Teams hard at practice for Fast5
THE?CLOCK?is already ticking for the start of the inaugural Barbados Invitational Fast5 Netball Tournament (BIFNET) and the teams are leaving nothing to chance in their bid to grab the lion’s share of the lucrative prize of over $30 000 in cash.
Two such teams are FAW Car Rentals Falcons and SAFE Security Stallions, who have been hard at work at the Dover court in Christ Church sharpening up for the January 18 start of the competition.
The emphasis has been on fitness, speed and accuracy in shooting long distance since bonus points can be gained for long-range goals.
The Falcons have looked keen, with the Blackman sisters – Latonia and Nadia – along with Samantha Browne, Damisha Croney and Faye Sealy being buoyed with the youthful talents of Vanessa Bobb and the high-flying Shonte Seale.
On the other hand, the powerful Shonette Azore-Bruce, Abeje Carrington and Jeneice Clarke give Stallions lots of hope. With Kittitian Mechelle Liburd returning home, the Stallions have drafted in Shakeira Chandler, who was in great jumping and shooting form.
With the speed of the game and the ability of dangerous shooters to explode the score line, the support of the bench will be critical in determining who walks away with the first prize of $15 000.
Ten teams will take part in the tournament, which is slated to be held at the Netball Stadium and the Wildey Gymnasium. (KB)