SWINDON’S Shona O’Dwyer has signed a new deal with Netball Superleague side, Celtic Dragons.

Mid-courter O’Dwyer has made a big impact in both Superleague and international netball since joining from Severn Stars at the beginning of last season.

As well as making her Superleague debut at Severn Stars, she has represented Wales in three age group Netball Europe competitions.

Most recently, O’Dwyer led Wales U21 at the 2019 Netball Europe tournament in Worcester, captaining the team to wins over Scotland and Northern Ireland in their silver-medal finish.

Although the 2020 season was cut short, O’Dwyer still enjoyed her time with the Dragons and is looking forward to what lies ahead in 2021.

She said: “The environment created by the coaching team and players promoted progression and development and we began to build some strong strategies and put them onto court.

“As a result, I was extremely keen to re-sign for Dragons this season and continue the work we had started last year.”

Tania Hoffman, Dragons’ Director of Netball, was pleased to see the return of the ambitious young wing-attack-centre.

She said: “Shona is a fantastic young player and she will be a big part of our plans for the coming year.

“She exemplifies the kind of netball we want to play. Fast, decisive and assertive.

“With a great club career at Hucclecote, having been around the Superleague for a few seasons and breaking into the Welsh senior set-up, Shona has experience beyond her years.”