WILMSLOW Lightning Netball Club are hailing their success at a point the sport's profile is set to reach new heights.

The greatest talents from 16 nations will attract a lot of interest when they go head to head in the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool next month, but there is lots to like about what is happening at the Wilmslow High School based club too.

Now in its 12th year, Lightning continue to go from strength to strength and feature more than 200 junior members from age seven to 18.

The club also boasts a successful senior squad and a 'back to netball' division.

Recognising their achievements and growth, Lightning were named North West Club of the Year 2018 in the England Netball Goalden Globes awards.

And recognising the talents within the club, head coach Rosie Harris has been revealed as the North West Grassroots Coach of the Year 2019.

She is now one of nine regional winners in with a chance of collecting the national honour, for which voting takes place until 5pm on Friday, June 21, at


On the court, 2019 is already proving to be a special year.

The under 18s have been crowned Warrington League winners, while the under 14s have claimed the Cheshire League title as well triumphing in the Manchester Thunder Tournament.

Third place was sealed by the under 13s and under 12s in the Cheshire League.

Five of the Lightning girls are currently in Manchester Thunder youth squads, while 15 players have been selected for Cheshire.

Four of the club's coaches are also tied in with Cheshire or Manchester Thunder youth teams.

A club spokesman said: "We actively encourage girls and parents to become involved in the club by obtaining coaching and umpiring qualifications and also volunteering as team managers and committee members.

"We are a friendly yet competitive club and welcome girls of all abilities to trial."

For more details, contact officials listed on the club's website