Former Hartpury student Rosie Pretorius will kick off her new year by helping to push forward the future of Welsh netball after the former Wales international was appointed as the association’s new Head of Performance.
Pretorius, a Sports Business Management graduate, will take the reins in January tasked with ushering in a period of continued international success and she has set her sights on competing with the top countries in the world.
“I’m extremely excited about starting my new role,” she said. “My main focus will be to ensure a robust and world class competition and performance pathway structure as its imperative that we provide our coaches and players across the country with high quality resources and support.
“We must set high standards to compete with the top countries in the world and achieve our goal of consistent international success.”
The 30-year-old former international brings a wealth of experience to the role, having picked up caps for Wales as well as playing goal keeper for Netball Superleague side Celtic Dragons for a number of years.
With Wales currently sit eighth on in the netball world rankings, Pretorius will be hoping to draw on her previous role with England Netball as a performance pathway coach as she looks to improve the performance pathway across Wales.
“I want to find out how we can support our coaches and officials to ensure we are providing the best training and playing opportunities for our young players.”