THUNDER PARTNERS

A massive thank you to our Thunder partners

Our Thunder partners help us to be financially stable, meaning that we can compete in the Vitality Netball Superleague, continue a high level of play across the region, and ensure we have the best players out on court for Manchester Thunder.

If you are interested in joining our growing list of partners or would like to sponsor a player, please click here.

To all of our Thunder fans, please support those who support us, and check out our fantastic sponsors:

PRIMARY PARTNERS

Mizuno

Official Footwear Supplier

Mizuno is an International sports brand founded in 1906 in Osaka (Japan). Throughout the years we have grown into a global player of high-tech products in the field of various functional sports, for example Running, Tennis, Soccer, Golf and many more. Amongst others we are the main sponsor of TCS Amsterdam Marathon.

Through years of experience and their devotion to support their customer in achieving their best, they strive to deliver the best quality. Their high quality standards are in line with their Philosophy: ‘To contribute to society by developing sports products and promoting sports in general’.

UAP Fullex

Official Home Security Partner

UAP Ltd has an unrivalled reputation for product excellence, innovation and quality. They are a leading door hardware supplier in the UK and import top of the range supplies from around the globe – working in conjunction with highly-regarded and respected manufacturers in order to guarantee that every piece of merchandise is of a superior standard. All items meet even the most stringent of requirements and come complete with an extremely reasonable, competitive price tag.

UAP Fullex

Official Home Security Partner

UAP Ltd has an unrivalled reputation for product excellence, innovation and quality. They are a leading door hardware supplier in the UK and import top of the range supplies from around the globe – working in conjunction with highly-regarded and respected manufacturers in order to guarantee that every piece of merchandise is of a superior standard. All items meet even the most stringent of requirements and come complete with an extremely reasonable, competitive price tag.

C&C Insurance Brokers

Official Insurance Brokers Partner

C&C Insurance Brokers Ltd is one of the top 50 independent brokers in the UK. They are fiercely proud of their independence, stability and the quality of service that they provide to their clients.

Employing almost 100 professionals, they ensure that their products and services meet their clients’ demands and their resources are sufficient to exceed their clients’ expectations.

Netball UK

Official Online Netball Shop

Netball UK have endeavoured to make your visit to their site a secure, fun and customer-friendly one!

Their aim is simple – to offer the largest selection of Netball supplies, at competitive prices, with the fastest service and achieving high levels of customer care.

They have teamed up with a number of official suppliers to the top netball teams worldwide to bring you a wide selection of merchandise. Their products are continually expanding to bring their customers the most comprehensive range available on the web today. With next day delivery on most items and supply to nationwide destinations, secure shopping on the web could not be easier.

Netball UK

Official Online Netball Shop

Netball UK have endeavoured to make your visit to their site a secure, fun and customer-friendly one!

Their aim is simple – to offer the largest selection of Netball supplies, at competitive prices, with the fastest service and achieving high levels of customer care.

They have teamed up with a number of official suppliers to the top netball teams worldwide to bring you a wide selection of merchandise. Their products are continually expanding to bring their customers the most comprehensive range available on the web today. With next day delivery on most items and supply to nationwide destinations, secure shopping on the web could not be easier.

VUEgroup

Official Vehicle CCTV and Telematics Partner

The VUEgroup’s aim is to help their customers manage their fleets. They have tools for improving driver behaviour to reduce accident frequency, fuel usage and insurance costs.

VUEgroup consists of 2 arms: VUEtech and VUEcloud. Their 3G connected vehicle CCTV, tracking and telematics equipment combines with secure software solutions to give their customers the edge. They are great separately, but amazing together!

Swans Travel

Official Travel Partner

Swans Travel was founded in 1978 and has developed in to one of the leading passenger transport companies in the United Kingdom.

As a family owned private limited company, they offer maximum service delivery in all aspects of ground transport operation and management. Their modern fleet of vehicles range from car, MPV, Mini, Midi to full size Coaches, featuring the latest safety, comfort and low emission features.

Their unrivalled expertise in passenger transport is supported by one of the most advanced 24-hour control centres, on call 365-days a year, monitoring the UK wide fleet and network via their unique ‘satellite tracking’ system. Their experienced team will deliver a complete managed solution for all your transport requirements.

Swans Travel

Official Travel Partner

Swans Travel was founded in 1978 and has developed in to one of the leading passenger transport companies in the United Kingdom.

As a family owned private limited company, they offer maximum service delivery in all aspects of ground transport operation and management. Their modern fleet of vehicles range from car, MPV, Mini, Midi to full size Coaches, featuring the latest safety, comfort and low emission features.

Their unrivalled expertise in passenger transport is supported by one of the most advanced 24-hour control centres, on call 365-days a year, monitoring the UK wide fleet and network via their unique ‘satellite tracking’ system. Their experienced team will deliver a complete managed solution for all your transport requirements.

Hotel Football

Official Hotel Partner

Hotel Football is an upscale football-themed hotel overlooking Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United F.C.

Owned by former players Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Gary Neville, as well as the GG Hospitality Management Company; the hotel was built at a cost of £24m and features 133 rooms, a restaurant called Cafe Football and a five-a-side football pitch on the roof.

Opened in 2015, the hotel is the first in a planned chain of football-themed hotels to be located near football grounds around the world.

Gilbert Netball

Official Netball Supplier

The roots of Gilbert Netball can be traced back to 1855, when H J Gray, a well-known sportsman, first established Grays in Cambridge, England.

Just prior to the new millennium, Gilbert adapted its unique ball technology and design into the original Synergie netball, and in 2005 it was chosen by IFNA as its official ball for all World Competitions; a position it still holds today. Soon, the majority of the world’s leading nations were choosing the Gilbert Netball and today Gilbert is proud to supply the top 10 ranked teams as well as a host of other nations. 

Gilbert Netball

Official Netball Supplier

The roots of Gilbert Netball can be traced back to 1855, when H J Gray, a well-known sportsman, first established Grays in Cambridge, England.

Just prior to the new millennium, Gilbert adapted its unique ball technology and design into the original Synergie netball, and in 2005 it was chosen by IFNA as its official ball for all World Competitions; a position it still holds today. Soon, the majority of the world’s leading nations were choosing the Gilbert Netball and today Gilbert is proud to supply the top 10 ranked teams as well as a host of other nations. 

Manchester City Council

Supporter of Sport Across the City

Manchester is home to two of the world’s leading football clubs, athletics, cricket, netball, rugby, squash, swimming and water polo clubs and the all conquering British Cycling team. Manchester is the host to National Centres for Cycling, Lacrosse, Squash, Taekwondo and Water Polo.

Manchester’s commitment to sport and the Major Sports Events programme has seen the city receive numerous Sports Industry awards, including being ranked 5th in the ‘World’s 25 Ultimate Sport Cities’ by Sports Business Magazine.

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses. They are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research.

With 25 Nobel prize winners among their current and former staff and students, they have a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene.

They’re committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility in everything they do. 

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses. They are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research.

With 25 Nobel prize winners among their current and former staff and students, they have a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene.

They’re committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility in everything they do. 

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond, with a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge, and make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed.

They work closely with our city, with business, the community and our academic peers – locally, nationally and internationally – to be inventive and creative, generate great opportunities, and enable their students, colleagues and everyone whose lives they touch to make an impact.

Wright Robinson College

At Wright Robinson College, students are taught by academic specialists with a passion for their subject, creating an environment where their students believe that anything is achievable. They place great emphasis on creating leaders, whilst recognising the need to work co-operatively with others.

Their ‘Team Ethos’ permeates all aspects of college life, a life which there at Wright Robinson is so much more than what happens in the classroom.

Their sporting successes are nationally renowned and their work in areas such as music, drama and art further enrich the student experience.

Wright Robinson College

At Wright Robinson College, students are taught by academic specialists with a passion for their subject, creating an environment where their students believe that anything is achievable. They place great emphasis on creating leaders, whilst recognising the need to work co-operatively with others.

Their ‘Team Ethos’ permeates all aspects of college life, a life which there at Wright Robinson is so much more than what happens in the classroom.

Their sporting successes are nationally renowned and their work in areas such as music, drama and art further enrich the student experience.

PLAYER & COACH SPONSORS