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Sunshine Girls Ready To Deliver At Commonwealth Games

Sunshine Girls Ready To Deliver At Commonwealth Games

Posted by Shanelle Weir on July 21, 2014

After months of hard work and intense preparation, Sunshine Girls defender Stacian Facey has declared that she is ready deliver at this month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The games begin on July 23 and end on August 3.

Facey rose to prominence in this year's Netball Jamaica Elite League when she won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award while helping the Kingston and St Andrew Humming Birds to win the title.

The 21-year-old Facey, who has emerged in the past year as one of the country's most talented defenders, also played a vital role in helping Jamaica's Under-21 netballers to capture the bronze medal at the World Youth Championships, which was also held in Glasgow last year.

Ready to deliver

The highly skilled player, who can play goalkeeper and goal defence, said she had to work very hard in training to make the team.

"Now I am ready to deliver," declared Facey. "I have my seniors to guide me. Nicole Aiken-Pinnock is an awesome defender, Kasey Evering and Malysha Kelly, and so working alongside these players, I know that I can go out there and deliver for my country," she said.

"I am very positive that we can win a medal because these girls have very good skills, and we have been performing well in training," Facey said. "Our hearts are bigger than our skills, and I know that when we go out on the court, we will surely be ready to deliver big performances. We are going out there looking for the number-one spot because we are not coming back to Jamaica without a medal," she added.

The Sunshine Girls, who are ranked fourth in the world, finished a disappointing fourth at the last Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

They are set to face stiff competition from the likes of world champions Australia, New Zealand, England, and outsiders Malawi at the tournament.

Despite this, Facey said she is confident the Sunshine Girls will give a good account of themselves.

"I don't think any of us is going out there with any fear," she said. "We are going out there to play netball and to match skills with all the teams."

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