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Former national captain Simone ...
Former national captain Simone Forbes top-scored for Waulgrovians with 28 goals from 32 attempts, while Sharna Carradice, with 19 from 25, netted the other goals.
The world No 4-ranked Jamaicans, playing without goal-attack and former captain Simone Forbes, who has been provisionally suspended due to a positive doping test, looked shaky at the start as the visitors bolted out the gate, going 5-1 up within three minutes after some early interceptions.
Hosts Let 10-goal Lead Slip As Jamaica Clinch Late Draw
A DESPERATE, last-gasp goal by Jamaica's Simone Forbes earned her team a dramatic draw against a shell-shocked Australia at the State Netball Hockey Centre in Melbourne last night.
, who snatched the ball on the line and slotted through a goal on the final whistle to end Australia's winning streak at these Games, crashed to the floor and injured herself shortly thereafter but her
teammates were already celebrating a heroic, heart-stopping draw for the side, who recovered from a 10-goal, fourth-term deficit.
Simone Forbes, the former ...
Simone Forbes, the former captain of jamaica's senior netball team, has retired from the Sunshine Girls.
All hopes of her
inclusion in Jamaica's
squad for the 2011 World Netball Championships in Singapore in July ended when the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commisison's Appeals Tribunal upheld the three month ban imposed on Forbes
The ban ends just days after the World Championship.
has won two World Cetball Championship bronze medals with Jamaica in 2003 and 2007.
Simone Forbes, former captain of the Sunshine Girls, was denied a reduction of her three month sentence by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO's) Appeal's Tribunal.
Forbes' appeal for a reduction of her
doping ban was heard on Thursday, the same day that Jamaica's
World Netball Championship squad was announced.
, 29, was banned for three month's after an adverse analytical finding for the substance clomiphene, in an out of competition test on March 28.
ban is set to end on July 17, six days after the World Netball Championship in Singapore concludes
, who was represented by Queen's Council Churchill Neita, was hoping to have the ban reduced to a reprimand as her
doctor testified to unknowingly administering a clomiphene laced drug on the netballer after surgery.
It's not what I wanted but I have to work with … I really don't have a choice but life goes on," Forbes
added that the decision has all but put an end to her
career as a national netball player.
"I didn't want it to end this way but as it relates to the national programme, I have officially (hung) up my sneakers.
I will still play locally in the Berger League
deputised under Simone Forbes
has been elevated to the leadership role of Jamaica
's team to the 2011 World Netball Championship in Singapore in July.
Jamaica's senior netballer Simone ...
Jamaica's senior netballer Simone Forbes (left) is challenged for the ball during the recent series against Trinidad and Tobago at the G.C. Foster College in St Catherine. Forbes returned an 'Adverse Analytical Finding' and is set to state her case before the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission. - File
Jamaica's senior netballer Simone Forbes (left) is challenged for the ball during the recent series against Trinidad and Tobago at the G.C. Foster College in St Catherine.
Forbes returned an 'Adverse Analytical Finding' and is set to state her case before the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission. - File
JNA vows to support former national captain
An out-of-competition drug test on senior Sunshine Girls player, Simone Forbes
- which was carried out late last month - returned an 'Adverse Analytical Finding'.
Given the 'finding', the former team captain now faces the possibility of missing the upcoming England series and this Summer's World Netball Championships in Singapore.
The substance in question is reported to be Clomiphene, a drug listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency's
2011 list of banned substances, under Section Four, 'Hormone Antagonists and Modulators'.
, 30, will now be required to state her
case at an upcoming hearing before the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission
While not in a position to speak freely on the matter, president of the Jamaica Netball Association
(JNA), Marva Bernard, expressed surprise at the developments and assured that the association will offer all the necessary support to Forbes
and her teammates.
, who has represented Jamaica at five different sports, is said to be distraught with the situation, but several attempts to contact her
for a comment last night proved futile.
Forbes has been a member of the national netball programme for over 12 years and has represented the country at every age-group level.
She played for the Under-21 team in 1998 before making her senior team debut a year later.
later took over the captaincy of the team following the retirement of Elaine Davis.
As a member of the Sunshine Girls, she won bronze medals at the 2003 and 2007 World Netball Championships and at the Commonwealth Games in 2002.
also won a silver medal at the inaugural World Netball Series in 2009, followed by another bronze in 2010.