Celtic Dragons coach Tania Hoffman.

Sunshine Girl Latanya Has Turned Into a Celtic Dragon

Celtic Dragons welcome fellow Vitality Netball Superleague clubs Team Bath and London Pulse to South Wales this Saturday (February 8).

Rebekah Robinson and Latanya Wilson, Dragons two import players from Jamaica, are with the team and are playing this weekend.

Robinson and Wilson, the Dragons’ two 2020 import players, have already made a big impression in the green dress, helping the team to the semi-finals of the 2019 British Fast 5 All-Stars tournament. 

Sunshine Girlz defender Latanya Wilson has signed a one year deal with Welsh team Celtic Dragon, a contract which can be extended through next season.

The former Gaynstead High pupil also studied entertainment and culture at the University of the West Indies.

Teenager Wilson was part of the Jamaican squad who defeated England 70-66 in the Netball Nations Cup semi-finals at London’s Copper Box.

Jamaica went through to the final and played New Zealand, taking the silver medal after a 56-67 defeat.

Dragons are now focused on their tri-tournament featuring Team Bath and London Pulse and head coach Tania Hoffman said: “We’re starting 2020 with a bang.

“Things are really starting to take shape now and we are focusing on starting strongly at Arena Birmingham against Storm on 22 February.

“It is wonderful to have Rebekah and Latanya back with us and the squad has given them a great ‘croeso’ back to Wales. It’s particularly exciting to see that Latanya broke into the Sunshine Girlz squad for the Nations Cup.”

The tri-tournament will feature three matches each, comprising four 10-minute quarters and will be one of the final pieces of preparation for the teams involved ahead of the new Vitality Netball Superleague season starting on February 22 at the ‘Big Season Opener’ in Arena Birmingham when Dragons will face Surrey Storm.

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Celtic Dragons. ©Steve Pope Sportingwales

Tickets are on sale for Dragons’ tri-tournament and are priced at £10 for adults and £7 for children for three games.

Tickets for all Celtic Dragons 2020 games are available here via Ticketline. Dragons’ first home game will be on 29 February at 4pm against Team Bath at the Sport Wales National Centre.

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Celtic Dragons fixtures 2020 (19 regular season rounds)

February 

Saturday 22: Celtic Dragons v Surrey Storm (Arena Birmingham, 12.45pm)

Saturday 29: Celtic Dragons v Team Bath (Viola Arena, 4pm)

March

Monday 9: London Pulse v Celtic Dragons (Copper Box Arena, 7pm)

Monday 16: Celtic Dragons v Strathclyde Sirens (Sports Wales National Centre, 7pm)

Saturday 21: Manchester Thunder v Celtic Dragons (Belle Vue, 5pm)

Saturday 28: Celtic Dragons v Saracens Mavericks (Sports Wales National Centre, 4pm)

Action: Surrey Storm (blue) v Celtic Dragons last season.

April

Monday 6: Severn Stars v Celtic Dragons (Gloucester University, 7pm)

Friday 10: Loughborough Lightning v Celtic Dragons (Sir David Wallace Arena, 7pm)

Monday 13: Celtic Dragons v Loughborough Lightning (Sport Wales National Centre, 7pm)

Saturday 18: Surrey Storm v Celtic Dragons (Surrey Sports Park, 6pm)

Saturday 25: Celtic Dragons v Wasps (Viola Arena, 4pm)

Wednesday 29: Team Bath v Celtic Dragons (Team Bath Arena, 7.30pm)

May

Saturday 2: Celtic Dragons v London Pulse (Viola Arena, 4pm)

Saturday 9: Strathclyde Sirens v Celtic Dragons (Emirates Arena, 2pm)

Saturday 16: Celtic Dragons v Manchester Thunder (Sport Wales National Centre, 4pm)

Saturday 23: Saracens Mavericks v Celtic Dragons (Hertfordshire Sports Village, 4pm)

Saturday 30: Celtic Dragons v Severn Stars (Sport Wales National Centre, 4pm)

June

Saturday 6: Celtic Dragons v Surrey Storm (Viola Arena, 4pm)

Monday 15: Wasps v Celtic Dragons (University of Warwick, 7pm)

Saturday 27: Knockout semi-finals (Venue to be confirmed)

July

Saturday 4: Grand final (Venue to be confirmed, 5.30pm)

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