World Netball has announced Jamaican duo Marva Bernard and Shamera Sterling as two of their official ambassadors following the federations re-launch as World Netball.
Bernard, The President of Americas Netball and World Netball Board Director for Americas, and Sterling, A Sunshine girl’s defender, will stand alongside a team of Ambassadors each representing one of World Netball’s 7 key values: Excellence, Teamwork, Heart, Integrity, Courage, Athlete and Leadership.
Having been part of the netball world for 40 years and Jamaican President for 10 years, Bernard has been chosen as the Teamwork Ambassador.
Commenting on the exciting appointment, World Netball President Liz Nicholl said: “Over the years, Marva has made an incredible contribution to netball, working with our Members, Regions, and netball family to develop and grow the sport in new and existing territories, all with the ethos of improving the lives of netballers educationally, socially and economically.
“So many women around the world have benefitted from Marva’s dedication and teamwork…”
Meanwhile Jamaican Sunshine girl and Adelaide Thunderbirds star Sterling has been appointed as an Athlete Ambassador for the Americas region.
Nicholl was equally as happy about this appointment, adding: “Shamera is a passionate, exciting, and skilful player who has set the netball world alight.
“She is a popular and inspiring role model for women and girls at all levels of the game and a brilliant advocate of our wonderful sport.”
Bernard and Sterling will now join Sara Donovan, World Netball’s Courage Ambassador, in representing World Netball with many more famous faces soon to be announced.