Briegal confirmed as International Netball Federation chief

The International Netball Federation (INF) has appointed Clare Briegal as its new chief executive.

Briegal has held the role on an interim basis for the past four months following Urvasi Naidoo’s departure from the post after five years with the sport’s world governing body.

Briegal said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of driving netball forward, building its profile and welcoming new partners and sponsors to further strengthen our sport. With our innovative grassroots development programme and our finest teams and players competing at the Commonwealth Games this year in Glasgow, and the Netball World Cup in Sydney in 2015, there has never been a better time to be involved with the world’s No.1 women’s team sport.”

INF president Molly Rhone added: “We are delighted that Clare has accepted this role.  She has proved herself a strong leader and the right person to take international netball to the next level.  These are exciting times for netball and we have every confidence that Clare will build on our success and create new and innovative opportunities to grow and showcase netball on the world stage.”