Partnerships: Join the Thunder Family

Manchester Thunder is the Vitality Netball Superleague franchise for Manchester and North West England supporting and developing elite netball across the region.

We compete in the country’s premier domestic competition but are much more than just Superleague.

Thunder plays an ever increasing role in finding, inspiring and developing the most talented young netballers across Manchester and the North West to make them the next generation of leading netballers for their schools and clubs, for Thunder and for England.

We’re also committed to being part of the community and are extending our work to offer netball coaching programmes, fun netball camps and inspirational netball tours to as many people in as many parts of the city and the region as possible.

Our on court team is led by Director of Netball Karen Greig. She has been part of the Thunder family on and off court for 14 years and is as passionate leading our coaches and players to be the best they can as she was on court battling for every ball.


England Netball’s Commonwealth Games win in 2018 under the leadership of Thunder legend Tracey Neville has seen more attention than ever on the sport of netball.

We want you to be a part of that in what is set to be another dramatic year in the Superleague and building up to the 2019 World Cup here in the North West. The world’s best players will travel to Liverpool in July to battle it out to be World Champions.

The numbers from the past year show how much the sport is growing…

  • Manchester Thunder’s attendance was over a third higher in 2018 than the season before, and in 2019 we will be taking more of our games to Belle Vue Sports Village which has a capacity of 2,000. We will also be taking another of our games to Manchester Arena following up in the success of Netball Manchester Live 2018.
  • Across the Superleague, television audiences have been rising. The peak audience of 37,000 on Sky Sports in 2018 was double that of the year before. More people are tuning in to see the amazing spectacle that is netball on screen.


Manchester Thunder will help you get your message out to new audiences, encourage them to engage with you now and in the future and promote your products and services.

We are the only female sports team taking in the whole of the north west and there is more attention on netball in particular and women’s sport in general than ever before.

We have a package to suit every company, whatever size and whatever your ultimate goal – but we can also create a bespoke package for you.

For further information, please download our 2019 Season Partnership Brochure and contact Stephen Naylor –