2020 Squad


Kathryn Turner back for 11th season at Manchester Thunder

We're thrilled to say that Kathryn Turner is the latest player to re-sign for Thunder. The influential 26-year old shooter will be back for her 11th season in 2020 as we look to defend our title. Kathryn is the second player confirmed to be back at Thunder after Laura Malcolm’s re-signing was announced earlier this month. Speaking about her decision to return, Kathryn Turner said: “I’m delighted to be back at Manchester Thunder for my 11th season. Time has certainly flown! Winning the Superleague was an amazing experience with an amazing group of players, it’s brilliant to return for another year and we’re determined to do all we can to defend our title.” Thunder Director of Netball Karen Greig added: “Kathryn has been a crucial part of our rebuilding over the past three years and unstoppable at times in the GA position. I couldn’t be happier to have her back for 2020. “She showed in the incredible 2019 Grand Final that she can step up for the big games and ... More

Laura Malcolm returns to Thunder for 2020

Thunder’s Laura Malcolm will be back in black and yellow for the 2020 season as the England Rose re-signs for the Superleague Champions. The 28-year old, who played a key role in the title-winning 2019 campaign, rejoined Thunder last year and provided strong leadership on and off court. She has recently been selected to be one of 29 players on England Netball’s Vitality Roses programme for the 2019-2020 season and is Thunder’s first signing for 2020 since the Superleague’s six-month long signing window opened a week ago. Laura said: “After what was an incredible season, I can't wait to be back at Manchester Thunder for the 2020 campaign! “The atmosphere from the crowd at some of our games this season was the best I've ever experienced and I'm looking forward to getting on court in front of the crazy Thunder fans again!” Thunder’s Director of Netball Karen Greig added: “I am delighted Laura has re-signed with Thunder for the 2020 Superleague ... More