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History repeats as Lightning strikes Thunder to rule all again

THE Loughborough Lightning are back-to-back champions of the Netball Super League for the first time in their history, after defeating Manchester Thunder 70-54 in this morning’s grand final. The match started much tighter than the final score would suggest, but as the match progressed the Lightning grew in confidence and really blew it open in […]

PREVIEW | NSL Grand Final 2024

TODAY is the day, the big one – Netball Super League Grand Final Day. There are just two teams left in the race – Loughborough Lightning and Manchester Thunder. Today will see either the Lightning come away with the third title in their history, or the Thunder win their fifth. NETBALL SUPER LEAGUE GRAND FINAL […]

Manchester Thunders back into NSL decider after classy win

MANCHESTER Thunder are back in the Netball Super League Grand Final after a 63-54 win over first-time finalists, Severn Stars. Ultimately the gulf in experience and class was the difference, with the Thunder proving why they have been one of the top teams for so long. The Thunder got the better of the starts to […]

PREVIEW | NSL 2024 Round 1 – New era, new look teams, same goal

TODAY is the day. Later today, the English netball community will once again descend on Nottingham to begin the 2024 Netball Super League season. In a move that is perhaps uniquely Super League, much of the league moved clubs in the offseason, which creates a whole lot of unpredictability heading into the new season. Not […]

2024 Netball Super League Preview – Manchester Thunder

THE 2024 Netball Super League season is almost upon us, and to celebrate the build up to the season, Rookie Me Central will be previewing each of the 10 competing teams and seeing how this year might unfold for them. It is the halfway mark of the preview series, and today’s team is the Manchester […]

Thunder trusting the status quo ahead of 2024

MANCHESTER Thunder became the penultimate side to finalise their 2024 Netball Super League squad, with a few new faces set to don the yellow dress in 2024. There are eight members of the 2023 third place finishing side that are returning to the side in 2024. Lois Pearson, Amy Carter, Taylor McKevitt, Natalie Metcalf, Ella […]

Thunder roars loud to finish season on a high

MANCHESTER Thunder have finished their season on a high with a solid 55 goals to 38 win over the Surrey Storm to finish third in the Superleague for 2023. The game started much tighter than it ended, but a dominant third quarter from the Thunder really blew the match open. The first quarter was one […]

Well travelled Potgieter finally finds happy home

SOUTH African goal shooting star Lenize Potgieter has seen much of the world in her netball career, but the journey has made her the netballer she is today. Having played in all three of the world’s top leagues, Potgieter said that every club has contributed to her developing into a world class player. “I think […]

Potgieter left shocked by “horrible” Thunderbirds axing

SOUTH African goal shooting star Lenize Potgieter has sensationally declared the Suncorp Super Netball as “not normal netball anymore” and described her dumping from Adelaide Thunderbirds as a “rubbish feeling”. In an exclusive interview with Rookie Me Central, Potgieter said she was “quite shocked” to not earn another contract with the Thunderbirds after what she […]

NSL Player Focus: Natalie Metcalf (Manchester Thunder)

MANCHESTER Thunder fought off a tough challenge from the Strathclyde Sirens to take the win on the weekend, and a key part of that success was their skipper Natalie Metcalf. The Thunder and Roses skipper finished with 41 feeds in her side’s win over the Sirens, and was a pivotal link in many a successful […]

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