10 April 2020

Vitality Netball Superleague club Celtic Dragons put playing squad on furlough

Celtic Dragons are the the latest Vitality Netball Superleague club to put their players on furlough. 

They are now the fourth club to do so following Manchester Thunder, Surrey Storm and Saracens Mavericks. 

The 10-team competition was suspended on March 19 and has since been postponed until at least April 30. The board are set to review the future of netball this month. 

Wales' only professional side have put their players on the Government's job retention scheme to 'protect the franchise and its programmes'. 

They said in a statement: "Our focus remains keeping our athletes, staff and volunteers safe and well."

Welsh Netball and Celtic Dragons chief executive Sarah Jones said the decision had not be taken lightly. 

"Having had a discussion with all Celtic Dragons players and staff the decision to furlough the players for the time being was agreed.

"I also want to say a huge thank you to all Celtic Dragons players and staff who have been supportive in this difficult time and have approached this with maturity and understanding."

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