WELSH international Rebecca Baker has joined Celtic Dragons for the upcoming Vitality Netball Superleague season.

Baker, 23, from Cross Keys, broke into the Welsh senior squad in 2017 and has represented her country on five occasions.

Prior to that she represented Wales Under-21 at the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana.

Baker plays her club netball for Team Bath Toucans and local side Risca Netball Club, said she has had her sights set on playing Superleague netball for a long time.

“Dragons have been a team that I always watched growing up, so it means a lot to me to be a part of this team,” she said.

“I love the work ethic and culture that the Dragons have created, and I want to learn and build from other players.

“I have watched many amazing athletes in this team grow and inspire others and I want to do the same.

“I want to be the best athlete I can be and show that anything is possible.”

Tania Hoffman, Celtic Dragons’ director of netball, was pleased to be bringing Baker into her Superleague side.

She said: “Rebecca is a very talented and very hard working young netballer and I’m excited to see her take her opportunities in the Superleague set-up.

“Being a part of our Superleague environment will be a fantastic experience for Rebecca and give her the platform to take her game to the next level.

“I think she will flourish training and playing alongside our more experienced athletes and it will be exciting to see how she gets on in 2021.”

This is Dragons’ seventh signing of the 2021 signing window as the side look to improve on their start to the 2020 season, which was curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sophie Morgan, Laura Rudland, Shona O’Dwyer, Clare Jones, Abby Tyrrell and Amy Clinton have all joined Baker in bolstering the Welsh side's ranks.