SWINDON’S Shona O’Dwyer has earned a place in the Wales senior netball squad for 2020.

O’Dywer’s call-up comes after she captained her country to a silver medal at the Netball Europe U21 Championship in the autumn.

Off the back of that success, O’Dwyer was asked to take part in extensive trials with the senior squad, which proved a success as she has won selection for the coming year.

Rachel Bayley, Welsh Netball’s head of performance said: “I would like to congratulate all of the athletes who have been selected for the 2020 Wales senior squad and thank everyone who participated in the trials process.

“The coming season will see preparations towards the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the 2023 World Cup escalate and I know that after such a successful 2019, this new group of athletes will be hungry to compete on court and continue our excellent run of form.

“I would like to thank the voluntary coaching staff, selectors and umpires for their hard working in conducting the trials and we all look forward to seeing this group in action over the coming months.”

As well as winning a selection for the Wales senior side, O’Dwyer has also been named in the Celtic Dragons squad for the coming Superleague season.

O’Dwyer has spent the last two years in the Superleague playing for Worcester side Severn Stars but is looking forward to joining up with Cardiff-based Dragons for the 2020 season.

Announcing O’Dwyer’s arrival at the Dragons, a club statement read: “Joining Dragons is another young player ready to take the league by storm, Shona O’Dwyer.

“O’Dwyer captained Wales U21 at the recent Netball Europe U21 Championship where she led the team to victories over Scotland and Northern Ireland, earning Wales a silver medal in doing so.

“She joins Dragons from Severn Stars where she enjoyed a great season earlier in 2019.”

The new Superleague season gets under way in February.