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Flying the flag for Army Netball

The England Roses won four out of four matches at the Netball Europe Open Championships 17 to retain their title in Cardiff.

This year’s Championships saw three players from the Army compete. Private Fern Davies represented Wales while Lance Corporal Adi Bolakoro and Corporal Alisis Nawele took to the court for Fiji.

Pte Fern Davies joined The Royal Logistic Corps in 2014. Already having her first cap for the Welsh U19’s squad she was quickly utilised in The RLC and Army Netball Teams.

With her talent not going unnoticed, she gained her first senior cap for Wales in 2014 at the age of 18.

Pte Davies was invited to attend the Army Sports Awards in 2015; this is where she placed as runner up in the ‘Rising Star’ category.

It was during this year that she was able to play for The RLC at inter-corps where the team placed as runner’s up and then for the Army at the Inter-Service Championships, where she came away a champion.

In 2016, Pte Davies was awarded RLC Young Sportswomen of the Year. She also signed for the Celtic Dragons and has worked tirelessly to help raise the profile of netball within the Army.

When she finally gets some ‘down time’, Pte Davies usually finds herself playing rugby and competes in athletics for the UK Armed Forces. She is the current champion in the 100m hurdles ‘ an all-round athlete!

Thanks to Netball Magazine for the reproduction of this article in part

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On Wednesday 14 October, The RLC Individual and Team Orienteering Championships took place on Mytchett Training Area. 115 competitors from 27 units took on a score event in which individuals had one hour to reach as many of the 24 checkpoints as possible. The four team members who score the highest points count towards the team result, where teams tie on points, the team with the fastest time to score those points wins.

Congratulations to all who were involved and well done to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood who were the champion male team, 162 Regiment RLC who were the champion female team and Army Drivers Northern Ireland (152 Regiment RLC) the champion Reserve team.

Lieutenant Huw Stradling was the overall winner, closely followed by Major Richard Barrett in second and Captain Terry Furlong took third place. Major Sophie Spenser-Small was the female winner with Lieutenant Colonel S Braine and Colonel Lucy Giles hot on her heels.

For more information about getting involved in orienteering, contact your respective sports officer or visit baoc.info
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