England netball head coach Jess Thirlby has extended her contract with the Vitality Roses until 2027.
Thirlby, who was appointed in 2019, led England to their first World Cup final this summer where they claimed the silver medal following a 65-41 defeat to 12-time champions Australia.
The 44-year-old’s new deal includes the 2027 World Cup in Australia, while her next assignment will come next week as she leads England in a three-Test series against South Africa, including her 50th fixture in charge.
The Roses will play the Proteas in Manchester on Tuesday before back-to-back matches in Nottingham on Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10,
Thirlby said: “I am proud and excited to be asked to lead the Roses for a second term and continue to build on the foundations we have set over the past four years which have seen us succeed on the world stage.