Former Australian cricketer Shelley Nitschke has been appointed Assistant Coach of the Southern Stars for the next two years.
Former Australian and Queensland representative Ashley Noffke will also work with Nitschke for all domestic, international tours and high performance camps.
Nitschke, who is one of Australia's finest players, claiming 153 wickets from 122 international matches before retiring in 2011 as the world's leading all-rounder and she was the Belinda Clark Award winner on four occasions.
Nitschke has been involved in various coaching roles since her retirement, recently acting as Assistant Coach for the Southern Stars on their tour of India in March.
She will also tour the UK in June as coach of the women’s Aboriginal XI squad commemorating 150 years since the 1868 Aboriginal tour of the UK.
“I’m delighted to have Shelley and Ashley join the coaching group for the next two years, they both bring extensive playing experience to the group which will be invaluable across a period that includes the World T20 in the Caribbean later this year and an away Ashes series next winter," Head Coach Matthew Mott said.
“She knows the women’s game inside out and is a great asset for our programs," he added.
Nitschke is expected to continue her role as Adelaide Strikers’ Assistant Coach.