Changing lives through the power of netball

Our partnership with Manchester Thunder ParaNetball Club

In 2022, we were delighted to announce our partnership with the current Vitality Netball Superleague champions, Manchester Thunder. The partnership will see the creation of the first VNSL franchise led ParaNetball club.

Focused on raising the profile of the sport and creating a welcoming, accessible and inclusive environment that promotes engagement and participation; the partnership aims to make a real difference to the lives of deaf and disabled young people through the power of netball.

Tracey Neville, Performance Operations Director of Manchester Thunder, said: “I’m so excited to have signed this strategic agreement with Nichols. From the moment they engaged with us they completely understood what we are striving to achieve through our community strategic objective of ‘changing people’s lives through netball’ and their support will enable us to do just that.

“I’ve thought for a long time that we need to take bold steps to increase the profile of ParaNetball and I’m really proud that Manchester Thunder has decided to take a lead role in making this happen.”

For more information see the Manchester Thunder ParaNetball website