SA netballer Rademan joins Celtic Dragons

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Lefebre RademanLefebre Rademan could face Wales for South Africa on 24 October in Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Celtic Dragons have announced South Africa attacker Lefebre Rademan as their first recruit ahead of the 2022 Netball Superleague season.

She is joined by 21-year-old defender Annabel Roddy, who has left Loughborough Lightning.

Rademan, 25, left London Pulse to move to the Cardiff-based team.

She joins former Pulse assistant coach Danielle Titmuss, who is now in charge in Cardiff following the summer departure of Tania Hoffman.

Wales internationals Leila Thomas, Clare Jones, Shona O'Dwyer, Eleanor Roberts, Celyn Emmanuel and Lucy Howells have opted to stay with Dragons too, while Laura Rudland, Katarina Short and Louise Marsden have also committed to them.

Fellow Wales international Georgia Rowe has also joined the Dragons after leaving Severn Stars.

Dragons won just one and lost 19 of their 20 games last season, finishing bottom of the table.

Titmuss was also head of Pulse's academy and in a career spanning 14 years, she has coached club, university, English pathway and franchise teams across the country, including a spell at state teams in Sydney, Australia and said on her appointment joining Celtic Dragons fulfilled a "lifelong ambition".

Dragons have also undergone a brand refresh before the new campaign.

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