On court leadership team confirmed for Superleague 2020

We’re excited to be able to name our on court leadership team for the Vitality Netball Superleague 2020.

As the Thunder team return to training with just weeks until the new season begins, Head Coach Karen Greig has chosen three players who will be pivotal to the title defence.

Emma Dovey will continue as Captain with Kathryn Turner named as Co-Vice Captain once again.

The retirement of Kerry Almond means a new face was needed for the leadership group, and the coaching team and Emma have decided to appoint Laura Malcolm to be alongside Kathryn as Co-Vice Captain.

Karen Greig said:

“Emma has proved to be as effective a leader as she is a player over the past few years and I’m delighted she is continuing as Captain. A Head Coach needs a Captain on court they can trust and in Emma I definitely have that.

“Kathryn is a stalwart for us in attack and provides strong leadership backing up Emma and supporting every single player. She deserves her continued role as Vice Captain.

“We are fortunate at Thunder to have a wide range of skills and experience among our squad but we have decided that Laura is the right choice to step up as Vice Captain. Replacing Kerry in the leadership group will not be an easy job, but Laura has the maturity and presence to be able to do that. She is a very vocal player with a work ethic matched by few others both on and off court, whether in the gym or by analying performances.

“In Emma, Kathryn and Laura we have a team who are ready and hungry to defend our Superleague title.”