The Bermuda Netball Association have assembled a team to compete in the upcoming Netball Europe Open which will take place from May 11th to 14th.
The Bermuda Netball Associationís bid to have the islandís team compete at next yearís Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia has received a welcome boost, as the association received a $30,000 grant from the Bermuda Olympic Association via an application that was made on behalf of Netball under the Commonwealth Games Federation Developmental Programme 2015-2018.
The funds are specifically earmarked for Bermudaís Commonwealth Games qualification bid and can only be used for training and regional competitions that target the qualifying process.
In order to qualify for next yearís Commonwealth Games, a multi-sport event, Bermuda must be ranked among the top 14 countries in the world by July and have played in at least eight international fixtures.
The Bermuda Netball Association are hoping to fulfill that quota of matches at the Netball Europe Open in Aberdeen, Scotland, in May.