Vitality Roses selected for 2019-20 campaign

We’re delighted that four of Manchester Thunder’s Superleague-winning 2018-19 squad have been named in the Roses programme for 2019-20.

Congratulations to Rebekah Airey, Eleanor Cardwell and Laura Malcolm on being named in the P1 or P2 Roses programme and to Amy Carter for being selected for the Roses Futures programme.

Thunder’s Director of Netball Karen Greig said:

“Having four of our core squad of 10 from 2018-2019 being given a place in the Vitality Roses programme for 2019-20 is recognition of the sheer hard work and determination shown by Rebekah, Eleanor, Laura and Amy over the past few months. They are players who make their mark both on and off court and deserve this recognition by Jess and the Roses team.”

Jess Thirlby, Vitality Roses Head Coach, said:

“I would like to congratulate all athletes on their selection into the Roses programme. It is wonderful to have so much talent in our Roses and Futures programme. There are a lot of exciting international competitions for us to look forward to in 2019-20 calendar, which I see as opportunities for us to expose both our experienced and newer talent to. I’m very much looking forward to working with this team as we head into another very exciting year for our sport.

“Each year of the Roses programme is critical for different reasons as we now start to look ahead and prepare for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the South Africa Netball World Cup in 2023.”