3 Results for month: 12/2019

Thunder stars in Vitality Roses Nation Cup squad

Congratulations to Laura Malcolm, Eleanor Cardwell & Amy Carter who have been named by Jess Thirlby in the Vitality Roses squad for the Nations Cup next month. Also, well done to Rebekah Airey who's been named in the England A squad - the side that will face New Zealand, South Africa and the Vitality Roses in various behind closed doors training matches in the lead up to the Vitality Netball Nations Cup. Read the full England Netball announcement >> More

Thunder win Mike Greenwood Trophy

Manchester Thunder won the Mike Greenwood Trophy on Saturday (14 December) after winning the Manchester Invitational Tournament at Platt Lane. In a busy afternoon of Netball, the Superleague Champions won all their group games before facing Saracens Mavericks in the final. The deciding game was a hard-fought contest between two impressive sides but Thunder ran out eventual winners by 49 points to 42. Full results: Manchester Thunder 45 - 40 Saracens Mavericks Team Bath 34 - 27 Loughborough Lightning Manchester Thunder 45 - 26 Loughborough Lightning Saracens Mavericks 42 - 26 Team Bath Manchester Thunder 48 - 29 Team Bath Saracens Mavericks 43 - 31 Loughborough Lightning FINAL: Manchester Thunder 49 - 42 Saracens Mavericks Photo Gallery: Photos by Mark Pritchard More

Report – Convincing pre-season win in North Wales

Manchester Thunder’s first outing of pre-season brought a commanding 59 goal win against Celtic Dragons in Deeside. Karen Greig’s team made the short trip down the M56 into north Wales for the annual fixture and showed their class from the start limiting Dragons to just three goals in the first period while they piled 18 onto the scoreboard. Thunder have had a consistent team over the last couple of year with a couple of changes for the 2020 season while Dragons have a much changed line up which included three former Thunder players Abby Tyrrell, Amy Clinton and Sophie Morgan. It showed as Dragons took time to settle and the black and yellows were dominant. The many combination throughout the court were impressive. Captain Emma Dovey led the way with some well-timed interceptions, and well back up by Rebekah Airey. The speed through the court was phenomenal and Dragons simply couldn’t live with it. The partnership between Caroline O’Hanlon and Ash Neal looks slick ... More