Simone Forbes

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Simone Forbes
Personal information
Full name Simone Nagina Forbes
Nationality Jamaican
Born (1981-06-20) June 20, 1981 (age 35)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Sport
Country Jamaica
Sport Netball, volleyball, basketball, football, softball
Club Waulgrovians Sports Club (netball)
Team Jamaica national netball team (captain)

Simone Nagina Forbes (born June 20, 1981) is a Jamaican sportswoman, having represented Jamaica in no less than five sports, including netball, volleyball, basketball, football and softball.[1]

Forbes played netball with Jamaica U21 in 1998, before making her debut with the Jamaican national team the following year.[2] She continued with the national team, winning bronze medals at two World Championships (2003, 2007) and at the Commonwealth Games (2002); she also won a silver medal at the inaugural World Netball Series in 2009, followed by another bronze in 2010.[3] Despite taking a short break away from the sport following the World Series,[4] Forbes remained captain of the Sunshine Girls, and was selected as flag bearer for Jamaica at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.[5] As of 2010 Forbes is playing domestic netball for Waulgrovians.[6]

In volleyball, she earned a sports scholarship to Mercy College, New York in 2004. In 2005 Forbes made her debut for the Jamaican national volleyball team,[1] and graduated from Mercy College the following year.[7]

In 2011, Forbes tested positive for the banned substance Clomiphene – frequently used by athletes taking steroids, but also commonly used in fertility treatments – during an out-of-competition drug test. She was subsequently banned by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission from playing netball for three months; the ban is scheduled to end just after the 2011 Netball World Championships in Singapore.[8]

Awards[edit]

  • Prime Minister's National Youth Award for Excellence in the Field of Sports - 2005[9]
  • International Student Athlete of the Year - 2003[10]
  • GC Foster College Sportswoman of the Year - 2002[10]
  • Carreras Sports Foundation Special Award for Netball - 2002[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Luton, Daraine (2005-08-12). "Forbes joins the national squad". Sports Jamaica. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ 2003 Netball World Championships: Player profile – Simone Forbes. Retrieved on 2009-10-19.
  3. ^ Bogle, Dania (2010-05-01). "Simone Forbes — The remarkable sportswoman". The Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ Lowe, Andrew (2009-12-09). "National captain taking a break – Forbes to concentrate on studies; quit netball after 2011 WNC". The Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  5. ^ Lowe, André (2010-10-02). "Forbes to carry Ja flag". The Jamaica Star. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  6. ^ Bailey, Robert (2010-09-30). "We're coming home with a medal". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  7. ^ Mercy College Athletics graduates 2006. Retrieved on 2009-10-19.
  8. ^ Bailey, Robert (2011-04-30). "Forbes hit with three-month ban". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  9. ^ http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20051206/news/news1.html
  10. ^ a b c http://sportsjamaica.com/read_article.php?id=4499

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