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Joyce Mvula of Manchester Thunder.

Manchester Thunder shooter Joyce Mvula has left the club after six seasons in the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) for ‘new adventures overseas’.

The Malawi international joined Thunder back in 2017 and went onto become one of the most reliable shooters in the division during her time in Manchester.

Mvula won two VNSL titles during her time in the league in 2019 and most recently last Sunday, when Thunder defeated Loughborough Lightning in the Grand Final.

The 28-year-old scored 774 goals on her way to title glory this term; a tally which was only beaten by Surrey Storm’s Proscovia Peace. Furthermore, the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup and 2014 Commonwealth Games star netted 699 goals in 2021.

Manchester Thunder Head Coach, Karen Greig, said: “What an amazing six years I have had coaching Joyce; to see all the hard work she has put, going from having never lifting a weight in her life to the strong, powerful athlete she is today. She has been like a sponge and always wanting and willing to learn.

“Whilst I am disappointed that we lose Joyce, I am so proud of her that she is getting the opportunity to show how amazing she is overseas. It’s been a real honour to have been part of her netball journey and I wish her all the luck in the world.”

Mula said: “I just wanted to say thank you to the Manchester Thunder family, the fans, and the players for the amazing years I’ve been sharing with them. It is time for me to say goodbye. I’ll miss you all, I love you all and you’ll always be in my heart.”

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