Nat Medhurst Announced as New Head of Sport

Today, Cate Begbie, Principal of PLC, announced that Nat Medhurst will be the new Head of Sport and will commence in Term 4.

“This is an appointment which I am confident will significantly advance the School’s standing as a leader in Co-curricular and IGSSA Sport,” Ms Begbie said. 

Ms Medhurst has 18 years experience in the sporting industry, most notably as a key player with the Australian Diamonds netball team and as a gold and silver Commonwealth Games medalist.

Since retiring as a professional athlete, Ms Medhurst has held the role of Community Engagement Manager for Commonwealth Games Australia. She has also been the Player Development Manager for Fremantle ALFW, president of the Australian Netball Players’ Association and a commentator for Channel Nine.

Ms Medhurst’s experience as an elite athlete and in player development provides her with a deep understanding and insight into girls entering an elite sporting pathway and the attributes and skills required to transition girls to a professional level. She has also worked with local school and community sporting organisations.

She is an authentic, highly motivated, and inclusive leader and we are confident she will create a culture of inclusion and strong engagement in a wide range of girls’ sports at PLC.

“I feel strongly that her down-to-earth presence will encourage all girls to participate in sport and physical fitness. She is genuinely passionate about her work and positively impacting the lives of young women,” Ms Begbie said.

Ms Medhurst said she is thrilled and excited about her appointment.

“I was motivated to apply for the role because it enabled me to ‘give back’ to sport and encourage participation at all levels. I want to leave the industry in a better place in terms of participation, enjoyment, and success,” Ms Medhurst said. 

Ms Medhurst replaces Annette Pearce, who advised the School earlier this year she was remaining in Singapore where she has been since she was granted a leave of absence to be Head Coach of the Singapore National Netball Team. 

We look forward to welcoming Ms Medhurst to PLC Perth in Term 4. 

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