Trinidad and Tobago national netball team

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Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Nickname(s) Calypso Girls
Association Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association
Confederation AFNA (Americas)
Head coach Kate Worland
Captain Janelle Barker
INF ranking 9 Steady
Kit body netball.svg
Team colours
Kit skirt netball.svg
Team colours
World Championships
2011 placing 7th
Best result Joint 1st (1979)
Commonwealth Games
2014 placing 8th

The Trinidad and Tobago national netball team, known as the Calypso Girls, represent Trinidad and Tobago in international netball. The Caribbean team competed at the first World Netball Championships in 1963, and are the only nation outside of Australia and New Zealand to have won a World Championship (in 1979). Throughout the mid-1970s and 1980s the Calypso Girls were a dominant force in international netball, but since the early 1990s the team have become less competitive.[1][2]

Players[edit]

Twelve players were selected for the 2011 World Netball Championships, held from 3–10 July.[3]

Trinidad and Tobago national netball team
Players Coaching staff
  • Janelle Barker (c)
  • Kielle Connelly
  • Joelisa Cooper
  • Crystal-Ann George
  • Candice Guerero
  • Onella Jack
  • Rhonda John-Davis
  • Anika La Roche (vc)
  • Alicia Liverpool
  • Tricia Liverpool
  • Jellene Richardson
  • Anastacia Wilson
  • Head coach: Kate Worland
  • Asst coach: Jennifer Frank
  • Manager: Carol Gitten

Competitive history[edit]

World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England 4th
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia 5th
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 4th
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 4th
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago Med 1.png Joint 1st
1983 6th World Championships Singapore Med 3.png 3rd
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland Med 2.png Joint 2nd
1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia DNP
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 6th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 8th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 10th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 11th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore 7th
2015 14th World Championships Sydney, Australia TBD

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Netball Champion: Peggy Castanada-Phillip speaks". TriniView.com. 10 March 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Johannsen, Dana (8 July 2011). "A tale of two women and their sport". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "'Calypso Girls' netballers off to World Series". Trinidad & Tobago's Newsday. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.