Golden ticket allows United Services to branch out

United services netball team won an award from the Mars Milk Fund.
United services netball team won an award from the Mars Milk Fund.

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United Services have received a funding boost as they look to make their mark at national level.

The Gosport-based outfit was established in 2012, to encourage military and civilian teamwork through netball.

They now have more than 60 members and provide regular coaching and matches.

The next target is to step up the development of players by entering competitions across the country.

They can now look to achieve that, thanks to a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Fund.

Club owner Linda Harris believes it is a great chance to show how players from different backgrounds can shine together.

She said: ‘We have a strong ethos of diversity and inclusion, with Fijian, New Zealand, Caribbean and British members, with both civilian and military backgrounds.

‘To compete against teams nationally would be amazing and would show that anything is possible if you choose to get along as a team.

‘With this donation from the MARS Milk Fund we can afford the entry fees and travel costs for all our teams to enter national tournaments throughout the year.’

The MARS Milk Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to try something new or spend more time playing their favourite sport or hobby.

See the website for more details.