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Thunder appoint Karen Greig as their new Director of Netball
The former England shooter will take up her new role following the conclusion of the England u21 tour to Jamaica, which begins this weekend.
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Manchester Thunder statement on Dan Ryan's departure
Manchester Thunder have released a statement following the announcement that Dan Ryan will return to Australia to be head coach at the Adelaide Thunderbirds
Debbie Hallas, managing director at Manchester Thunder, said: "It is with sadness that we have to say goodbye already to Dan Ryan. He has been presented with an amazing opportunity that was too good to turn down. While growing fast, the Vitality Netball Superleague is still a big step behind the Australian netball league and we are not in a position to match the package and level of professionalism available. I would like to thank Dan for all his hard work over the season, he is certainly a character and with his motivation and enthusiasm he made a big impact on the Thunder family. Everyone at Manchester Thunder wishes him well and will be keenly watching his progress at Adelaide Thunderbirds. The search for a new coach is already underway to ensure we have someone in place to lead us through player recruitment and planning. There is a lot going on in the background particularly with the reshaping of the Superleague, so it is exciting times in netball in the UK, we can’t wait to see how it will all unfold. I can assure all Thunder and netball fans of some exciting news going forward and leading into the new season. "
Dan Ryan to step down as Manchester Thunder Coach
Head coach Dan Ryan is leaving Manchester Thunder to take charge of Australian side Adelaide Thunderbirds in the exciting new Australian Netball League.
The announcement comes after Ryan's debut season in charge of the Black and Yellows saw him lead the club to the Superleague Grand Final. Melbourne-born Ryan leaves Manchester with a heavy heart, but the 32-year-old could not pass up the opportunity to manage a club in Australia's top netball league. Ryan has signed an initial two-year contract with the Thunderbirds - the club he worked at as assistant coach for four years before taking up the post at Thunder last summer.He will work closely with Thunder over the next month to assist the club with setting up a new coaching set up for the 2017 Superleague season, before heading back Down Under in September.
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Malysha Kelly hopes to return to Thunder next season
Malysha Kelly was one of Thunder's key players in the 2016 Superleague season.
The Jamaican import had plenty to contend with when she set up home in Manchester.
Of course, there was leaving behind her family and the sunshine and tropical climates for snow and rain.
It was a also a huge culture change for the defender, but one that she embraced with the same amount of passion and commitment she shows on court.
Mally threw herself into life in the UK, immersing herself into the Manchester social and cultural scene. And then there was the Superleague style of play, under an Aussie coach in Dan Ryan, to get to grips with.
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Thunder Players go on Tour!
A number of Manchester Thunder players have been selected for the upcoming u21 tours to Australia and Jamaica. Following a rigorous selection day on June 27 in Loughborough, two touring squads have been chosen from the U21 long squad and National Academy.
The Thunder players picked are Superleague youngsters Amy Clinton, Rebecca Hoult, Gabriella Marshall and NPL players Amy Carter, Iona Darroch and Lucy Stevenson.
Tamsin Greenway will head out on her first tour as head coach to the southern hemisphere, where England will play Australia and New Zealand. A separate squad will fly to the Caribbean simultaneously to face Jamaica in Kingston. They will be coached by Jan Crabtree and Thunder assistant Karen Greig.
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Vitality Superleague Press Release
The new additions mean 10 sides will compete in the Superleague, with squads based in England, Scotland and Wales.
Debbie Hallas, managing director at Manchester Thunder, said: "As a franchise, we are delighted to have been awarded another four years in the Vitality Netball Superleague by England Netball. We extend a warm welcome to the new teams joining us and look forward to playing them. "However, as a club we would like to express our sadness that our brilliant roses rivalry with Yorkshire Jets will no longer continue."
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