Thunder Performance Pathway Support Team

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 are looking for an outstanding Performance Pathway Support Team for 2021-2022.

Under the guidance and direction of our Director of Netball Karen Greig, you will be led by Pathway Head Coach Lauren Palmer. You can contact Lauren by email at lauren@manchesterthunder.co.uk.

Manchester Thunder Pathway Team Manager (3 Positions Available)

Responsible to:
Performance Pathway Coach
Salary:
Voluntary post
Main Purpose of the Role:
Manage teams within the performance pathway
Commitment Requested:
Training night where required (Mon, Tues, Wed or Fri ) – on a needs basis. Attendance at trials and all competitions – match days, NPL tournament / School games

Main Duties

  • Liaise with Pathway head coach with regards to database, squad travel arrangements, competition/event planning and kit
  • Communication and registrations with England netball
  • Ensure coaches and manager have completed UKAD coach clean & advisor and send to EN on registration.
  • Liaise with Head coaches with regards to squad selections for match days / competition
  • Inform coaches and players details of all training sessions and competitions well in advance including directions, maps and other operational requirements
  • Be pro-active to arrange umpires for training matches where necessary. Liaise with Head Coach
  • Carry out the squad management duties on match/competition days.
  • Liaise with the appropriate/relevant Event coordinator for all competitions whether home or away.
  • Liaise with and book accommodation where necessary with EN for NPL / school games competition
  • Create positive communication between players and coaching team
  • Ensure match results are submitted appropriately to England Netball and Manchester Thunder Communication & Media team.
  • Ensure that all athletes are aware of anti-doping regulations
  • Be sympathetic to the needs and concerns of team members who may need extra support for whatever reason
  • Provide a safe environment for all team individuals, coaches and support personnel and ensure child safety and protection procedures are followed – safeguarding course desirable.
  • Work with the Manchester Thunder Head Team Manager for training and mentoring
  • Attend and support all trials

Application deadline is 12.30pm Monday 30th August 2021

If you are excited by the above and have a passion for team management and performance netball, please complete and return the application form below by 12.30pm 30th August.

An independent panel will review all applications and successful candidates will be notified and invited to interview/assessment if required. Please note this date may change depending on shortlist.

2021/22 Team Manager Application Form:

Below is the Manchester Thunder Performance Support Team for 2020/21:

U21s

Name
Position
Jennifer Fields
U21 Head Coach
Victoria Knights
U21 Assistant Coach
Georgina Davies
U21 Assistant Coach

U19s

Name
Position
Lauren Palmer
U19 Head Coach
Ashley Taylor
U19 Assistant Coach

U17s

Name
Position
Alison Sharp
U17 Head Coach
Jaclyn Leach
U17 Assistant Coach
Clair Christy
U17 Assistant Coach
Jessica Finan
U17 Development Coach
Nikki Kendrick
U17 Development Coach

Futures

Name
Position
Georgina Davies
Futures Head Coach
Geraldine Williams
Futures Assistant Coach
Simon Coombs
Futures Development Coach
Dee Shorrock
Futures Development Coach

U15s

Name
Position
Lauren Palmer
U15 Head Coach
Sophie Austin
U15 Assistant Coach
Phil Owen
U15 Assistant Coach
Emily Cowell
U15 Assistant Coach

U14s

Name
Position
Clair Christy
U14 Head Coach
Nat Kerrigan
U14 Assistant Coach
Abby Chamberlain
U14 Assistant Coach
Mark Lees
U14 Development Coach

Thunder Youth

Name
Position
Phil Owen
Youth Head Coach
Imogen Turner
Youth Assistant Coach
Jessie Fowler
Youth Assistant Coach
Lauren Watson
Youth Assistant Coach
Eliza Morgan
Youth Assistant Coach
Leanne Hobin
Youth Development Coach
Katie Cox
Youth Development Coach
Amy Kervin
Youth Development Coach

Thunder Bees

Name
Position
Abby Chamberlain
Bees Head Coach
Charley Youds-McDowall
Bees Assistant Coach
Polly Logan
Bees Assistant Coach
Jo Dempsey
Bees Assistant Coach
Lynne Barnett
Bees Assistant Coach
Suzanne Bass
Bees Assistant Coach
Betsan Eratt
Bees Development Coach
Milly Graham
Bees Development Coach
Alicia Johnson
Bees Development Coach

Team Managers

Name
Position
Phil Thomas
Franchise Team Manager
Emma Langshaw
Pathway
Nat Kerrigan
Pathway