Eleanor Cardwell visits Thunder partner UAP

Eleanor Cardwell has visited leading Manchester Thunder partner UAP ahead of the new season.

The home security and lock specialist, based in Whitefield, is a primary partner of the Vitality Netball Superleague franchise under its corporate brand, UAP and product brand, Fullex. It has been a key sponsor of the Thunder squad since 2016.

Greeted by chief financial officer, Bonnie Hodson; group commercial director, Tim Fairley and commercial director, Pat Rice, Eleanor met with members of the UAP team and explored the company’s product development and testing facility.

UAP commercial director, Pat Rice, said:

“UAP has a long history of supporting local sporting teams, community activities and charities. It is with immense pleasure that we continue our support of Manchester Thunder as netball continues its worthy rise in both national participation and global recognition.”

Eleanor Cardwell said:

“Everyone is talking about netball at the moment. This year is going to be a great step forward in how the sport develops and how we can make the sport bigger and better.

“We can’t do that without the support of businesses like UAP who invest in our sport off court which allows us to be the best we can on court.”

Debbie Hallas, Managing Director of Manchester Thunder, said:

“2019 promises to be an exciting year for Netball following England’s Commonwealth Games win and this summer’s World Cup in Liverpool.

“We’re proud to continue to have the support of UAP at Manchester Thunder which will help us promote our sport to more fans across the north west. I know this is an exciting time for their business too and we look forward to showcasing the firm throughout the season.”