Netball

Army Netballers 'Cautious' Of Inter Services Opponents

The team's captain, Sergeant Nordia Masters, was speaking after the Army's final pre-season game.

The Army will be "cautious" of the RAF and the Navy at this year's netball Inter Services competition, according to team captain, Sergeant Nordia Masters.

The reigning champions are considered favourites for the tournament but their forces rivals "are capable of winning the title", Sgt Masters said.

"The Army are going into the Inter Services cautious of both teams," she said.

"With the RAF and the Navy, we are not putting any of them above each other.

"They are both capable of winning the Inter Services and we are not taking any of them for granted."

Sgt Masters was speaking after the Army's final pre-season game which they won 47-44 against the Isle of Man.

The team's captain thinks these games are important for development.

The Army team were preparing on the Isle of Wight which is were the UK Armed Forces team won the Netball Europe competition.

She said: "It was hard and it was tough which we expected.

"We’ve been training leading into Inter Services which is a very important competition for the forces.

"It’s absolutely important because you need to see what partnerships work.

"Netball is a physical sport and anyone can get hurt at any time.

"We don’t take anything for granted.

"We have depth in our team. It’s good to have competition like that."