NSW Breakers appoint Ben Sawyer as full-time assistant coach
Former Sydney Sixers head coach Ben Sawyer has been appointed as the assistant coach of New South Wales Breakers for the upcoming season of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), Cricket NSW announced on Thursday (July 9). With Sixers, Sawyer had a brilliant time guiding them to four WBBL finals bringing the title home twice.
“I’ve had a variety of part-time roles with the Sixers, the Emerging Blues and the Breakers,” said an excited Sawyer. “Now I’ll have more opportunities to collaborate with other coaches and share ideas working with the squad 12 months of the year, not just floating in and out. Being full-time I’ll be able to get to know the players even better, particularly the younger girls in the Breakers, and not just rely on other opinions.”
Besides WBBL, Sawyer has also worked alongside Australia head coach Matthew Mott in the capacity of the national team assistant coach on a part-time basis. Cricket NSW head of women’s cricket Leah Poulton said it was great to have Ben on board in a full-time capacity.
“Ben has built a reputation as one of the leading coaches in the game with an ability to develop young athletes into world-class performers,” said Poulton. “He will be a great asset to our squad and our coaching team.” In NSW, Sawyer will work with head coach Dominic Thornely.