Thunder to take Semi Final to Manchester Arena
Manchester Thunder are to play their Superleague semi final at the Manchester Arena.
The reigning champions have secured the city's 21,000-capacity venue to play their home last-four tie.
Their opponent for the April 18 match is yet to be confirmed.
A curtain raiser netball match will take place at 4.30pm prior to the main event, with the first centre pass at 6.10pm, which will be screened live on Sky Sports. It is a huge coup for the Black and Yellows and English netball as it follows the success of Netball London Live, which saw just over 6,000 netball fans descend on the Copperbox in Olympic Park to watch Surrey Storm beat Hertfordshire Mavericks. CLICK HERE for full Press Release
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Match Report - Team Bath 37 vs Manchester Thunder 40
Manchester Thunder beat a spirited Team Bath to win a thriller in Somerset. Bath's hopes of securing a sixth Superleague title are all but over and they face an even harder battle to reach the semi finals, with nearest rivals Hertfordshire Mavericks six points ahead in fourth.
But they will be encouraged after producing arguably their best performance of the season to restrict Thunder to just 40 goals in front of the Sky Sports cameras. Coach Tracey Neville fielded the same starting seven for the third game in a row, clearly reluctant to shake things up despite Thunder already safely in the semi-finals.
Thunder did not start well and were second best to Bath, especially in the attacking third. The Black and Yellows needed to be more patient with their passing in the centre court, with rushed passes going astray and Bath were in no mood to let them go unpunished. England defenders Sam Cook and Stacey Francis were combining well and suffocated Thunder's attack. It resulted in a couple of missed shots from Housby and turnovers in the circle, which were duly consolidated by Bath at the other end.
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Tracey Neville named as Interim England Netball Coach
England Netball have made a sensational swoop for Manchester Thunder head coach Tracey Neville.
Neville has been signed on a preliminary basis until after the World Cup in Sydney, and her current assistant at Thunder, Karen Greig is expected to follow her into the national set up.
Neville, 37, and Greig, 35, will remain with the reigning Superleague champions until the end of the season, as the Black and Yellows bid to win a second consecutive title.
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Manchester Thunder is delighted to announce that five of their players has been selected for the England U21 long squad, ahead of a tour to Australia in July. The focus for this age group is now the upcoming Netball Europe U21 Championships which is to be staged in Scotland this October.
This will provide an early opportunity for the England U21 squad to come together as they start their journey to the 2017 World Youth Championships which will be held in Botswana.
These athletes have been invited to take part in a training weekend at the start of April after which the final selection for the tour will take place. CLICK HERE for the full report and squad list