Calypso Girls expect Jamaica test - Rhonda John-Davis

By October 05, 2018
The Calypso Girls captain says Jamaica will be a test for her developing squad The Calypso Girls captain says Jamaica will be a test for her developing squad

The captain of the Trinidad and Tobago netball team, Rhonda John-Davis, is describing this weekend’s series against Jamaica as an opportunity to test itself as it continues to build towards the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool, England.

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls will play the Calypso Girls in two matches on Sunday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 9 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.

T&T is a mixture of youth and experience, and according to their captain, they were not at their best during the AFNA qualifiers held in Barbados between August 24 and September 2. T&T defeated Barbados in the final as both teams secured spots in the World Cup.

“We didn’t think we would actually be able to do that in the AFNA tournament because we had not played in a while so we were a little bit tight. So now we are looking forward to testing to see what we can and what we cannot get away with,” the centre-court player told SportsMax.TV Friday.

Jamaica represents a true test for the squad as they take their first steps along that climb to the top.

“We expect to be able to play, improve with each game, compete,” said John-Davis, who has 163 international matches under her belt.

“We are rebuilding and it’s a process and we understand that, and we are just ready to test ourselves and see where we are at and get ready for the World Cup.”

Trinidad and Tobago have lost their last 12 encounters against Jamaica. To find the last time Jamaica defeated Jamaica you would have to go back to 1979 when the Calypso Girls defeated Jamaica 51-20 during the World Cup.

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