Manchester Thunder announce ZEO Netball Superleague squad for 2014
Manchester Thunder Director of Netball Tracey Neville opted to keep her cards close to her chest in not revealing her squad until the official ZEO Netball Superleague registration deadline day.
It looks like Neville’s trip down under in the closed season was worthwhile picking up another young Australian import in Alix McDermott. The current New South Wales U21 Captain has also represented Australia at under 21 level and plays goal attack or goal shooter. Standing just under six feet, McDermott offers Thunder plenty of versatility in the circle particularly with her direct style of play.
Sara Bayman captains Thunder for a second season and is hoping for an injury free campaign, she is joined in the centre court by England team mate Laura Malcolm. Malcolm is renowned for her tight defending and giving wing attacks a torrid time.
After a tough campaign with the England Under 21’s Beth Cobden will have a sole focus while the streamlined pocket rocket Rachel Henry completes the centre court line-up.
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Great Weekend for Thunder NPL
Mike Greenwood Trophy Title Winners!
Saturday 30th November brought four NPL teams to The Manchester Thunderdome, all for one reason, to win the MG Trophy. Throughout the day the fans saw some outstanding netball played by NPL and NSL teams alike.
First on Manchester Thunder NPL’s agenda was to play against Manchester Thunder NSL team. Starting 7: GS, Beth Payne, GA, Katie Lee, WA, Beccy Hoult, C, Gabby Marshall, WD, Paige Kindred, GD, Abby Tyrrell and GK, Becky Airey. Coach Gabby Towell started the day with a great team talk, telling all 10 girls they would have a chance to play against the NSL team.
With words of wisdom and encouragement plus an excellent warm up under our belt we start strong, applying lots of pressure on the attackers and forcing the ball to played around the circle more before going into NSL shooter Krista Enziano however not without Airey Fairy jumping high into the air but just falling short of the intercept! CLICK HERE for the full Match Report
Team Corrie are Charity Netball Champions!