Manchester Thunder’s Performance Pathway programme aims to find, inspire and develop the next generation of leading netballers for Thunder, the North West and England.
To achieve this, we have put together what we are confident is an outstanding Performance Pathway Support Team for 2018/2019.
Under the guidance and direction of our Director of Netball Karen Greig, they will be led by Pathway Head Coach Laura Malcolm in collaboration with Sheonah Forbes, who is on maternity leave. You can email Laura here >>
Here are the details of our support team:
Nick Fowler – after a year of working within our Pathway with our U19 and U17 athletes, we are delighted to have Nick on board as our Pathway S+C coach working across all age groups from U15 – U21s. Nick is a fully qualified UKSCA coach and runs his own S+C business.
U19 Head Coach
Jen Fields – Jen has worked with Thunder since the inception of our new Pathway. In the 2018 season she was assistant coach for our U19 and was co lead on our U15 programme. She is the co-founder of Sisters in Sport. Previously she has worked within the North West Region performance programme. Her playing history includes playing in the NSL for Leeds Met Carnegie and is a former England Basketball player.
Lisa Grady – qualified for 3 years, Lisa did some work with our Pathway in the 2018 season. She works for the NHS and is keen to develop working within performance sport.
Natalie Kerrigan & Emma Langshaw – Keen to add additional support to our pathway, both have been involved in netball in their clubs and counties for a number of years and have demonstrated great organisational and planning skills , they will be a part of our programme and mentored by Phil Thomas (Franchise Team Manager) and Kath Pemberton (Former NSL Team Manager)
Pathway Coaching Team
We have had more interest than ever to be a part of our growing coaching team , the level of applicants was exceptional and we have finalised our coaching team structure , Congratulations to the following:
|Suzy Ashworth – Co HC||Jen Fields – HC||Laura Malcolm – HC|
|Pam Hazelton – Co HC||Lauren Palmer – Asst||Alison Sharp – Asst|
|Jen Fields – Dev||Georgina Davies – Asst||Ashley Taylor – Asst|
|Sophie Austin – Dev|
|Laura Malcolm – HC||Lauren Palmer – HC||Phil Owen – Co HC||Vic Knights – HC|
|Suzanne Bass – Asst||Phil Owen – Asst||Rosie Harris – Co HC||Nat Kerrigan – Asst|
|Clair Christy – Asst||Sophie Austin – Asst||Tricia Sterling – Asst||Charley McDowell – Asst|
|Jodie Mundy – Dev||Rosie Harris – Dev||Denise Shorrock – Asst||Imogen Turner – Dev|
|Jess Fowler – Dev||Lauren Watson – Asst||Clair Christy – Involve|
|Dawn McGuire – Dev|
|Jenny Fisher – Dev|
|Joanne Dempsey – Dev|
|Ella McGovern – Dev|