Joyce Mvula settles for New Zealand side


Malawi National Netball Team shooter Joyce Mvula has completed a dream move to Central Pulse in New Zealand’s ANZ Premiership after leaving newly crowned United Kingdom Vitality Netball Superleague champions Manchester Thunder.

The former Blue Eagles Sisters star said she wanted to face new challenges.

“It is time to move on and face new challenges to grow my game. I am looking forward to catching up with my new teammates,” she said.


Mvula joined Thunder in 2017 and has won two titles with the club.

According to, Mvula played a pivotal role in the team’s recent perfect Vitality Netball Superleague season which culminated in winning the 2022 title.

The publication stated that over the past three years, the Queens shooter had achieved a 91 percent success rate under the hoop.


During the 2022 season, she scored 774 goals.

Thunder coach Karen Greig paid tribute to Mvula for her impressive shooting skills.

“What an amazing six years I have had coaching Joyce. To see all the hard work she has put in, going from having never lifted a weight in her life to the strong, powerful athlete she is today, Joyce 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,” Greig told

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