Rumble with Thunder Q&A


Q. Can I leave my child to take part in the Rumble With Thunder or do I need to stay with them?
A. All our Rumble With Thunder sessions are delivered by Qualified Level 2 netball coaches who are fully DBS checked, so you do not need to stay with your child once the Q&A/coaching session starts. The Rumble With Thunder session lasts 90-minutes. Please ensure you are at the sports hall in good time to pick up your child for the end of the coaching session at 4.30pm.

Q. Where will my child be sitting to watch the match after the coaching session?
A. The tickets allocated for the Rumble With Thunder participants are in a designated area in the Bronze seating section.

Q. Will my child be supervised to watch the netball match.
A. No. You will need to ensure you are with your child once the coaching session ends so that you can then watch the match with them.

Q. Can I watch my child take part in the coaching session?
A. For Health and Safety reasons, you will not be allowed into the sports hall once the Rumble With Thunder session has started. There will be Thunder Academy matches taking place in the main hall which, if you have bought a ticket, you can watch.

Q. What time does the Rumble With Thunder session start?
A. The Rumble With Thunder events are popular, with a maximum of 60 young netballers taking part, and will start at 3pm promptly. Please register your child at least 15 minutes before the session starts.

Q. Will the Manchester Thunder players be taking part in the session with the young people?
A. Members of Manchester Thunder’s Elite Squad will take part in the 15-minute question and answer session which kicks off the Rumble With Thunder. They then need to leave the session to prepare and warm-up for the Vitality Netball Superleague fixture which will be taking place after the Rumble With Thunder.

Q. Will my child be able to get autographs and pictures with Thunder’s Elite players?
A. At the end of all our home Vitality Netball Superleague fixtures, there is an opportunity for crowd members to meet the players and get pictures and autographs.

Q. Will there be any match play during the coaching session?
A. The young netballers will experience a similar coaching session as those delivered to the young players who are on our Thunder pathway. These sessions focus on skills development and improvement and not match play. The sessions are designed to provide young netballers with high quality coaching to develop core netball skills – for example ball-handling, fast feet, speed and agility.