Former Head Coach to England Netball Team & Motivational Speaker
Tracey Neville MBE is a former England netball international and a former England head coach.
As a player, she was a member of the England teams that won bronze at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 1999 World Netball Championships. As a head coach, she guided Manchester Thunder to Netball Superleague titles in 2012 and 2014.
Between 2015 and 2019 Tracey served as England’s Head Coach. She was initially appointed as an interim coach, however, after guiding England to the bronze medal at the 2015 Netball World Cup, the appointment was made permanent. Tracey guided England to the 2015, 2016 and 2017 European Netball Championships. She was also instrumental in England’s first ever gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, days after suffering a miscarriage.
Tracey, twin sister of Phil, younger sister of Gary and daughter of Neville Neville received an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours list for services to netball. In 2019, Tracey and Phil both coached England women’s national teams to the semi-final stages of the 2019 Netball World Cup and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup respectively.
After the World Cup, Tracey announced she was retiring from Netball in order to start a family.
After the birth of her son Nev, Tracey turned her focus to public speaking, appearing at many conferences, including the iconic Sports Leaders, and became a regular pundit and co-commentator for Sky Sports.
In 2022, Tracey returned to netball, re-joining her former Vitality Netball Super League franchise, Manchester Thunder, as a Board Member and Performance & Operations Director. Yet again, Tracey supported Thunder when they became Netball Super League winners for the 2022 season, her sixth title with the club and third NSL success. In October 2022, Tracey announced that she had taken the opportunity to travel back over to Australia, in an assistant coach role at her former club, Adelaide Thunderbirds, helping to support the team through the 2023 Suncorp Super Netball season.
Tracey Neville is a motivational speaker and coach. She has spoken on topics such as –
• Winning Mentality & High Performance
• Overcoming Adversity
• Defying the Odds.