UKAF netball team
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UKAF Netballers Win International Tournament

The UK Armed Forces team won all six games at the Netball Europe Invitational.

UKAF netball team

The team won all their matches at the competition, with Dee Bolakoro winning player of the tournament (Picture: UK Armed Forces Netball/Facebook).

The UK Armed Forces (UKAF) netball team have won the Netball Europe Invitational competition.

The event was an international competition run by the International Netball Federation (INF) held in the Isle of Man.

UKAF won all six games at the competition.

Their first game came against Gibraltar and a 34-31 scoreline secured the win.

Also on the opening day, the team beat Ireland 36-30 to make it two victories from two.

Their third game came on day two of the tournament as the Isle Of Man were dispatched by 40-33.

A 61-27 win against a team from the Caymen Islands was followed by a 38-36 victory against Emirates.

On the final day, the UKAF players defeated Israel by 59 points to 28 to confirm their 100% record.

The team boasted four internationals - Sergeant Ellie Nawale and Lance Corporal Dee Bolakoro play for Fiji and have just finished their first season with Celtic Dragons.

Julie Dolman, Linda Cairney and Sarah Ness
The UKAF management team (l-r): Assistant Coach, Julie Dolman, Head Coach Lt Cdr Linda Cairney and Team Manager, Sgt Sarah Ness (Picture: UKAF Netball).

Joining UKAF at the competition was the Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar, the United Arab Emirates, Isle of Man, Israel and the Cayman Islands.

Malta had been due to participate but had to pull out.

The winning UKAF squad in full was as follows:

Sgt Ellie Nawele, Fg Off Hannah Fray, Cpl Haylee Curtis, Sgt Nordia Masters, 2 Lt Hollie Dixon, LWtr Megan Bailey, FS Claire Bullen, LCpl Adi Bolakoro, LCpl Fern Davies, LCpl Melissa Price, Lt Anna Mulderrig, Capt Samantha James, SAC Ashleigh Davies, Capt Rachel Hockenhull, Lt Katherine Chadwick.

UKAF netball squad
(Picture: UKAF Netball).