4 Results for month: 12/2015

Thunder NPL Squad Announced

The Manchester Thunder NPL squad has been chosen following two competitive trial sessions.Head coach Paul Harper will be joined by Suzy Ashworth in the coaching set-up for the 2016 season. The squad includes Amy Clinton and Beccy Hoult, who have also been named in the Black and Yellows Superleague squad.Harper said: "I'm really pleased with the squad that we have selected for the forthcoming season. The squad is a mixture of experienced athletes with new talent, that has come through from our strong youth development." He added: "Suzy's coaching experience will be an asset to myself and the squad. here's top another successful season". Phil Thomas will continue as Team Manager. NPL Squad​Susie ArmstrongAmy CarterTaylor CullenJess DaleIona DarrochLeia GriffinKate HillNicole MalloyElia McCormickChloe ShepherdLucy StevensonAbigail TyrrellHannah WilliamsBeccy Hoult​Amy Clinton NPL Training SquadVicto... More

Five Thunder Players Selected in England Squad

Five Thunder players have been included in the England Roses squad to play Australia in the international test series in January.Natalie Haythornthwaite, Jodie Gibson, Helen Housby, Laura Malcolm and Sara Bayman have all been picked in the 12-player squad for the three matches in London and Liverpool.Black and Yellows captain Bayman has been chosen by England and former Thunder coach Tracey Neville to skipper her country. England Netball is delighted to announce the squad to face Australia in the three-match Vitality Netball International Series next month.​The team will welcome Australia for the first test in Liverpool at the Echo Arena on January 20th, then they’ll move to London and the Copper Box Arena on January 22nd and 24th. The squad selected to represent the Roses is as follows:Sara Bayman - Captain, Jade Clarke – Vice-Captain, Ama Agbeze, Eboni Beckford-Chambers, Sasha Corbin, Rachel Dunn, Jodie Gibson, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Helen Housby, ... More

Thunder Squad named for 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague Season

Dan Ryan has named his Manchester Thunder squad for the 2016 Vitality Superleague season.New signings Natalie Haythornthwaite, Malysha Kelly and Liana Leota join a 15-player Thunder squad that is a mix of youth and experience. Young shooter Amy Clinton's good form in the Next Generation and Mike Greenwood Trophy pre-season tournaments has been rewarded with a call-up to the Superleague team. Beccy Hoult is also making the step up from the NPL squad. She joins a number of senior players with international experience, including Jamaican defender Kelly, Silver Fern Leota and several England-capped players. Roses centre-courter Sara Bayman will once again captain the Black and Yellows.​Ryan, who will lead Thunder in his debut Superleague season, says he is 'really happy' with his final squad and that it is 'placed exactly where we want to be' with just under two months to go before the season opener. He said: "I believe we have everything we need to be really ... More

MGT 2015 – Write Up

Team Bath won the fourth annual Mike Greenwood Trophy, after beating hosts Manchester Thunder in the final. The tournament was set up to honour the memory of the former Black and Yellows coach, who died in 2011. Thunder went undefeated throughout the five round-Robin matches - all against Superleague teams - but ultimately lost the title they were bidding to win for the fourth time in a row. Coach Dan Ryan, who joined the side as head coach in the summer, said: "It was a disappointing end to what had been a great day.Before that match we'd produced some really good netball but just couldn't put it together in the final. Full credit to Team Bath, they came at us with a real sense of purpose and restricted us on what we were trying to do out there. I think fatigue has played a part in it but no excuses. We were outplayed by a better team on the day and we can take a lot of lessons from that ... More