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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Lightning 40 vs Thunder 51 - Match Report
Manchester Thunder limped to an unconvincing victory over Loughborough Lightning.
The defending champions controlled the game for large patches, but Lightning offered significant resistance to Thunder's noticeable off-colour attack.
It is an attack that has been out of form in the past few Superleague rounds and Thunder will need to recapture their fire-power to beat one of the best defences in the league in Hertfordshire Mavericks, in the Superleague semi final at Manchester Arena next Saturday.
Mavericks were beaten by Yorkshire Jets 50-54 earlier in the day, leaving them fourth in the table and facing a Thunder side that has beaten them twice already this season. CLICK HERE for the full Match Report
England Netball Squad Announcement
New interim England coach Tracey Neville has announced her first squad, who will face Trinidad and Tobago in the upcoming Test Series.
Manchester Thunder captain Sara Bayman has been included alongside her Black and Yellows team-mates Helen Housby and Laura Malcolm.
This will be first time Thunder coach Neville will be able to see her international players in action ahead of the Netball World Cup in Sydney this August. Click Here for the Full Press Release
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England Netball is delighted to confirm that this summer’s World Cup preparations begin with a three-match home International Series against Trinidad & Tobago this May.
The Netball World Cup begins in Sydney in August and the hard work for England’s stars begins as soon as the Netball Superleague draws to a close.
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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