Dillon du Preez has been appointed by the CSA to be the new assistant coach of South Africa Women for three years.
Dillon du Preez is a South African player who retired in 2017. Having been a young coach after his retirement, he has now been appointed by CSA to be the South Africa Women’s assistant coach for the next three years.
As per SA Women’s head coach Hilton Moreeng, ‘We would like to welcome Dillon to the Momentum Proteas set-up. He is a young coach with vast experience of playing the game and his all-round skill will no doubt benefit the girls’.
‘I am confident that alongside our staff and another recent appointment Dinesha Devnarain (the first full-time Women's Under-19 coach) our coaching setup can help take the women's game to a new level’, he added.
In response to the warm welcome that he has received, Du Preez says, ‘I am really honoured. I have been relishing such an opportunity and can't wait to get going. A lot has been going on behind the scenes for a little while and obviously with the break (COVID-19) I've had to wait a little while before formally joining the team, but now it's finally come and I'm really excited and can't wait to get going with Hilton and the rest of the girls’.
Du Preez started his career in first-class cricket and eventually got the chance to play for teams like the Sussex Eagles, Leicestershire, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. His playing career ended in 2017 after having played 92-first class games, 134 List A, and 86 T20s. He has also more than 600 wickets and 4500 runs to his name when he retired. To further understand how cricket is played, head over to Betwala.
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