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Leila Thomas to miss 2023 NSL season

Leila Thomas of Celtic Dragons at Resorts World Arena, Birmingham. Credit: Ben Lumley.

Celtic Dragons have today confirmed that Leila Thomas will miss the 2023 Netball Super League season on medical grounds.

Former Wales international Thomas reunited with Celtic Dragons in 2020 after a spell with Team Bath. Thomas had previously played for Dragons in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Thomas, who plays both GD and GK was a key part of the Celtic Dragons’ defensive unit in the 2022 season and represented Wales at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Head of Elite for Wales Netball and Celtic Dragons, Sara Moore stated: “Leila was a highly valued member of the Celtic Dragons squad and we wish her all the best in the future. Ultimately, our athletes’ health and wellbeing is the most important thing, and we respect Leila’s decision”

Head Coach Dannii Titmuss-Morris said: “Leila will be missed this season and we are saddened that she will not be representing the franchise, but everyone at the club wishes her a speedy recovery.”

Celtic Dragons begin the 2023 campaign at the Season Opener at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on Saturday 11 February where they’ll take on reigning champions, Manchester Thunder.

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