Former Jamaican Sunshine Girl, Jodi-Ann Ffrench-Kentish, has set up Jamaica’s first academy for young players aged six to 17.
Jodi-Ann, former Jamaican shooter, set up the non-profit academy in April 2021 focusing on developing young players from a variety of communities in Jamaica.
The first pilot programme begins on the 16th July 2022, and will run for six months with every Saturday, after 30th July, having a programme.
Speaking on the academy, Jodi-Ann said: “I have a small team working with me now but as it grows, as I hope it will, we are really looking at creating an entire sports complex where children can go and do their homework and follow up with their (netball) training.
“We have a long-term objective to have everything under one cover.”
World Netball’s official ball sponsor, Gilbert Netball, will be supplying the balls for the academy.
To find out more about the academy, visit their instagram page here.