Gilbert Netball Becomes Official Ball Supplier to Manchester Thunder

Gilbert Netball Becomes Official Ball Supplier to Manchester Thunder


Manchester Thunder sign a new two-year ball deal with Gilbert


Reigning champions Manchester Thunder have signed a new two-year deal with leading netball brand Gilbert, extending their relationship to 12 successful years.

Supplying the netball community since the millennium, Gilbert are the leaders and innovators in ball technologies and are also the official supplier to the Netball World Cup and Commonwealth Games. The Vitality Netball Superleague, Suncorp Super Netball and the ANZ Premiership also recognise Gilbert as their official ball. What more credibility could you ask for.


Gilbert will supply Manchester Thunder with all their ball and equipment needs while also excelling with superb designs as part of the world leading merchandise range Manchester Thunder offer.

Manchester Thunder managing director Debbie Hallas said of the deal:

“We are delighted to continue our long and successful partnership with Gilbert. They came on board with us, sharing our vision in 2008 when we took over the franchise and have worked with us to ensure our success on the court and also in offering the best merchandise in the league.”


Gilbert Sales & Marketing Director Richard Gray stated:

"We are delighted to renew our long-standing and successful partnership with 3 times Super League Champions Manchester Thunder. We look forward to many more. The North West is a key area for Gilbert and the partnership with Thunder will continue to support our desire to grow netball across this passionate region.”



Manchester Thunder had won all of their four matches in the 2020 season before it was cut short by COVID-19 so they will be eagerly looking to carry forward their undefeated record into the next season and replicate their Superleague success.