20 Mar 2015

England dump Mayes, install Neville for World Cup

12:52 pm on 20 March 2015

England Netball have parted company with national head coach Anna Mayes, replacing her with Manchester Thunder coach Tracey Neville for the upcoming World Cup.

Now-former England netball coach Anna Mayes

Now-former England netball coach Anna Mayes Photo: Photosport

Neville's been placed in interim charge of the England team and will lead the squad to the World Cup this summer.

England Netball CEO Joanna Adams says Neville's got a proven track record both in her playing and coaching career, she has achieved fantastic results with Manchester Thunder in the Netball Superleague and they firmly believe she's the right person to lead them into this year's World Cup.

England Netball say they would like to place on record their thanks to Mayes for her hard work in progressing the national side, and they wish her well for the future.