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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

Taking off together – Thunder partner with Royal Air Force Careers

Manchester Thunder are partnering with the Royal Air Force for their Bank Holiday Superleague clash with Loughborough Lightning on Monday 7 May. As part of the RAF’s centenary year celebrations, their Manchester Careers Office team will be at the game to promote the opportunities available by signing up as a RAF Regular or Reserve. These will also be showcased in the match day programme, through Thunder’s social media and online. The RAF will also be delivering development training to Thunder’s Performance Pathway teams in the coming weeks to support their development on and off court. Photographs from their first session are below. Flt Lt Gareth Forrest, Officer Commanding RAF Careers Manchester, said: “We are delighted to be match sponsors of Manchester Thunder in such a vital game in the league season. The Thunder and The RAF share common values of commitment, excellence and pride in what we do. The RAF is full of skilled and driven women who play a pivotal ... More

Caroline O’Hanlon happy to be back after Commonwealth Games

Ahead of our trip to Wasps tomorrow, we spoke to Thunder and Northern Ireland's Caroline O'Hanlon who was straight off the plane from Australia and onto court in the Black and Yellow dress. By Cassie Nunn-Price. The Northern Ireland captain, who played in every game for her country at the Commonwealth Games, landed home less than 48 hours before she laced up her trainers and took to the court for Thunder's win over Surrey Storm. She is certainly no stranger to the kind of schedule that may seem impossible for some of us, though, successfully balancing her career as a GP with lining up for Gaelic football team Armagh week in, week out. "The game was a bit of a blur but it was good to get the win," said the 33-year-old. “I am honoured to have gone away and be selected for Northern Ireland and to play on this Thunder team, I’m delighted to have the opportunity." O'Hanlon, was flag-bearer for her country during the opening ceremony and racked up 334 minutes ... More

NPL Success

Congratulations to Thunder’s up and coming netball stars for an amazing season in the National Performance League. Our U19s have had an amazing season and finished second. They went into the closing weekend unbeaten and it went down to the last second of the last game, against London Pulse who scored the winner on the buzzer to leave both teams 42 points. Pulse took the title on goal average. Our U21s went one better and secured top spot with an unbeaten season. They secured the champions title with a 73-40 defeat of Severn Stars. More

Over £1,100 raised for Pink Week

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Pink Week for Cancer Research UK at our game with benecosMavericks in March. We are delighted to say your efforts raised an incredible £1,104.58 which was handed to Cancer Research UK's team Claire Poultney and Chelsea Flynn by our Managing Director Debbie Hallas at the game with Surrey Storm on 21 April. You can still support their efforts by: Signing up for this year’s Race for Life events across the North West. Find out the dates of those near you at www.raceforlife.org Finding out more about the amazing work of Cancer Research UK and discover how your donations are spent at www.cancerresearchuk.org Photo Gallery: More

Thunder win 2018 Mike Greenwood Trophy

Manchester Thunder won the Mike Greenwood Trophy for the first time since 2014 with an golden-goal win over benecosMavericks. The Black and Yellows won the final 31-29 to see-off Mavericks and take victory in the tournament created in honour of late former manager, Mike Greenwood. The pair made the final after coming through the round-robin stage, which also included Superleague sides Team Bath and Team Northumbria. Coaches took the opportunity to rotate their squads and blood youngsters, with a number of senior players absent at the Commonwealth Games, ahead of the Superleague's return next weekend. Fans were treated to a day of quality netball, which culminated in a thrilling final, which saw Thunder avenge their recent Superleague loss to Mavericks. The hosts had fallen 10 goals down at one stage in the game but were able to get back in touch after head coach Karen Greig made some changes. With the scores locked at full time, we headed into extra time, where ... More

REARRANGED MATCH – Manchester Thunder v Celtic Dragons

The postponed Manchester Thunder v Celtic Dragons game has now been rearranged for Monday 11th June at 7pm at Belle Vue Sports Village. All match tickets that were purchased for the original date will automatically be valid for the new date. If you didn't have a ticket but would like to join us for the game, you can buy tickets here >> However, if you are unable to attend the re-arranged date, you are entitled to a refund or an exchange to another Thunder game at Wright Robinson or Belle Vue: If your ticket was purchased online through Ticketline, please call 0161 813 2222 or email customerservices@ticketline.co.uk If your ticket or group ticket were purchased via Manchester Thunder, please email tickets@manchesterthunder.co.uk If you have any questions in the meantime, please also email tickets@manchesterthunder.co.uk More

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

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