Netball

Army's Dee Bolakoro Signs For Netball Superleague's Severn Stars

The multiple-time Inter Services winner will play for the Gloucestershire based team in 2021.

British Army netball star Dee Bolakoro has signed for Superleague team Severn Stars for the 2021 season.

Bolakoro has also played for Celtic Dragons and Surrey Storm, as well as featuring for Fiji at the World Cup.

She becomes head coach Melissa Bessell's final signing ahead of the new season.

When speaking about her new signing to netballsl.com, Bessell said: "My last signing is very special to me, even though we haven’t officially met in person yet [due to the current environment].

"Her name is Adi Bolakoro, ‘Dee’ as she is known by everyone. I knew as soon as I was looking for a defender that Dee would be just the medicine for Stars this coming season.

"I needed someone with strength, determination and enthusiasm who could bring explosive power and flair, all with a smile.

"To me, this symbolises everything about the true embodiment of what Fijian athletes are. In my career, I have had the pleasure of coaching the Fiji National and U21 team and I lived in Suva, Fiji for 18 months.

"It was the most amazing experience of my coaching career. My daughter Talei, who was named by the Fiji national team players, was born in Suva. So, I do have a true, close affinity to Fiji.

"It was such a blessing when Dee said 'yes' to joining me at Severn Stars this year. She is the final piece to my defence unit, and I am now, one, very happy coach."