Shaun Pretorius – HEAD COACH

Hailing originally from George, Western Cape, situated in the picturesque Garden Route, Shaun Pretorius serves as the head coach of the DP World Lions Women. With a coaching philosophy centered around the belief that “hard work surpasses talent if talent fails to exert effort,” Pretorius has infused fresh energy into both the U19 girls’ and Women’s teams, aided by the dedicated support of his collaborators. Boasting two decades of cricketing experience, with a specialized focus on women’s cricket for the past 12 years, Pretorius previously contributed to the Rosemoor Hub in George before assuming the role of women’s coach at South Western District for a two-year tenure. His journey led him to Johannesburg in August 2019, where he continues to make significant strides in the realm of women’s cricket.

Thulang Hlalele – batting consultant

Thulang Hlalele serves as the Batting Consultant for the DP World Lions Women’s team, holding a CSA Level 2 coach certification. In addition to his role as the Batting Consultant, Hlalele assumed the position of Head Coach for the Lions under-19 women’s team in 2023. Prior to this, he served as the Assistant Coach for the DP World Lions from 2018 to 2023. Hlalele has also made significant contributions to cricket development, acting as the Hub Head Coach for girls RPC since 2016. Furthermore, he holds the esteemed position of Head of Cricket at Steyn City School, where he continues to nurture and inspire young talents in the sport.


Sheenagh Jordaan holds a BSc in Physiotherapy from Stellenbosch University and has a rich background in sports medicine, with seven years of professional experience in the field including four years managing her own private practice, Sheenagh serves as the Women’s team physiotherapist. Her journey in sports began during her undergraduate years, where she dedicated herself to volunteering at various sporting events. Her professional career in sports commenced at Tuks Sport, where she provided clinical support and fieldside assistance for numerous events from 2017 to 2019. Notable engagements include Tuks Club Rugby, Varsity Netball, Varsity Hockey (Men & Women), USSA Hockey (Men & Women), Varsity 7s, Gauteng Golden Fireballs (Telkom Netball League 2017, 2019, 2020), and the Presidents XII Netball team in 2021. Sheenagh has been instrumental in advancing the role of team physiotherapist in women’s domestic cricket, pioneering efforts with Wanderers Sport Medical Centre during the 2022/23 season. Notably, Sheenagh has represented Team South Africa at the FISU World Student Games in Chengdu, China, and has provided support to the SA U19 Women and Men at their respective U19 ICC Cricket World Cups in 2023 and 2024.

Bongani Ndaba – Assistant Coach

Bongani Ndaba serves as the Assistant Coach for DP World Women, equipped with a CSA Level 3 Coach certification. With a background in Performance Analysis and Applied Sport Psychology, Ndaba brings a multifaceted skill set to his coaching role. His professional journey includes significant stints at various institutions, including St Stithians College from 2008 to 2017, followed by roles with CGL’s under-15 and under-17 teams from 2017 to 2020. Ndaba was the fielding coach for the Men’s team in 2018 and 2019. He then served as the Assistant Coach for Eastern Storm from 2020 to 2023 before joining the DP World Lions Women’s coaching staff in 2023, where he remains today. Ndaba’s involvement extends to the CSA under-19 Camps, where he contributed from 2014 to 2019, and he also served as the Fielding Coach for the Pretoria Capitals in 2022 and 2023. Notably, he collaborated with the Protea A team against India A in 2023, further enhancing his coaching credentials and experience.

Bohlokwa Mokone – Strength and conditioning

Bohlokwa Mokone brings her expertise as the Head strength and conditioning coach to our DP World Lions Women’s team. Her qualifications include a BSc in Biokinetics with honors from the University of Witwatersrand, achieved with distinction in 2023, an Advanced Diploma in Kinesiology and Coaching Science completed with distinction in 2022, and a Diploma in Sport Science obtained from Tshwane University of Technology in 2021. Notably, she holds the distinction of being the sole female strength and conditioning coach in the Varsity Cup in both 2022 and 2023, as well as being the youngest coach in this capacity during those years. Additionally, Mokone serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Wanderers Sport Medical Centre, further enriching her experience in the field.

Dr Dhavina Naidoo – Team Doctor

Dr Dhavina Naidoo completed her MBChB at Walter Sisulu University, successfully completed her MSc(Sports Med) at the University of Pretoria and DMH (CMSA). She has extensive experience in Psychiatry that helps her provide a holistic approach to patients. She is currently the team physician for the DP World Lions Men and Ladies cricket teams. She serves as the Independent Match Day Doctor at the Domestic and international cricket fixtures held at the DP World Wanderers.

She is also the Team Physician for the Junior Springbok Women and acts as Match Day Doctor for many of the rugby matches held at Emirates Airline Park, including International Test matches, URC, EPCR and Currie Cup competitions. She has acted as the World Rugby Appointed Tournament Women’s Teams Doctor for the 2022 and 2023 editions of the HSBC SVNS and as Head Injury Assessment Doctor for World Rugby Challengers and U/20 Rugby Championship.

She is passionate about player welfare and athlete mental health.

Noluthando Mlahleki – Logistics Coordinator

Noluthando Mlahleki fulfils dual roles as the Financial Assistant to the Lions Cricket CFO and Logistics Coordinator for the DP World Lions Women’s team. Her educational background includes a BCom in Sports and Recreation Management from NWU. Additionally, she has specialized in Social Media & SEO, as well as Web Design & Development in Digital Marketing through UNICAF (Suffolk University). Noluthando gained practical experience by interning at Lions Cricket immediately after completing her university studies, where she served in the capacity of Club Coordinator with a focus on Club Support from April 2022 to October 2023. This internship paved the way for her current role, where she continues to make valuable contributions to the organization.

Trisha Chetty – High performance wicketkeeping coach

Trisha Chetty, the Women’s team High Performance Wicketkeeper Coach, boasts an illustrious career with the Proteas Women, making her debut in 2007 and representing the team for an impressive 16 years. Throughout her tenure, Chetty showcased her skills as a wicketkeeper and right-handed batter, amassing 120 limited-overs appearances for South Africa. Upon her retirement in 2023, she continues to hold the record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in women’s cricket. Embodying the philosophy that excellence is not merely an act but a habit, Trisha has dedicated herself to the development of the sport. In 2023, she extended her expertise beyond the Proteas, undertaking a mentorship program for the u19 Sri Lankan Cricket Team at the u19 World Cup. Additionally, she served as a mentor and wicketkeeping specialist for the High-Performance Women’s squad, further solidifying her commitment to nurturing talent and fostering excellence within the cricketing community.