Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) governs the sport of netball in Jamaica. The sport worldwide is controlled by the International Federation of Netball Association (IFNA). Molly Rhone, a Jamaican woman, is the head of the IFNA and the international netball community.
The Jamaica Netball Association was formed in 1959 by Pancho Rankine, Margaret Beckford and Margarietta St. Juste. The game has been played at the club level since then. The JNA oversees the national championships of the sport, and is the ultimate governing body for netball at any level.
Jamaica’s national team, nicknamed the Sunshine Girls, is currently ranked 1st in the Caribbean and 4th in the world. They compete at the highest level of the international game and are known for their long and storied history in the sport.
Locally, the game has been a part of the physical education programme at Wolmer’s Girls School since 1909. In these early days of the sport, the game was played mainly among schools and teachers’ training colleges.
Jamaica Netball Association (JNA)
Suite #9 National Arena
Arthur Wint Drive
JNA Parish Associations
Clarendon Netball Association: Winston Nevers
St. James Netball Association: Garth Sommerville
Westmoreland Netball Association: Audrey Thompson
Business House Netball Association: Theda King