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Yasmin Roebuck of Manchester Thunder.

Roebuck during semi-final between Manchester Thunder and Team Bath Netball. Source | Touchlinepics.

Yasmin Roebuck will be a part of Manchester Thunder’s squad for the 2023 Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL), the club have confirmed.

Roebuck – a wing defence and centre by trade – enjoyed a successful breakthrough season in 2022 and has subsequently been offered a senior spot for the second consecutive campaign.

The 20-year-old featured in all 22 fixtures last term as Thunder won the league title for the fourth time and their first since 2019. Roebuck made 18 turnovers over the course of the season.

A versatile mid-courter offering both wing defence and centre, Roebuck has cemented her place in an exciting squad bursting with pathway products for the new season.

Formerly part of the England Roses Academy squad, Roebuck has travelled on tours to Australia and New Zealand with the Roses U19’s side, before starting all three games in Worcester for the Netball Europe U21 Championships, helping to secure a gold medal.

Roebuck said: “Last season was incredible to be a part of. To be surround by such experienced players and coaches was a great learning opportunity for me, and a chance to develop as a player in my first Superleague season.

“I loved how the training environment and team morale really reflected on court, which meant we were able to bring home the trophy to Manchester and say we were undefeated all season.”

Karen Greig, Head Coach and Director of Netball for Manchester Thunder, said: “I’m really happy to re-sign Yasmin. In her break-through season last year she was a crucial member of our squad impacting on many occasions. She was almost stealth like in her defence and is able to nullify threats and win the ball when you need it. I am looking forward to working with her this season and seeing her step up once again.”

Roebuck becomes Manchester Thunder’s sixth signing of the 2023 Signing Window following Taylor McKevitt, Lenize Potgieter, Lois Pearson, Elia McCormick and Amy Carter. You can view their full squad here.

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