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Emma Dovey named Thunder captain for 2017 season

Emma Dovey has been selected as Manchester Thunder captain for the 2017 Superleague season.

Read on for the full Manchester Thunder release:

The defender will be supported by co-vice captains Kerry Almond and Kathryn Turner.

Dovey is one of Thunder’s most experienced players, and takes the reigns from long-term skipper Sara Bayman, who has signed for New Zealand side Central Pulse.

She will lead a 12-strong squad brimming with youth and experience, which includes Jamaican international Marvadene Anderson and Silver Fern Liana Leota.

The 25-year-old said of her new appointment with the Black and Yellows: “I am very honoured to be captain of Manchester Thunder for the 16/17 season.

“Obviously we have had a lot of change within the team this year but we are excited with our new signings, and I’m looking forward to leading our new-look team for what is set to be a very exciting Superleague season.”