Barbados Gems in relaxed mood ahead of World Cup opener

By July 10, 2019

Barbados’ Gems seem to be quite relaxed as they prepare to begin their Netball World Cup campaign in Liverpool, England this weekend.

The Gems open their Vitality Netball World Cup campaign on Friday against Singapore and captain Damisha Croney said her team is in good spirits.

“Being in the United Kingdom - in Manchester - prior to coming over to Liverpool aided in the team being settled and feeling relaxed,” she told Sportsmax.TV on Wednesday.

“The ladies are in high spirits and are very keen on completing our first task against Singapore on Friday.”

In preparation for their opening match, Croney said the team played a number of matches, which she said were quite useful in getting the team ready.

“The warmup matches were very effective and used to solidify our combinations on court,” she said. “We were able to play against a male team, a university team as well as Northern Ireland. Having the consecutive matches was also helpful in gauging how quickly we can recover.”

The 11th ranked Barbados play in Group B along with New Zealand and Malawi as well as Singapore.

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