6 Results for month: 09/2018

Fast5 All-Stars Unveiled

Manchester Thunder have swooped for two big-name New Zealand players, signing Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit and Anna Thompson for their Fast5 All-Star squad. The duo will be Thunder's international All-Star players for the tournament, which takes place at the Copperbox on October 13. Southern Steel defender Selby-Rickit has plenty of experience in the format, having won the Fast5 World Series in 2012 with New Zealand. The 29-year-old joins Thunder on the back of a title-winning season with Steel in the ANZ Championship. Meanwhile, Thompson is set to be a real asset for the Black and Yellows as she is able to play in a number of attacking positions. She has competed in an impressive five Fast5 International Series for the Silver Ferns and has a decade of experience playing in the New Zealand domestic top-flight, playing a franchise-record 131 times for the Mainland Tactix. Manchester Thunder had coach Karen Grieg said: "I'm really excited to have both Anna and Te ... More

Thunder sign Rebekah Airey from Loughborough Lightning

Manchester Thunder have signed young England defender Rebekah Airey from Loughborough Lightning. The versatile 22-year-old, who can play at goal keeper, goal defence and wing defence, joins the Black and Yellows as the club aims to bolster their defensive unit. Airey, who is part of the England Futures Programme, joins Thunder following a spell at Loughborough Lightning. Manchester Thunder managing director Debbie Hallas said: "It's great to have Rebekah on board to add more depth to our already experienced defensive end. "She's keen and eager to get going in training and is up for the challenge for fighting for a starting place. "Bekah is hungry for success and Thunder is the right place for her to be for that." Check out what Rebekah had to say about joining Thunder when we fired some questions over to her... You're moving from Lightning to Thunder, what was the main reason behind the switch? RA: I had a great time at Lightning but it was time for me ... More

Young star Amy Carter becomes fifth Thunder signing

Amy Carter has signed a two-year contract, keeping her at Manchester Thunder until 2020. The 19-year-old had a breakthrough season in the Black and Yellow dress in 2018, putting in a number of Player of the Match performances for the senior side. Carter, who is currently studying medicine at university, was also named u21 Coaches' Player the Year. The centre-courter capped off a successful season, personally, with a call-up to the England Roses Fast5 squad. Amy said: "I'm really pleased to sign for the next two seasons with Thunder. "I really want to push on, make the final and win the whole thing this year. "I'm looking forward to seeing all the brilliant Thunder fans out there again next season." Manchester Thunder managing director Debbie Hallas is pleased to have a young talent commit her future to Thunder. "Amy Carter has already been with the club for a number of years and we have watched her develop into a fine young player," Debbie said. "She had a ... More

KT returns for 10th season

Kathryn Turner will return to Manchester Thunder for a tenth season. The goal attack, who first joined Thunder in her early teens, has signed up for the 2019 Superleague season, signalling a decade at the top level of domestic netball in the UK. The Liverpudlian, 25, joins already-announced Ellie Cardwell in the shooting circle, who also rose through the youth ranks with the Black and Yellows. It's been a colourful career in the Thunder dress for Turner, and she is ready to challenge for the Superleague title once again, which would be her third with the team. Kathryn said: "I'm really looking forward to my tenth season at Thunder and seeing all the fans at Belle Vue. "Let's make it another great year." Turner has enjoyed a stellar couple of seasons with Thunder and has been named in the Superleague All-Star team of the Season for the last two years. Thunder managing director Debbie Hallas is delighted to have such an experienced shooter back on board for another ... More

Caroline O’Hanlon back in black and yellow

Caroline O'Hanlon has signed a contract at Manchester Thunder for a second season. The Northern Ireland captain will stay in the Black and Yellow dress for the 2019 campaign. She is the third signing to be announced by Thunder, following the return of Laura Malcolm and Ellie Cardwell from Severn Stars. Centre O'Hanlon, 34, was the real engine room of Thunder's centre court last season and was a key player in seeing the club reach the play-offs. O'Hanlon said: "I'm really delighted to sign for Thunder again this season. "Last season didn't quite last as long as we would have liked, so I'm hoping we can go all the way this year and I can't wait to get going. "Hopefully see you all at Belle Vue." Thunder are set to announce the rest of their 2019 Superleague squad over the coming weeks, ahead of the Fast5 tournament in October. Manchester Thunder managing director Debbie Hallas said: "Having someone with Caroline's experience back on board for the 2019 season ... More

Performance Pathway Support Team 2018/19

After the recent appointment of new Pathway Head Coach Laura Malcolm, and in collaboration with Sheonah Forbes (who is on maternity leave), Thunder's Director of Netball Karen Greig is delighted to announce our Performance Pathway Support Team for the upcoming season. At Thunder, we are continuing to grow and to always enhance our programme to ensure we have the best professionals working with us, helping our athletes thrive and be the best we - and they -can be. Read all the appointments here >> More