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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

Laura Malcolm announced as Thunder Pathway Academy Coach

New Manchester Thunder signing, Laura Malcolm, has been announced as the new pathway academy coach. Following the departure of Sheonah Forbes due to maternity leave, Malcolm will take the reins of the incredibly successful pathway for the next six months. Malcolm starts the role immediately and her first mission will be the tough task of the annual trials. Malcolm said: “I started coaching pretty much the same time as I started playing thanks to the encouragement of one my PE teachers. For the last 14 years, I’ve continued to develop my coaching and embraced every new coaching opportunity that’s came my way." “Being involved in the Thunder Pathway, which has proven itself to be one of the most successful pathways in the country, is a fantastic opportunity and an experience that I am definitely grabbing with both hands. I can’t wait to get started!” Managing Director Debbie Hallas commented: “Laura is a great addition to the Thunder pathway - along ... More

Laura Malcolm back at Thunder

We are delighted to announce our first player for the Vitality Netball Superleague Squad 2018-19 season. Centre courter and former England international Laura Malcolm is rejoining Manchester Thunder from Severn Stars. The 27-year-old left Thunder to join Severn Stars in 2017 but now she’s back at the club she played for throughout her youth and later senior career. Laura, who spent seven years at the Black and Yellows before making the move to the Midlands, was part of Thunder’s 2014 VNSL title-winning squad. Malcolm said: “It’s a brilliant move for me back to Thunder.  I enjoyed my time at Severn Stars but it’s going to be exciting to get back to playing in front of Thunder fans who make the most noise. “Working with Karen Greig again was also a big draw for me. She’s a top coach and a great motivator.” Debbie Hallas, Manchester Thunder  managing director, added: “We’re really pleased to have Malcs back in the fold.  She’s an experie... More

Roses Academy Success for Thunder

Following on from our Pathway's successful outing at the NPL Tournament last week, we are pleased to announce that 12 of our athletes have been invited into the Roses Academy Summer Camp this August. Once the camp and the selection day has passed, (Friday 31st August), athletes will then be selected into the Roses Academy for the 18/19 season. Good luck to the following athletes: U17s: Alex Martin Berri Neil Ellie Heyes Grace Rimmer Stacey Tankoua Yasmin Roebuck U19s: Alicia Scholes Ella Standring Grace Mills Hannah Williams Millie Sanders Josephine Fraser-Thomson More

Join our team – Pathway Team Manager

We're looking for two Pathway Team Managers to join our team. Visit this page to find out more >> More

NPL Tournament 2018

Congratulations to Manchester Thunder's NPL squads at the NPL Tournament 2018 - they won two of the three competitions and were runners up in the third. U21s - Winners U19s - Runners Up U17s - Winners Congratulations to all our players and coaches! More

NEW VENUE – Celtic Dragons game now at Wright Robinson College

Our rearranged Superleague game against Celtic Dragons on Monday, 11 June, will now take place at Wright Robinson College. All tickets for the game remain valid for the new venue and the time of the first centre pass remains the same (7pm). We apologise for another change to the fixture! BUY TICKETS HERE >>               More