Performance Pathway Coaching Team 2020/21

Manchester Thunder’s Performance Pathway programme aims to find, inspire and develop the next generation of leading netballers for Thunder, the North West and England.

To achieve this, we have put together what we are confident is an outstanding Performance Pathway Support Team for 2019/2020.

Under the guidance and direction of our Director of Netball Karen Greig, they will be led by Pathway Head Coach Alex Young. You can contact Alex by email at

Here are the details of our team:

Name Position
Jennifer Fields U21 Head coach
Victoria Knights U21 Assistant Coach
Georgina Davies U21 Assistant Coach
Lauren Palmer U19 Head coach
Ashley Taylor U19 Assistant Coach
Alison Sharp U17 Head Coach
Jaclyn Leach U17 Assistant Coach
Clair Christy U17 Assistant Coach
Jessica Finan U17 Development Coach
Nikki Kendrick U17 Development Coach
Georgina Davies Futures Head Coach
Geraldine Williams Futures Assistant Coach
Simon Coombs Futures Development Coach
Dee Shorrock Futures Development Coach
Lauren Palmer U15 Head coach
Sophie Austin U15 Assistant Coach
Phil Owen U15 Assistant Coach
Emily Cowell U15 Assistant Coach
Clair Christy U14 Head Coach
Nat Kerrigan U14 Assistant Coach
Abby Chamberlain U14 Assistant Coach
Mark Lees U14 Development Coach
Phil Owen Youth Head Coach
Imogen Turner Youth Assistant Coach
Jessie Fowler Youth Assistant Coach
Lauren Watson Youth Assistant Coach
Eliza Morgan Youth Assistant Coach
Leanne Hobin Youth Development Coach
Katie Cox Youth Development Coach
Amy Kervin Youth Development Coach
Abby Chamberlain Bees Head Coach
Charley Youds-McDowall Bees Assistant Coach
Polly Logan Bees Assistant Coach
Jo Dempsey Bees Assistant Coach
Lynne Barnett Bees Assistant Coach
Suzanne Bass Bees Assistant Coach
Betsan Eratt Bees Development Coach
Milly Graham Bees Development Coach
Alicia Johnson Bees Development Coach
Phil Thomas Franchise Team Manager
Emma Langshaw Pathway
Nat Kerrigan Pathway