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Adean Thomas of Jamaica.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Adean Thomas of Jamaica celebrates victory in the Netball Bronze Medal Match on day 11 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre on April 15, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Jamaica Head Coach Connie Francis has named a 16-strong Sunshine Girls squad for the Margaret Beckford Sunshine Series next month.

Four Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) stars have been included in the squad which will take on South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago.

The series will run from October 10-23 and be conducted in a dual-round robin format.

Gezelle Allison, Malysha Kelly, Rebekah Robinson, Adean Thomas featured in the Superleague last term and have all been selected.

Four different VNSL teams are represented in Allison’s Wasps, Kelly’s Severn Stars, Robinson’s Celtic Dragons, and Thomas’ London Pulse.

The squad also includes a host of names who have previously played their netball in the UK. The likes of Shamera Sterling, Jodi-Ann Ward and Latanya Wilson also made the cut.

The Jamaica squad for the Margaret Beckford Sunshine Series is as follows:

  • Gezelle Allison (Wasps)
  • Shanice Beckford
  • Paula Ann Burton
  • Kadie-Ann Dehaney
  • Nicola Dixon
  • Jhaniele Fowler
  • Shadian Hemmings
  • Shannika Johnson
  • Malysha Kelly (Severn Stars)
  • Amanda Pinkney
  • Rebekah Robinson (Celtic Dragons)
  • Shamera Sterling
  • Adean Thomas (London Pulse)
  • Jodie-Ann Ward
  • Khadijah Williams
  • Latanya Wilson


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South Africa have also announced their squad for the competition which includes three current VNSL shooting stars.

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