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England reveals Roses Squads for 2024/25

IT was a big day at England Netball HQ yesterday, with the 2024/25 Roses and Future Roses Programme Squads both announced. There were 23 players named in the senior Roses squad, The cohort sees the return of Beth Cobden, Zara Everitt and Jessica Shaw to the programme after time away from it, while Tash Pavelin, […]

Streaks broken at both ends of the NSL ladder

THE match of the round in the Netball Super League over the weekend was an intriguing top of the table clash between the Severn Stars and Manchester Thunder, which saw the Thunder come away victorious 65 goal to 50 and with their undefeated record for 2024 still in tact. The margin may have been big, […]

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 […]

Fans Forum: 2023 NSL Underrated Player edition

WELCOME to the Netball Fans Forum, a new series here at Rookie Me Central where we hear from netball fans themselves and see what they have to say about the domestic season that have recently come to a conclusion. In part three of this year’s series, we take a look at the players who the fans […]

Happy reunions for some, but not everyone

IN A weekend characterised by a number of players playing their old sides for the first time, not everyone came away from those reunions happy. To begin the weekend Surrey Storm earned a big 80 goal to 52 win over Team Bath. Despite Bath matching it with their visitors early, they dropped off as the […]

Roses confirm squads for international events

ENGLAND Roses have confirmed the squads for their three upcoming international events over the next two months. The Roses will take on Uganda in a three-match Vitality International Series on October 5-9 at home, before flying to Australia for a trio of tests between October 26-November 3, finishing up with a FAST5 series against New […]

Thunder, Rhinos win VNSL Round 9 thrillers

THERE were a couple of Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) thrillers in Round 9, with two games decided by three goals or less. In a battle of the top three sides, Manchester Thunder won by three goals over London Pulse, and Leeds Rhinos triumphed over Saracens Mavericks by two goals. In other results, Loughborough Lightning knocked […]

Thunder strikes twice to remain unbeaten

MANCHESTER Thunder have remained unbeaten in the 2022 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) season after accounting for Saracens Mavericks in a top of the table clash. The Thunder then went on to easily defeat Wasps, and head into Round 6 as one of only two undefeated sides with reigning premiers, Loughborough Lightning.

2022 VNSL club preview: Manchester Thunder

REIGNING Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) Grand Finalists Manchester Thunder will look to go one better in the 2022 season. They have recruited a couple of international stars and some rising young talents to bulk up an already impressive list of players that drove the Thunder to the 2021 decider off the back of a 17-3 […]

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