The UK Armed Forces netball players will be in action against international sides at a tournament in Gosport.
The team, who were announced at the Inter Services Championships, will come up against the Irish side and a mixed-gender England netball team at the weekend.
The tournament will serve as a test for the UKAF selectors, who are looking ahead to the Netball Europe competition in May.
The Army's Captain Sam James is expected to play a part in Gosport and discussed how the tournament came to be.
She said: "Our coach has the connections because she is a high-level coach, but we also have a strong relationship with Ireland. We have played them the last couple of seasons now.
"We’ve been over to them and we thought it would be a nice invitation to bring them over."
The UKAF team will also come up against an England side consisting of both men and women which is a prospect that excited Capt James.
She said: "We are just incredibly lucky that England Nets are have agreed to join in as well.
"They are incredible right now.
"It’ll be a challenge, but one we really want to do.
"We have got Netball Europe coming up so for us to play these high-level teams is a fantastic opportunity."
Regarding the military side's chances of success, James has put their focus on their young players.
She said: "It’s always good to stretch yourself and the youth of our team are very strong.
"Each season, the youth gets stronger and stronger so I’m looking forward to it."