Arima United Sweeps Competition at Republic Bank Laventille Netball League

Port of Spain, Trinidad, November 29, 2018: Arima United took top honours at the prize giving ceremony of the 32nd Republic Bank Laventille Netball League, last Sunday, at Republic Bank, Head Office. The team won first place in five categories, including Top Shooter, MVP, American Tournament, and Championship in the B Division and Top Shooter in the Beginners Division.

SWWTU Malvern dethroned last year’s joint winners Hill Girls and Tamana Young Warriors, taking first place in the March Past, and defended their title in the March Past Queen and Best Flag categories, while Anola Charles of Laventille United was crowned the Tournament MVP.

In her feature address, the Bank’s newest Brand Ambassador and twelve-time national karate champion, Chenisse Charles encouraged the young women to balance sport and education to give themselves the best opportunities available. “Constantly try to be better versions of yourself,” she told the young netballers.

In the sponsor’s remarks, Republic Bank’s General Manager, Electronic Channels and Payments Division, Denyse Ramnarine praised the netballers for a job well done and made a plea to corporate T&T to band together and provide a home for netball. “This League has become a lifeline for these young women, so you can only imagine what an infrastructural change can do,” she said while echoing the sentiments made by Austrid Rochford, the League’s president at the opening ceremony four months ago.


MVP Winners: Maya Roberts – I.A.T.F. Police Youth Club, Destiny Ward – Hill Girls, Kennisie Hernandez – Arima United, Kelly Ann Felix – Fire Youth, Nekesha Gomes – Eastern Quarry Thrillers
Top Shooters: 1st place Kathy Ann Graham – Arima United, 2nd place Maya Roberts – I.A.T.F. Police Youth Club, 3rd place Destiny Ward – Hill Girls
American Tournament: I.A.T.F. Police Youth Club
Championship: 1st place – I.A.T.F. Police Youth Club, 2nd place – Arima United, 3rd place – Hills Girls

MVP Winners: Rebecca Persad – Arima United, Celeste Richards – Ebony, Tia Noel – Fire Youth, Natoya Saldenha – Superlative Ballers, Noria Lewis – North Coast Gems, Naomi Meloney – Tamana Young Warriors.
Top Shooters: 1st place Debra Superville – Arima United, 2nd place Natoya Saldenha – Superlative Ballers, 3rd place Jenelle Weeks – Superlative Ballers
American Tournament: Arima United
Championship: 1st place – Arima United, 2nd place – Superlative Ballers, 3rd place – North Coast Gems.

MVP Winners: Afisher Charles – Transcend United, Kellie Ann Alexander – SWWTU Malvern, Oresha Joseph – Fire Youth, Nicole Forde – Ebony, Emily Thomas – Hill Girls, Aliyah Modeste – MIC Tigers.
Top Shooters: 1st place Aaliyah Mulrain – SWWTU Malvern, 2nd place Reeka Seerattan – Transcend United, 3rd place – Ebony

Rotational Tournament: Laventille United
Championship: 1st place – Laventille United, 2nd place – Transcend United, 3rd place – Fire Youth
MVP Winners: Anola Charles (Female) and Joel Brown (Male) – Laventille United, Tema Moses (Female) and Martinez Holder (Male) – Fire Youth, Reeka Seeratan (Female) and Ulrick Alexander (Male) – Transcend United

March Past – SWWTU Malvern
March Past Queen – SWWTU Malvern
Best Flag – SWWTU Malvern
Tournament MVP – Anola Charles – Laventille United
November 29, 2018
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