Celtic Dragons

The Cardiff based Celtic Dragons are part of the Netball Superleague (UK), which consists of the top ten netball teams in Wales, Scotland and England, with the Dragons being the only team from Wales. The vocal club supporters are known as the 'green army'.[1]

Celtic Dragons
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Founded2005
Based inCardiff, Wales
Home venueSport Wales National Centre
Head coachTrish Wilcox
LeagueNetball Superleague
2018 placing10th
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HistoryEdit

The Celtic Dragons was founded in 2005 in partnership with Welsh Netball Association and England Netball. The Dragons struggled throughout many of their Netball Superleague seasons finishing below top five until 2013, when they found success through the signing of towering Grenadian shooter Lottisha Cato. They reached the grand final that year, losing out against English powerhouses Team Bath.

2016 SeasonEdit

The 2016 season saw the loss of Welsh internationals, Chelsea Lewis to Team Bath for a second season and Nia Jones who took a break from netball to concentrate on her football career. The dragons signed Fijian internationals Afa Rusivakula and Episake Kahatoka in replacement for Lewis and Jones. The Dragons also made a big money move for star Centre, Melissa Steingass, who dominated the court throughout the season.

2017 SeasonEdit

The 2017 season saw the departure of Georgia Rowe and Evrie Brierton to Team Northumbria, Becky Oatley to newcomers Severn Stars and Afa Rusivakula to Northern Stars (netball) in New Zealand. In return, saw the signing of kiwi midcourter Stacey Peters from the Southern Steel and experienced Calypso shooter Khalifa McColin. The Dragons displayed some spirited netball, especially their home game against Scottish-based Sirens (netball) which was televised on Sky Sports.

Most of the Dragon's home Superleague games are played at the Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens.

 
Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

2020 SeasonEdit

2020 Celtic Dragons roster
Players Coaching staff
Nat. Name Position(s) DoB Height
  Abby Tyrrell GK, GD 23 September 1997 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  Adi Bolakoro GK, GD, WD 3rd April 1985 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  Leila Thomas GK, GD 24 April 1998 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  Paige Kindred GD, WD 8 October 1995 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  Amy Clinton GA, GS 25 September 1997 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  Shona O'Dwyer C, WA 20 January 1998 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
  Rebekah Robinson GA, GS 23 January 1995 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  Latanya Wilson GD, GK
  Sophie Morgan (netball) WA, GA
  Brittany Coleman GA, GS 2 December 1997 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Head coach
  • Tania Hoffman



Notes
  • (c) – Captain
  • (cc) – Co-captain
  • (vc) – Vice-captain
  •   – Injury / maternity leave
  • (TRP) – Temporary Replacement Player
Player profiles: Team website Last updated: 23 Dec 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Celtic Dragons Netball, 04/01/2015". Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.