THREE Welsh internationals will be in the Severn Stars squad for the 2019-20 season.

New additions Nia Jones, 27, and Bethan Dyke, 24, join goal shooter Georgia Rowe who has signed for another campaign.

Defender Jones has 36 caps for Wales and played for her national youth teams since the age of 15.

She helped Wales to senior Netball Europe gold in 2013 and represented her country at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Mid-courter Dyke, of Bridgend, has 43 caps and also represented them at the two Commonwealth Games and the 2015 Netball World Cup.

They have both arrived from Celtic Dragons.

Rowe, 24, who has 33 caps for Wales, enjoyed her debut season with Stars last year with a consistently high shooting percentage. 

Stars head coach Melissa Bessell said: “Working alongside these three again is a dream for me.

"I know them all very well and what they are capable of.

"Georgia has been performing well and I’m looking forward to pushing her and watching her develop more in the shooting circle. 

"Nia has to be one of the most passionate netballers I have had the pleasure of working with.

"It is going to be a dynamic, powerful and spine-tingling defensive display this season. 

"Nia’s tenacious, positive attitude and energy will enhance what we have this season.

"Bethan is going to be one to watch this season.

"Her movement is beautiful to watch and along with her ability with the ball will bring something special to Stars this season.”

Jones said: “I’m super excited to play for Stars!

"The move to Stars is a step out of my comfort zone but it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into.

“Hopefully I can bring some energy, tenacity and leadership to an already great team.

"I love the art of defending and I hope opposition players dread marking me because they know it will be a tough contest.

“I genuinely believe, with the league becoming more and more competitive each season a team like Stars can begin challenging the traditional top-four teams for a spot in the finals. 

“They have progressed each season and proven that on their day they can beat any team in the league. 

"That to me shows not only a good training environment but also a strong winning mindset and ambition.

"I have been friends and team-mates with Georgia and Beth for a number of years so I think knowing one another’s strengths, triggers and traits around matches or training will benefit us as a franchise.”

Dyke said: “I am looking forward to the challenge ahead, being part of a fresh environment and working with new players. 

“I hope to bring composure, speed and experience to the squad.

“I am feeling extremely positive and excited about the season ahead — that we can build on the successful season that Severn Stars had last year and challenge for top four this year. I can’t wait to get started!”

Rowe said: “I really feel I made some big steps last year in my performance so I’m looking forward to continuing this next season.

“I’m excited to be working with Melissa again.

"She was my first ever coach who introduced me to the game and taught me the basics of being a player, a professional and a team player.

"Melissa knows how to bring out my strengths and how to push me so I think it’s going to be good for me to be working under her again.

Rowe said she hoped the team could move higher up the table this campaign. 

“That’s going to happen through consistency of performances and being disciplined,” she added.

“The main thing we took away is that we can perform against the best and be the best so that’s really exciting going into this next season.”