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Hot shot shooter Eleanor Cardwell re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the next two seasons

Hot shot shooter Eleanor Cardwell re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the next two seasons

Eleanor Cardwell has cemented herself as a key player not only for Manchester Thunder but England Roses too, being one of just eight players to have been selected as a…
Sensational mid-courter Laura Malcolm re-signs for Manchester Thunder for a further 2 seasons

Sensational mid-courter Laura Malcolm re-signs for Manchester Thunder for a further 2 seasons

At 30 years old, Laura Malcolm has steadily become part of the furniture at Manchester Thunder, almost becoming as iconic as the yellow and black dress. Inspired by her sports-mad…
Manchester Thunder have done it again with their second big name signing in a week as world class defender Shadine van der Merwe joins from Australian SSN side Adelaide Thunderbirds

Manchester Thunder have done it again with their second big name signing in a week as world class defender Shadine van der Merwe joins from Australian SSN side Adelaide Thunderbirds

With the breaking news of Natalie Haythornthwaite arriving from NSW Swifts still the talk of the town, Thunder have pulled off another massive deal with world class South African netball…
It’s the moment netball fans have waite-d for: Natalie Haythornthwaite returns to Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

It’s the moment netball fans have waite-d for: Natalie Haythornthwaite returns to Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Since the news broke in Australia last week that Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Natalie Haythornthwaite would be returning to the UK to play in the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL),…
Manchester Thunder mid-courter, Amy Carter will miss the 2022 VNSL season after rupturing her ACL

Manchester Thunder mid-courter, Amy Carter will miss the 2022 VNSL season after rupturing her ACL

Carter suffered the injury while in pre-season club training and will undergo surgery in early October. As a member of the Manchester Thunder squad since 2017, Carter had become an…
British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship Returns This October

British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship Returns This October

Matchroom is delighted to announce the return of British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship this October 30 at the Copper Box Arena, London, with eight sides from the Vitality Netball Superleague…
End of Season Awards 2021

End of Season Awards 2021

On Sunday we streamed the Manchester Thunder end of season awards 2021 on our Youtube channel. As Debbie Hallas said, “Today we’re doing it a little bit differently, as we’ve…
VNSL Finals Weekend Tickets To Go On Sale Next Week

VNSL Finals Weekend Tickets To Go On Sale Next Week

Today the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) announced details for the 2021 netball semi-finals and Grand Final including venue, times and ticket sale dates. The Grand Final will be staged at…
Manchester Thunder Celebrates Pride Month And Our LGBTQ+ Members

Manchester Thunder Celebrates Pride Month And Our LGBTQ+ Members

Here at Manchester Thunder, we love different. We celebrate our differences. Netball would be a very boring game if we were all the same, so why should life play by…
Netball Fans To Return In Venue For Remaining VNSL 2021 Games

Netball Fans To Return In Venue For Remaining VNSL 2021 Games

England Netball is preparing for the return of spectators to the Copper Box Arena in London for the remaining games of the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) season. From 28th…
Social Media Blackout

Social Media Blackout

Manchester Thunder to take part in social media boycott against online abuse England Netball, the Netball Players Association (NPA) and Manchester Thunder are standing with football and the wider sporting…
England Roses Academy Squad 2021 Selected

England Roses Academy Squad 2021 Selected

On Monday, England Netball released their selection for the 2021 Roses Academy, with 29 athletes being selected. Sheonah Forbes, England Netball Roses Academy Head Coach said, “The Roses Academy trial…
C&C Insurance Brokers continue support for Manchester Thunder

C&C Insurance Brokers continue support for Manchester Thunder

Manchester Thunder broker an extended deal with Stockport-based C&C Insurance Brokers for a further two years. Manchester Thunder have been aligned with C&C Insurance Brokers since 2015 and have worked…
Pathway Head Coach Announcement - Lauren Palmer to Replace Alex Young

Pathway Head Coach Announcement - Lauren Palmer to Replace Alex Young

Manchester Thunder are delighted to announce that Lauren Palmer will be the new Pathway Head Coach until the end of November. Palmer replaces Alex Young who is currently on maternity…
Legend Kerry Out of Retirement to Help Thunder Retain Superleague Title

Legend Kerry Out of Retirement to Help Thunder Retain Superleague Title

Three-times Superleague winner Kerry Almond is coming out of retirement to help Manchester Thunder retain their title following the late withdrawal of Loreen Ngwira. The Malawian defender has had to…
Defender Loreen Ngwira Ruled Out of the 2021 Season

Defender Loreen Ngwira Ruled Out of the 2021 Season

Manchester Thunder Loreen Ngwira has been ruled out of the 2021 season on medical grounds. The Malawi Queen will return home to be with her family. Director of Netball, Karen…
Nike dress launch with a tribute to Emmeline Pankhurst

Nike dress launch with a tribute to Emmeline Pankhurst

With a new season comes a new dress, and we are extremely excited to announce that we have partnered with Nike to bring you a dress that not only looks…
NETBALL IS BACK

NETBALL IS BACK

The national governing body for netball in England has today announced a significant new multi-year broadcast deal with Sky Sports UK. The partnership will see every match of the Vitality…

Back to the black and yellows for Tracey Neville as she takes up key role at Thunder

Tracey Neville MBE, the Commonwealth Games winning netball coach with the England Roses, is returning to netball in a newly created role with the Superleague champions. Manchester Thunder, who won…

Manchester Thunder Statement - Player Suspended

A member of the Manchester Thunder’s Vitality Netball Superleague squad has been suspended after breaking coronavirus restrictions. Photographs, posted on social media platforms, clearly showed the player attending a New…

Netball's Rise Again Festival

Over the turbulent months of 2020, Manchester Thunder and Manchester City Council have been working hard to bring netball back into the sporting spotlight, and are ecstatic to be celebrating…