Enter the dynamic realm of netball with Cardiff Dragons, Wales’ sole semi-professional team in the Netball Super League since its inception. These athletes are not just players; they are the driving force behind a legacy of excellence, showcasing skill and passion.
Meet some of the incredible individuals who make up the Cardiff Dragons and Wales Netball Feathers squad. From dazzling footwork to jaw-dropping shots, every moment with Cardiff Dragons is a thrilling spectacle that captivates fans.
Phillipa will once again pair up with Welsh Feathers teammate Georgia Rowe this season and this exciting new partnership is set to build following their success at the Netball World Cup. Phillipa was a Training Partner in 2023 and has been elevated to the 12 for 2024, following a string of standout performances for Dragons and Wales. Phillipa made her Netball World Cup debut in the first match of the competition and won the Player of the Match award after a dominant display against Trinidad and Tobago.
Georgia Rowe is back again for another season! After a dominant Netball World Cup with the Welsh Feathers, Georgia is certain to replicate her world-class shooting form this season for the Dragons. Georgia has notched up over 90% shooting accuracy for the past four seasons in the Netball Super League and displayed impressive performances against the best defenders in the world whilst in Cape Town, bagging herself a Player of the Match award. Georgia is currently the tallest member of the Cardiff Dragons squad, standing at 6ft 5 and putting her height to good use as Goal Shooter.
From Surrey Storm to Cardiff Dragons, Australian Defender Leah Middleton will wear the green dress in 2024. Leah played a key role for Surrey Storm last season, helping them secure a spot in the semi-finals. Leah notched up an impressive 18 interceptions, 42 deflections, and 44 turnovers for the season. Leah picked up the Player of the Match award at Cardiff Dragons’ December pre-season fixture. Roll on 2024!
Equally as deadly at Wing Attack or Goal Attack, Laura Rudland returns for her fourth season with Dragons and will take on the role of Vice-Captain. Laura had a solid 2023 season and stepped up to the Goal Attack position with ease when it mattered most for the Dragons! Laura brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and was a part of the Leadership Group last season. We are delighted to welcome Laura back to Cardiff Dragons once again!
Lucy Howells is back! Lucy debuted for Dragons in 2022 and is now back for 2024. Lucy can play across all three defensive positions (GD/GD/WD) and represented the Welsh Feathers at the Netball World Cup in Cape Town, displaying some solid performances against top-ranking opposition.
Beth Ecuyer-Dale joins us from Saracens Mavericks after graduating from their pathway and representing them for seven years. Beth made her NSL debut in 2020 and has gone from strength to strength. Beth made nine NSL appearances for the Mavericks in 2023, with 174 feeds, two intercepts, a deflection and three turnovers.
On Friday 23rd February, Cardiff Dragons are set to play Manchester Thunder in their first home fixture of the year. Want in the action? Head to https://cardiffdragons.com/ for tickets and information.