Netball could be added to 2022 CAC Games

By May 22, 2019

The sport of netball is likely to be included in the 2022 CAC Games following news that the executive of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation (CASCO) accepted a report of the CACSO Technical Commission that netball is to be included as one of the new sports on the CAC Games Programme.

The matter now goes before the General Assembly for approval in October 2019.
If accepted by the General Assembly, netball will be included on the Games Programme for 2022, which will be held in Panama City.
President of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA), Marva Bernard, welcomed the news.
“This is very good news for netball. We were very excited to get the letter that said that the technical committee had agreed for us to be considered to be a part of the CAC Games Programme. We hope that in October the General Assembly will agree, and then, once that happens then we are sure that Panama will want to put us on their games programme for 2022,” Bernard told Sportsmax.TV.
The former Netball Jamaica president said that should netball be added to the Pan Am Games programme, it could create a pathway for growth of the sport in the Americas.
“We have a number of neighbours in this region called The Americas that don’t play netball and are not members of AFNA. So, if they can see our sport we are sure they are going to want to take part in it; Cuba, for example, we have Argentina, Chile and a number of countries who were are targeting for growth,” she said.
“Haiti is a member. We are looking forward to growing the game. After we get a foothold in the CAC Games, we are going to look for the same thing for the Pan Am Games, and then ultimately to get us into the Olympics.
“So, this is good news. We feel very good about it and we are looking forward to seeing how this unfolds to the benefit of netball in this region.”

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