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Cardiff Dragons unveil 2024 midcourt with four new players

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Elle Mcdonald of Leeds Rhinos during the Netball Super League 2023 Season Opener at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on February 11, 2023 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images for England Netball)

Cardiff Dragons have today unveiled their midcourt for the 2024 season, which sees a wholesale change with four new player signings.

Former Dragons captain Nia Jones returns for the Green Army alongside Elle McDonald, Beth Ecuyer-Dale, and South African Khanyisa Chawane who also make their way to Cardiff this season.

Nia Jones

Nia made her debut for Dragons back in 2013 and is now back to the newly rebranded Cardiff Dragons hoping to add to her 64 appearances for the club. During the summer Nia captained the Welsh Feathers at the Netball World Cup, securing a closely fought ninth place over Home Nations rivals Scotland. A dual international for both netball and football Nia is relishing a return to the only Welsh side in the league.

 

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Elle McDonald

Nia is joined in the midcourt by former Leeds Rhinos’ teammate Elle McDonald.

An experienced SSN player in Australia Elle has played for both the Melbourne Vixens and Adelaide Thunderbirds. Last season Elle moved to England to play for Leeds Rhinos and was selected to represent England’s Vitality Roses, where she made her debut for the side in January 2023. Elle has recently been selected to represent the Roses again on their tour to New Zealand later this month.

Beth Ecuyer-Dale

After representing Saracens Mavericks for seven years, playing in their pathway and Netball Super League team, Beth Ecuyer-Dale has made the move to Cardiff Dragons.

Beth made her NSL debut in 2020 and has gone from strength to strength, known for her impressive work rate and characteristic flair.

Khanyisa Chawane

Chawane makes the move from South Africa to Wales for the 2024 season. The well known SPAR Proteas international has been a part of her national side, contributing to their success to finish fourth in the 2019 Netball World Cup (NWC) as well as playing in the 2023 NWC held in her home country.

The versatile midcourter is no stranger to the Super League, having signed previously for Team Bath in the 2020 season, which was cut short by COVID.

You can keep up to date with all the 2024 squads and signings here.

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