Manchester Thunder say they would dedicate the Netball Super League title to the victims of the Manchester terror attacks.
The Final Four - which sees the semi-finals and final played in Birmingham this weekend - was due to be staged in Manchester prior to the attack.
Thunder coach Karen Greig has been speaking to Granada sports correspondent, Chris Hall.
It's an unlikely collaboration between two Super League clubs but it's one that seems to work.
Reigning Rugby League champions the Wigan Warriors have continued their preparations for the new season by swapping the rugby pitch for the netball court.
They've been put through their paces by players from the Manchester Thunder as part of a pre-season project to share skills.
Sarah Rogers went along to see them in action:
Class of 92’ players and stars from Coronation Street have joined forces with Manchester Thunder netball team for a special promotional video.
Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Brooke Vincent were among the North West celebrities to take part in the 'Is This the Way To Amarillo?' spoof.
The video has been released in the run up to the reigning netball Superleague champions' semi final match at the Manchester Arena on April 18th.
New Zealand international and Salford rugby league star, Kevin Locke, has caught the eye of the Scottish rugby union recently. But he say's he's not interested in a move north.
He's got plenty of motivation to stay put, having recently proposed to Australian girlfriend Chelsea Pitman - this year's new recruit at the netball champions - Manchester Thunder.
Chris Hall went round for a brew and discovered their competitive streak doesn't end on match day.
Last year the Northern Thunder won their first ever Super League title.
Now they are back under a new name, the Manchester Thunder, but under the same experienced leadership of England legend Tracey Neville.