Joyce Mvula departs Thunder
The Malawi queen and star shooter is moving on to new adventures overseas after 6 seasons at Manchester Thunder.
With her split landings and needle eye precision shooting, fans were often left in awe of Joyce’s ability in the shooting circle. Not missing one game, we didn’t think it was possible for Joyce to improve on her 2021 season with 699 goals in all 22 appearances but in the season of 2022, she scored a whopping 774 goals with a goal accuracy of 91.38% which is just incredible.
Head Coach Karen Greig, who has had the pleasure of working with Joyce during her Manchester Thunder career, says, “What an amazing 6 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.
Joyce has said on her move “I just wanted to say thank you to the Manchester Thunder family, the fans, 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.”
We wish Joyce so much luck for her new chapter and hope to see her representing Malawi in The Commonwealth Games next month.