Vitality Roses

Emma Thacker

Goal Attack Goal Shooter

DOB: 22 August 2003
Height: 1.90m
Club: Loughborough Lightning


Emma Thacker continues to rise through the age groups after first being selected for the Roses Academy squad for the 2018/19 season. At 15, Emma was given a place in the 20-strong long squad for the World Youth Cup in 2021 before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Emma was previously part of the cohort of U19s that went on a tour of New Zealand and Australia in June 2019 and was a member of the England squad which triumphed at the Netball Europe U17 Championships a few months prior.  

On the domestic scene, Emma has represented Surrey Storm and London Pulse at numerous youth tournaments, before making her Vitality Netball Superleague debut for Loughborough Lightning in 2022.  

Emma has been selected for the Future Roses programme for the first time for 2022-23.