The Dominica Amateur Basketball Association (DABA) is sending a female basketball team to the Gillian Brazier Basketball Tournament in Antigua from November 24-29.
Antigua, St Lucia, Guyana, St. Vincent and USA are also expected to participate, DABA said in a press release.
“Notwithstanding the fact after all attempts by the DABA to organize a women’s basketball league fail to materialize, the association feels it’s an opportunity for the young women to see the level of basketball in the region and hopefully that will encourage them to be more interested and form teams to participate in a local league,” DABA said.
The association praised Delize Paul, who received a basketball scholarship, for putting a team together and raising funds to offset travel and accommodation expenses for the team.
“Recognizing the fact that DABA did not have the funds to send the team to the tournament, however the DABA, after some miscommunication, agreed to let Ms. Paul use the good name of DABA to seek sponsorship from the Government and other sources. After much hard work by members of the team and coaches, the team was able to raise the funds to attend the tournament. The attending country team was responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses,” DABA stated.
The team comprises:
Delize Paul (captain)
Garth Joseph (coach)
Bernard Mills (assistant coach)