10 September 2019

Netball Superleague Champions Manchester Thunder receive major investment boost

Vitality Netball Superleague Champions Manchester Thunder have received a major investment boost. 

Local businessman David Jennings will join their Superleague board as part of the deal with his company Jennings Ventures Ltd.

“I am hoping my investment both now and in the future will help level the increasingly competitive financial playing field." said Jennings.

He added: "Our goal currently on the court is to retain the Vitality Netball Superleague title next year and off-court is to build the fan base and the sponsorship base. It is a challenge which we will relish.”

Thunder managing director Debbie Hallas said: “David been a huge supporter of Thunder for some time – both as a netball supporter and a business leader and I am thrilled he has seen the potential for the future. With his investment and experience he will be instrumental in taking Thunder to the next level.”

The backing means that the Thunder will be able to recruit a full-time franchise director ahead of the new Superleague season in February 2020. The new member will be able to run the day-to-day activities of the club and grow them commercially in order to attract further investment. 

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