Yasmin Roebuck has gone from strength-to-strength over recent years, working her way up the Manchester Thunder performance pathway, as well as being selected for the England Roses Academy squad in the 2018/19 season. From there, Roebuck has travelled on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with the Roses U19s side, before starting all three games in Worcester for the Netball Europe U21 Championships, helping to secure a gold medal.
“I’ve only recently found out that I’ve been selected, but I’m really excited and I can’t wait to be joined by such experienced athletes, and to learn in an environment that is so challenging, and I can’t wait to step up from the under 21s to the Superleague.”
“I first started playing netball in primary school, and progressed on to a club team, starting at Tameside Netball Club, staying there for the whole junior seasons. I also started in the Thunder Youth pathway programme, and then gradually moved up to the U17s, U19s and U21s.”
“Originally I started as a goal attack, and then I’ve eventually moved out in to the centre court positions, learning all three positions [wing defence, centre and wing attack] and I enjoy them all as much as each other.”
“My netball idols are Laura Malcolm and Serena Guthrie. They are both big power units through the centre court, and I hope training with Laura this season will mean that I learn a lot from her.”
Karen Greig, Manchester Thunder Head Coach, said:
“I am delighted to have been able to give this opportunity to Yasmin. She has been a fantastic asset to our Pathway over the last seven years. Yasmin is an athlete that can go unnoticed, largely because she is very effectively getting on with her job, and being able to play across all three centre court positions is always a good thing and she does so very efficiently. I’m looking forward to see how Yasmin develops with this opportunity.”