Scotland in a stirring first round Netball World Cup action. The Queens trailed at every break after a slow start, but dug deep and found a way to win, getting up by six […]

2023 Netball World Cup preview: Barbados

THE 2023 Netball World Cup is almost here, and to help count down to the tournament, Rookie Me Central will be previewing all the competing teams and seeing how they might fair at the tournament. Today’s focus is the Barbados Bajan Gems. HISTORY OF BARBADOS AT THE NETBALL WORLD CUP Barbados appeared in its first […]

Jamaica flex muscles over Barbados on day six

WORLD number threes Jamaica took control of its clash against Barbados to run out a huge 38-goal winner on day six of the Netball World Cup Americas Qualifiers. While the Sunshine Girls have already qualified due to their world ranking, they head into the final day with a huge game against Trinidad & Tobago undefeated. […]

2022 Commonwealth Games review: Barbados

AS the curtain closed on another Commonwealth Games, we take a look back at how each of the netballing nations fared in our team-by-team review series. First up is Barbados, the 12th placed nation that was always up against it given it was the only nation not to have a player competing in any of […]

Calypso Girls topple Bajan Gems for first win

TRINIDAD & Tobago has won its first match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games netball with a 32-goal victory over Barbados. In a battle of the two bottom placed sides in the respective Pools, it was the Group B winless team that took out the honours over the Bajan Gems. Trinidad & Tobago dominated in the […]

Sunshine Girls make history as Wales, Proteas win

IT WAS a jam-packed day of netball at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with three matches played to complete the Pool stage of the event. By far the biggest result was the unbelievable performance of Jamaica who made history by defeating Australia for the first time at a Commonwealth Games, coming from the clouds to win […]

Scotland secures first win as Proteas bounce back

SOUTH Africa is set to secure third spot in Pool A after defeating the fourth placed Wales by 18 goals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games netball overnight, while Scotland won its first match over Barbados to avoid bottom in the Pool. Though the semi-finalists are decided in Australia and Jamaica, it gave the lower ranked […]

Jamaica tons up as Diamonds shine again

AUSTRALIA and Jamaica have effectively stamped their tickets into the knockout stage of the 2022 Commonwealth Games netball with third victories in Pool A overnight. Australia took care of South Africa courtesy of a fast start by 25 goals, while Jamaica showed no mercy on its way to a crushing 79-goal victory over Barbados. AUSTRALIA […]

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