7 Results for month: 03/2018

The Mike Greenwood Trophy 2018

SATURDAY 14 APRIL 1pm – 6.30pm OLDHAM LEISURE CENTRE Middleton Road, Oldham OL9 6EJ Doors Open – 12.30pm Tournament Starts – 1pm Tournament Concludes – approx. 6.30pm Join Manchester Thunder, benecosMavericks, Team Bath and Team Northumbria for the perfect warm-up to the second half of the Superleague season with an amazing afternoon of netball in memory of an amazing man. This year’s Mike Greenwood Trophy, which takes place in Mike’s home town of Oldham, sees four Superleague teams battle it out over five hours across six rounds for a place in the final. Who will lift this year’s Trophy? Join us to find out! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW >> (Season Ticket holders can join us for free at the event – just bring your season ticket on the day.) More

New time for Thunder v Wasps at Netball Manchester Live

The eagerly anticipated Superleague match at Manchester Arena between Manchester Thunder and Wasps Netball on Saturday, 2 June is moving to a new start time so it can be shown live on Sky Sports. The fixture, between two of the competition’s form teams of the season, will be part of this year’s exciting Netball Manchester Live. We wanted to have the best event for both our thousands of supporters in the Arena and those watching at home. That’s why we’ve been working with Sky to ensure the game is available to as many people as possible. The Superleague match will now begin at 2.15pm and will be followed by a chance to meet the players and exciting games you won’t want to miss. More details on those very soon. Doors at the Arena will open at 12.30pm – please arrive in plenty of time due to the security measures in place. More details on these are here - https://www.manchester-arena.com/your-visit/ If you have already bought tickets and can’t make the ... More

Manchester Thunder beaten 49-52 by benecosMavericks

Manchester Thunder slumped to a 49-52 loss to BenecosMavericks at the Thunderdome. It was the first defeat of the season for the Black and Yellows, but a deserved win for the visitors, who punished Thunder's inability to take advantage of any momentum they managed to force. Some would say it was a night that bore more significance than the result, with hundreds of pounds raised for Cancer Research UK, as Thunder wore specially-designed pink dressed for the traditional 'Pink Week'. Manchester Thunder coach Karen Greig was disappointed with her team’s performance, especially in the third quarter, and says they ‘beat themselves.’ “It was one of those games we knew would be tight but we beat ourselves tonight,” she said. “We had so many opportunities in the first half where we could have turned and pushed on but for whatever reason, we looked hesitant on the ball. “We didn’t adapt to their changes and it took us too long to get into the game in ... More

Sacrifices for Superleague – We speak to Joyce Mvula

Ahead of tomorrow's game with Mavericks, and as she's named in the Malawi Queens squad for the Commonwealth Games, Thunder's Denise Evans and Cassie Nunn-Price spoke to Joyce Mvula. It’s not often the UK is described as ‘heaven’. But for Malawian Manchester Thunder shooter Joyce Mvula, a move to a big city in Europe from her far less cosmopolitan beginnings in Africa, has brought her a life of privilege and experiences. It’s been a huge cultural – and personal - change for the 23-year-old, who left behind her young son and fiancé to play in the Superleague. Mvula said: “Some people in Malawi see that you’re in the UK and think that you’re in heaven. “I miss my family a lot but it’s a great achievement to be here.” The climate has also taken some getting used to, but Mvula is acutely aware that the positives far out-weigh the lack of sun. And Mvula clearly has the support of her loved ones back home, but even she may sometimes question ... More

Match report: Manchester Thunder power to 51-60 win over Team Bath

An inspired Manchester Thunder saw-off Team Bath 51-60 in round six of the Superleague. From the outset Thunder were intense and clinical, especially in attack, and were not fazed by coming up against one of the best defences in the league. Bath battled hard and enjoyed periods of dominance but they had no answer to Thunder's fluidity and pressure, most notably in the second half. Thunder, although not yet the complete package, were imperious and classy in all areas of the court, and it will take a special side to beat them in this kind of form. Karen Greig, who had asked for an all-round and consistent performance from her players before the game, said: “I'm really pleased with the win. I thought we were clinical at times. “It’s probably as close as we have been all season to putting in a full 60min shift but we still have work to do. “Our attack end stood up to a physical battle and our defenders never say die attitude and turned the ball over at ... More

Match preview: Thunder face tough away test against Team Bath

Manchester Thunder head to Bath in round six of the Superleague. Traditionally, this away trip to play the Somerset side has proven to be quite a test for Thunder in previous seasons. And head coach Karen Greig expects this one to be no different. "Bath have units that have played together for a long time now - they are always a tough test," she said. "We know it's going to be a physical battle in our shooting circle but we have prepped for this. "They also have great speed in the centre court but we will need to make sure we shut them out early." Preparations Thunder travel to Bath after an unexpected break, following the cancellation of their last fixture against Celtic Dragons, which fell victim to the adverse weather. But although Greig concedes this has slightly hindered her side's preparations, they are ready to keep their unbeaten run intact - and in turn ruin Bath's. Greig added: "It's not been ideal as we didn't get to train last week due to the ... More

POSTPONED – Manchester Thunder v Celtic Dragons

Adverse weather in Wales leads to Thunder v Celtic Dragons postponement.  Celtic Dragons have decided it would not be safe to travel to Manchester on Saturday in light of the weather warnings issued by the Met Office. The safety of all players and supporters is paramount and therefore, in consultation with England Netball, it has been agreed to postpone the Superleague match on Saturday at Belle Vue. While we are confident the match could have gone ahead from our side, it is clearly a decision for Celtic Dragons as to whether they can travel and we respect and understand their reasons for not wanting to. A rearranged date will be confirmed for later in the season through consultation with England Netball and Celtic Dragons. What happens now…? All match tickets that have already been purchased for this specific game will automatically be valid for the rearranged date and do not need to be exchanged. Match ticket purchasers who are unable to attend the re-arr... More