Show of Force for Team Milligan

Teamforce turn out for the fundraising tournament
Teamforce turn out for the fundraising tournament
Vixens finished second in the All About Netball League

Dramatic finish to league season

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Kelly Brown has spoken of her pride after Teamforce’s emphatic show of support for Alex Milligan.

Milligan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November at the age of 28.

Teamforce show their support with #TeamMilligan T-shirts

Teamforce show their support with #TeamMilligan T-shirts

Her Portsmouth club recently held a fancy dress fundraising tournament in her name.

And it was a huge success, attracting 54 players and raising more than £600 for the treatment of leukemia.

Coach Brown said: ‘Watching some of the girls play in their costumes was brilliant.

‘My particular favourites were the Nemo, Queen of Hearts and Ugly Stepsisters!

‘I was quite overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of everyone at the club and that’s not just the players but their friends and families, too.

‘There was an incredible atmosphere, so friendly, so supportive and all of for a great cause.

‘The raffle was a big hit among the girls, with all of them desperate to win either the netballs, the MAC make up or the huge bars of chocolate!’

Bethany Young, along with other members of the club, baked cakes – which kept the girls all going for the evening and helped boost the coffers.

The club hope the funds raised with grow further once final sponsor money has been collected.

The premier division one side have proved their team-mate is never far from their thoughts with #teammilligan T-shirts.

Brown added: ‘I continue to be incredibly proud of my club, especially the junior players who, despite not all knowing Alex personally, continue to ask after her and avidly follow her blog with the rest of us.

‘The support from around the courts shows just how popular Alex is – everyone wishes her a speedy recovery.’

Check out Milligan’s blog at alexisallin.com