England Netball can today confirm that Tracey Neville will step down as Vitality Roses Head Coach after the Vitality Netball World Cup in July after four incredible years with the squad.
Under her leadership the Vitality Roses have made unprecedented progress in the world rankings and at major tournaments, including the gold medal success at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is now going to take some time away from the game to focus on her personal life.
Tracey said: “Being the Vitality Roses Head Coach is something I have relished and I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to do.
“Over the last few months I have sat down with England Netball to look at how I could fulfil my role whilst taking into consideration my personal circumstances.
“My ambition to have a family is something I want to commit to after the Vitality Netball World Cup.
“The Vitality Roses’ future is paramount in my thoughts and plans and I will passionately and wholeheartedly continue to support them and England Netball. I will hopefully get an opportunity to lead again in the future.
“To the staff/players past and present you have challenged me in every way possible and I am eternally grateful for your commitment and support within the program and on our journey together.
“Now, to Liverpool!”
Jo Adams, CEO England Netball added: “I would like to thank Tracey on behalf of the whole netball family for the phenomenal work she has put in to creating a culture where athletes thrive and ultimately deliver magical and historical moments.
“The Roses Programme is in a fantastic place to drive more success and we hope that we can work with Tracey again in the future.
“We totally support Tracey’s decision with regards to her personal circumstances and we will continue to do so but for now our focus is entirely on giving her and the Vitality Roses squad every possible support as they strive to win a home World Cup.
“We hope Tracey will be able to sign off with some more wonderful memories in July and having made today’s announcement, hope she is given the space to continue her work with the squad which is her sole focus for now.”