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Barbados Gems ‘well-prepared’

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

Barbados Gems ‘well-prepared’

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SEVEN MONTHS OF PREPARATION will be put to the test from Saturday when the Barbados Junior Gems begin the defence of their title in the Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Under-16 Tournament at home.

The team started preparation on the beach at the end of August with roughly 40 players and are down to the final 12 and three reserves, who continue to train with them.

Head coach Julie Phillips says that although there is an air of uncertainty, the girls have been well-prepared.

“In every age group competition we go in, we don’t know what our opposition will look like. But I can tell you the Barbados Gems, we are fully prepared to go the full mile,” Phillips told NATION SPORT during a training session last week.

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