By Neto Baptiste
Former internationally ranked goal-shoot, Karen Joseph, has been returned to the helm of the Antigua and Barbuda Netball Association (ABNA) for a second straight two-year term.
Joseph was unopposed in her bid for a second term during the association’s electoral congress held at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Tuesday night.
The former national player said her re-election was a show of respect and support from the netball community.
“Obviously, I am doing something great for netball and people are looking forward for me to continue to do greater work, and that’s what I can assume with that. It wasn’t surprising to me though but I think I have the respect from the netball fraternity at large. I have my faults and I am still a work in progress but I think, very much so, I have the respect of the netball community at large, very much,” she said.
The first mission, according to Joseph, is a coming together of minds as they look towards planning the national league.
“First of all, we are going to have a meeting as early as next week Monday when we are going to get somebody to ask the Lord’s blessings on the executive, get a pastor to pray with us and also, we are going to have the dates finalised for the opening of the association league which is going to be as early as march,” the former player said.
The other members elected on Tuesday were Vincere Barthley (First VP), Oleno Knight (Second VP), Shirley Benjamin (Secretary), Chaka Grant (Treasurer) and Amy Lake (Assistant Secretary/Assistant Treasurer).
Arlene Josiah, Sanchez George and Hariette Destin were elected Floor Members.