4 Results for month: 07/2015

England announce biggest ever sponsorship deal

England Netball is proud to announce Vitality as its new principal sponsor. Vitality, the health and life insurer that rewards healthy living, will be the long term principal sponsor of the England Netball Team. Vitality branding will feature on the England Team kit as they compete at the Netball World Cup alongside the other top 15 international netball nations from 7th – 16th August. Tracey Neville, England Netball Head Coach comments: "It is absolutely fantastic that a well-recognised company such as Vitality who are so committed to improving people’s health and wellbeing, have partnered with England Netball. This partnership has a perfect fit and the support of Vitality will go a long way to ensure we can build the best platform to develop netball and encourage women to participate for years to come." Jo Adams, England Netball CEO: "We are delighted that the successes we have achieved as a ... More

Thunder Summer Camp Coaching Line up Released

On Wednesday it was announced centre courter Laura Malcolm would feature at all our July summer camps. We can now exclusively reveal that she will be joined by five time NPL winning coach Paul Harper each day. Plus we have secured Chelsea Pitman on both Hartford CE High School camps and Thursday at Wright Robinson, before she says goodbye to Thunder and joins Mojo Pulse in New Zealand.  Thunder defender, Jodie Gibson, will join the coaching team on Friday the 24th of July at Wright Robinson. Finally, taking a short break from preparations for the World Cup, Thunder assistant coach and England Technical coach, Karen Greig will feature on Wednesday 22nd July at Wright Robinson.To be coached by this fantastic line-up secure your place and BOOK NOW More

Laura Malcolm to coach at July Summer Camps

Laura Malcolm confirmed as a coach on all July summer camps. Manchester Thunder and England centre courter, Laura Malcolm, will be coaching on all the Thunder summer camps this July. Malcolm, who starred for Thunder at wing defence this season is looking forward to coaching potential Thunder stars of the future. She said: “It is great to get out into the community and work with netball at its grass roots. It gives the Thunder players and coaches chance to give something back and we love meeting our young fans. The Thunder camps have become very popular and places fill very quickly, so be quick and come and join us, you too can learn to play the Thunder way.” Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st are at Hartford CE Secondary School in Northwich and only have five places left on each day. Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th July are at Thunder’s home venue, Wright Robinson Sports College, where there are less than 10 places ... More

Catch up with Sara Bayman

Denise Evans caught up with Thunder captain Sara Bayman - who is in the middle of intense World Cup preparations - for a quick Q&A session. The 30-year-old was talking after England's 41-65 win over an England Select side in Huddersfield.Sara - and fellow Black and Yellows team-mate Helen Housby - will head out to Sydney at the end of the month, ahead of netball's biggest competition, which starts on August 7.As one of the most experienced members in Tracey Neville 12-player squad, with more than 50 caps to her name, Sara will look to draw on her time playing on the international stage to help England lift the World Cup for the first time.How is WC preparation going?We've been trying out a lot of different combinations in these warm up matches and in training. I think our basic errors have been letting us down a bit and that's disappointing but at some point I know we will click and get it together. ... More