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Vitality Netball Superleague Fixtures 2017

Manchester Thunder will begin their 2017 Superleague season with an away trip to Loughborough Lightning.The Black and Yellows will then head to Birmingham's Genting Arena to play in the Super 10 Day in the second round, which replaces last season's Super Saturday at the same venue. The Emma Dovey-led team will take to the court in the West Midlands to face defending champions Surrey Storm.Two home games then follow against new side Scottish Sirens and Welsh outfit Celtic Dragons. April is set to be a busy month, with Thunder involved in six matches, including a trip to Bath and Scotland. May is likely to be a key period in the season, with Thunder playing new franchises Wasps at home and Severn Stars away. Thunder then finish the regular season with two home games against Team Bath and Stars.The play-offs will take place on the same weekend, with the semi finals on June 10 and the grand final on June 11.Click Here to view the Fixtures for the season. More

Emma Dovey named as Captain

Emma Dovey has been selected as Manchester Thunder captain for the 2017 Superleague season.The defender will be supported by co-vice captains Kerry Almond and Kathryn Turner.Dovey is one of Thunder's most experienced players, and takes the reigns from long-term skipper Sara Bayman, who has signed for New Zealand side Central Pulse.She will lead a 12-strong squad brimming with youth and experience, which includes Jamaican international Marvadene Anderson and Silver Fern Liana Leota.​The 25-year-old said of her new appointment with the Black and Yellows: “I am very honoured to be captain of Manchester Thunder for the 16/17 season. Obviously we have had a lot of change within the team this year but we are excited with our new signings, and I'm looking forward to leading our new-look team for what is set to be a very exciting Superleague season.” More

Karen Greig completes her 2017 Manchester Thunder squad

Coach Karen Greig has named her final four players to complete the 2017 Manchester Thunder squad.Paige Kindred, Beccy Hoult, Sophie Morgan and Dani Bloomfield have been selected to play for the Black and Yellows next season.All four have previous Superleague experience and will bring a mixture of youth and raw talent to the team.Now her final 12 is complete, Greig is focused on pre-season and is ready to work on blending her squad, which is a balance of youth and experience.“I am really pleased with the squad that we have pulled together,” she said. “The blend of youth, experience and styles is what I am excited about the most. I really believe over the next four months of pre-season we can solidify and create a tight night performance environment which will see us challenging those top four play-off spots.”Defender Kindred will be hoping to secure a more consistent place in the team, after being on the fringes for a couple of seasons. Greig ... More

Big Signings for Thunder

Liana Leota is to return to the Thunder fold with Jamaican international Marvadene Anderson joining the squad for 2017. Silver Fern Leota will act as player-coach while Sunshine Girl Anderson will slot in at shooter. Wing attack specialist Leota, whose debut season with the Black and Yellows was hampered by injury, will bring vital experience to the Thunder squad. Anderson, who stands at an incredible 6ft 11.5 inches and was once the tallest teenager in the world, is included in the Jamaica tour squad to play England in the winter international test series. Thunder coach Karen Greig is excited to have 'world class Leota' back on court next season. “Liana more than proved in the few games she played last season that she is still a world class player,” said Greig who has now named eight members of her first Superleague squad. “Liana has the respect of the players and coaching team and I’m excited to see how she links with the ... More

Amy Clinton becomes Thunder’s latest signing

Young England shooter Amy Clinton is the latest player to commit her future to Manchester Thunder.The Roses u21 player, who recently won the Netball Europe title, becomes the sixth player confirmed in the Black and Yellows Superleague squad for the 2017 season.Clinton enjoyed her debut season in the Superleague in 2016, making several appearances from the bench, including in the match against Yorkshire Jets at Manchester Arena.Oldham-born Clinton, 19, is sure to be relishing this chance to prove her calibre and secure a starting place in the side.Coach Karen Greig, who has worked with the shooter since she was 14, is delighted with how her player has developed since her Superleague bow.Greig said: “I’m so pleased we have managed to secure Amy for the future, she had a taste of Superleague action last year and she has been developing into a top shooter each week. Amy has proved herself as a true team player and is always striving be the best on court.&... More