Celtic Dragons

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Celtic Dragons
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Founded 2005
Based in Cardiff, Wales
Home venue Sport Wales National Centre
Head coach Melissa Hyndman[1]
League Netball Superleague
2014 placing 5th
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The Cardiff based Celtic Dragons are part of the Netball Superleague (UK), which consists of the top eight netball teams in Wales and England, with the Dragons being the only team from Wales. Superleague teams members include international players from around the world. The teams compete against each other each week during the season, which runs from January to May. Most of the Dragon's home Superleague games are played at the Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens.[2][3] In the FIAT Netball Superleague 2009/2010 season, the Celtic Dragons finished in sixth position.[4] The Celtic Dragons enjoyed their most successful season in 2013, reaching the grand final before being edged out by Team Bath.[5] Lottisha Cato, Dragons’ powerful shooter from St Patricks in Grenada, is the only foreign player in the team, while all other players are Welsh.[6] The vocal club supporters are known as the 'green army'.[7]

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

2014 team[edit]

  • Cathy Bastian
  • Lorraine Betsy
  • Lottisha Cato
  • Suzanne Drane
  • Bethan Dyke
  • Sara Hale
  • Sioned Hiscocks
  • Nichola James
  • Nia Jones
  • Kyra Jones
  • Chelsea Lewis
  • Cara Lea Moseley
  • Jenna Murie
  • Emma Thomas
  • Stephanie Williams [8]

2014 Season Results[edit]

30 January Hertfordshire Mavericks  49 – 45 Celtic Dragons   

8 February Team Northumbria  62 – 52 Celtic Dragons   

10 February Celtic Dragons  61 – 41 Loughborough Lightning   

17 February Celtic Dragons  48 – 69 Surrey Storm   

22 February Celtic Dragons  51 – 54 Manchester Thunder   

28 February Team Bath  62 – 62 Celtic Dragons   

7 March Yorkshire Jets  67 – 70 Celtic Dragons   

14 March Celtic Dragons  44 – 51 Hertfordshire Mavericks   

20 March Loughborough Lighning  48 – 65 Celtic Dragons   

22 March Celtic Dragons  76 – 41 Team Northumbria   

29 March Surrey Storm  63 – 62 Celtic Dragons   

5 April Manchester Thunder  63 – 52 Celtic Dragons   

7 April Celtic Dragons  70 – 52 Yorkshire Jets   

12 April Celtic Dragons  57 – 56 Team Bath   

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2015 team[edit]

The 2015 team as published on the official Celtic Dragons website.[10]

Celtic Dragons netball team
Player Position(s) Age
Suzy Drane (C) C, WA 28
Cara Lea Moseley (C) GS, GS, WA 26
Steph Williams GD, WD 26
Nia Jones WD, GD 22
Georgia Rowe GK 20
Cathy Bastian C, WA, WD 22
Bethan Dyke WA 19
Sara Bell GA 24
Sarah Llewelyn GS, GA 18
Kelly Morgan GK 27
Emma Thomas GA 23
Fern Davies GD, WD 18
Lateisha Kidner GK, GD 21
Elizabeth Penfold GK, GD 20
Carly Lewis C, WD 21
Katie Llewellyn C, WA 20
Sophie Morgan C, WA 22
Chelsea Lewis GS, GA 21
Beth Millar GS, GA 23

See also[edit]

Netball Superleague
Netball in Wales
Sport in Cardiff
Welsh Netball Association

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Sport
  2. ^ "Celtic Dragons - Welsh Netball - Pêl-rwyd Cymru". Welsh Netball Association website. Welsh Netball Association. 2010. Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Superleague Season 08/09". England Netball website. England Netball. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Celtic Dragons: the FIAT Netball Superleague". Netball Superleague website. Netball Superleague. 2011. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Wales Online, Retrieved 04/01/2014
  6. ^ Welsh Online
  7. ^ Celtic Dragons Netball, 04/01/2015
  8. ^ superleague/results/celtic-dragons-61-41-loughborough-lightning_89_1991 England Netball, Retrieved 04/01/2015
  9. ^ England Netball, Retrieved 05/01/2015 Archived 5 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Website Retrieved 04/01/2015