Catch up with Sara Bayman
England Squad announced for World Cup in Sydney
Manchester Thunder players Sara Bayman and Helen Housby have been named in the England World Cup squad.
Interim coach Tracey Neville has selected her 12-strong team which will play in the sport’s biggest competition in Sydney in August.
Black and Yellow’s captain Bayman, who has won a Commonwealth Games bronze during a successful international career, is joined by young shooter Helen Housby. Housby will be widely seen as a wildcard selection, but her heroics that won Thunder the Superleague title in 2014 and inclusion in the Commonwealth Games squad in Glasgow, have proven she is ready to play on the biggest netball stage.
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Manchester Thunder name new Coach!
Adelaide Thunderbirds assistant coach Dan Ryan has been named as the new Thunder head coach.
The coach heads to the Superleague from the Australian ANZ Championship side and is 'excited' to be joining Thunder at the 'perfect' time in his career. He takes over from Tracey Neville, who left Thunder to become interim England boss for this summer's World Cup in Sydney.
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Thunder finish Third in Netball Superleague 2015
Manchester Thunder powered to victory over Yorkshire Jets to secure third place in the netball Superleague.
The sides traded blows for the majority of the game but Thunder were too strong for Jets in the final quarter, and made sure of the biggest win of the season over their Rose Rivals, taking it 55- 49.
Thunder had come into this play-off a wounded beast, after seeing their hopes of retaining their Superleague title ripped to shreds following a loss to Hertfordshire Mavericks seven days earlier. And to beat their derby rivals in front of a sold-out Copperbox showed guts and was a testament to the character and spirit in what is actually Superleague's youngest squad.
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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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