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Pre-Season Friendly vs Leeds Rhinos on Saturday 13th November 2021

Pre-Season Friendly vs Leeds Rhinos on Saturday 13th November 2021

Manchester Thunder start off our 2022 pre-season friendlies with a local derby against Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos. Live from Wright Robinson College, it will be the first chance for Thunder…
2022 Season Opener Tickets Now Available To Thunder Premium Members

2022 Season Opener Tickets Now Available To Thunder Premium Members

England Netball have today announced the fixtures for the upcoming Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) season 2022, with 11 teams ready to take to the court in what promises to be…
Introducing our Fast5 squad

Introducing our Fast5 squad

FAST5 IS BACK THIS SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship is one of the most exciting formats in the game and features just five players-a-side, shortened match times,…
Manchester Thunder confirm pathway youngster Yasmin Roebuck as their final first team squad member for the 2022 season

Manchester Thunder confirm pathway youngster Yasmin Roebuck as their final first team squad member for the 2022 season

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…
Pathway U21s player Emma Rayner steps up to the Manchester Thunder first team for the 2022 season

Pathway U21s player Emma Rayner steps up to the Manchester Thunder first team for the 2022 season

When Manchester Thunder fans hear the name Emma Rayner, a majority of people would have never heard her name before. However, Rayner is an up-and-coming mid-courter, who is tipped to…
Kathryn Turner hangs up her netball trainers to concentrate on her family as she officially announces her retirement from netball

Kathryn Turner hangs up her netball trainers to concentrate on her family as she officially announces her retirement from netball

Kathryn Turner has been a shooting sensation for Manchester Thunder since her first cap aged just fifteen years old. Arguably one of the Superleague’s best players in her position (a…
England U21s Millie Sanders steps up from training partner to a member of the Manchester Thunder first team squad for the 2022 season

England U21s Millie Sanders steps up from training partner to a member of the Manchester Thunder first team squad for the 2022 season

Twenty-year-old Millie Sanders made her debut for Manchester Thunder last season, after being a part of the Thunder performance pathway for many years. Offering both goal defence and goal keeper…
Three time title winning Manchester Thunder captain Emma Dovey announces her retirement from netball

Three time title winning Manchester Thunder captain Emma Dovey announces her retirement from netball

Emma Dovey hangs up her dress for the last time Speaking exclusively to presenter Lindsey Chapman, thirty-year-old Emma Dovey said: “I am officially, after thirteen years, announcing my retirement from…
Upcoming star shooter Lois Pearson re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Upcoming star shooter Lois Pearson re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

In the 2021 season, Lois Pearson stepped up from a training partner to a member of the first team squad at Manchester Thunder. Throughout the 2021 season, Pearson has played…
Pathway defender Elia McCormick signs for Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Pathway defender Elia McCormick signs for Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Starting on the Manchester Thunder performance pathway when she was fourteen, Elia McCormick is a huge success story of the Thunder pathway, which aims to find, inspire and develop the…
Kerry Almond re-joins Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Kerry Almond re-joins Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Lucky number 13 for the retiree who’s not so retired Rumours have been flying around the netball community around whether seasoned Thunder legend Kerry Almond would be returning for the…
Versatile mid-courter Caroline O’Hanlon re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Versatile mid-courter Caroline O’Hanlon re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

‘Doctor O’Hanlon is ready to see you now’ As a General Practitioner by day, and international netballer and Gaelic footballer by night, there’s not much that Caroline O’Hanlon can’t do.…
Malawi Queen Joyce Mvula re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Malawi Queen Joyce Mvula re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Joyce Mvula hails from David Momba Village in Mzimba, the northern region of Malawi. Starting her netball journey at primary school, she discovered a strong passion to netball, with her…
Hot shot shooter Eleanor Cardwell re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the next two seasons

Hot shot shooter Eleanor Cardwell re-signs for Manchester Thunder for the next two seasons

Eleanor Cardwell has cemented herself as a key player not only for Manchester Thunder but England Roses too, being one of just eight players to have been selected as a…
Sensational mid-courter Laura Malcolm re-signs for Manchester Thunder for a further 2 seasons

Sensational mid-courter Laura Malcolm re-signs for Manchester Thunder for a further 2 seasons

At 30 years old, Laura Malcolm has steadily become part of the furniture at Manchester Thunder, almost becoming as iconic as the yellow and black dress. Inspired by her sports-mad…
Manchester Thunder have done it again with their second big name signing in a week as world class defender Shadine van der Merwe joins from Australian SSN side Adelaide Thunderbirds

Manchester Thunder have done it again with their second big name signing in a week as world class defender Shadine van der Merwe joins from Australian SSN side Adelaide Thunderbirds

With the breaking news of Natalie Haythornthwaite arriving from NSW Swifts still the talk of the town, Thunder have pulled off another massive deal with world class South African netball…
It’s the moment netball fans have waite-d for: Natalie Haythornthwaite returns to Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

It’s the moment netball fans have waite-d for: Natalie Haythornthwaite returns to Manchester Thunder for the 2022 season

Since the news broke in Australia last week that Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Natalie Haythornthwaite would be returning to the UK to play in the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL),…
Manchester Thunder mid-courter, Amy Carter will miss the 2022 VNSL season after rupturing her ACL

Manchester Thunder mid-courter, Amy Carter will miss the 2022 VNSL season after rupturing her ACL

Carter suffered the injury while in pre-season club training and will undergo surgery in early October. As a member of the Manchester Thunder squad since 2017, Carter had become an…
British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship Returns This October

British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship Returns This October

Matchroom is delighted to announce the return of British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship this October 30 at the Copper Box Arena, London, with eight sides from the Vitality Netball Superleague…
End of Season Awards 2021

End of Season Awards 2021

On Sunday we streamed the Manchester Thunder end of season awards 2021 on our Youtube channel. As Debbie Hallas said, “Today we’re doing it a little bit differently, as we’ve…
VNSL Finals Weekend Tickets To Go On Sale Next Week

VNSL Finals Weekend Tickets To Go On Sale Next Week

Today the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) announced details for the 2021 netball semi-finals and Grand Final including venue, times and ticket sale dates. The Grand Final will be staged at…