THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, DESPITE LONG LIST OF INJURIES
BY CARA GLEDHILL
The Thunderbirds come into season 2018 with only three returning players (Sasha Glasgow, Chelsea Pitman, Fiona Fowler), but hope to improve on last year’s wooden spoon showing where they only won one game. The team looks very different a year on and coach Dan Ryan will be hoping that another blend of youth and experience will see improved results. Captained by ex-Silver Fern Leana de Bruin, the 2018 Thunderbirds have a strong international flavour about them – two former Silver Ferns and current players from Scotland, South Africa, England and Jamaica. Combining the different styles could be a challenge.