National goal-shooter Thristina Harwood headlines the roster for reigning champions St Ann Orchids as they look to retain their title when action gets going on December 1 in the Berger Elite Netball League. Other Sunshine Girls in the Orchids squad are Stacy-Ann Facey, Vanglee Williams, Adeen Thomas and Rebecca Robinson.
St Ann Orchids will once again be guided by head coach of Jamaica’s Under-21 team Janet Guy who will be assisted by Shawn Murdock. Former national captain Simone Forbes who turned out for the Orchids last year, has now joined the St James Sharpes whose line-up will also include Jodi-Ann Ffrench-Kentish and Kasey Evering. The other competing teams are Kingston Hummingbirds, St Catherine Racers, Manchester Spurs and inaugural champions Clarendon Gators. The opening round of games will see St Ann Orchids facing Clarendon Gators and St James Sharpes battling Kingston Hummingbirds.