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 is very important.

“She trains hard and is a key member of the team and her desire to win the Superleague in the Black and Yellow dress is great to see.”