On Saturday April 7th, the U16 Jean Pierre Youth Netball tournament commenced at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.
(Participating teams: Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Dominica, Grenada and St. Lucia)
(Opening ceremony- Vigie Multi-purpose Sports Complex, St. Lucia)
(Rufina Paul- President- Caribbean Netball Association at the opening ceremony)
On day 1 of the competition, St. Lucia defeated Dominica in the first match 37-8. Barbados won their game against Trinidad & Tobago 27-21, and Grenada recorded a 25-11 win against St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
On April 8th 2018 (day 2 of the competition), Trinidad defeated Grenada 30-25. In the second match, Jamaica eclipsed St. Vincent & the Grenadines 41-11, and in the final game, St. Lucia tied with Barbados with 27.
For the results from matches in the Jean Pierre Netball tournament on Monday April 9th (day 3 of the competition), Jamaica destroyed Grenada 41-14. Barbados defeated Dominica 29-13, and St. Lucia triumphed over Trinidad 31-19.
Later on in the shooting competition, Barbados won against SVG 40-8. Grenada won against Dominica 25-21 and Jamaica defeated St. Lucia 36-21.
The Jean Pierre Youth Netball Championship (named after the renowned International Netballer, the late Jean Pierre of Trinidad & Tobago), is staged annually, by the Caribbean Netball Association (CNA). Each year over 300 young netballers (girls under 16 years old) and officials, from several Caribbean countries participate in these championships which started in 1998 and held annually in a different Caribbean territory during the 2nd week of April. The main objective is to foster the physical, social and emotional development of the people of the Caribbean, through sports, social activities and life skills programs.