Trevor Griffin appointed head coach of Sunrisers

Trevor Griffin appointed head coach of Sydney Thunder

Trevor Griffin. © Sydney Thunder

A day after the London and East region hub declared to compete as Sunrisers in the new Elite Women’s Domestic Structure, the team has announced on Friday (July 17) the appointment of Trevor Griffin as the new head coach.

Griffin, who has already started working with the Sunrisers, comes in with a load of experience behind him. He has previously guided Western Storm to two KIA Super League titles and also worked with both the England women’s team and the England Women’s Academy. However, he will continue to work in Australia as the head coach of WBBL side Sydney Thunder for which he was appointed in 2019.

“I’m delighted to have been asked to take up the fantastic role of Sunrisers Head Coach in this brand-new era for Women’s cricket.  There are a lot of talented players within the region & I’m really looking forward to working with Danni & the linked counties to develop them into a strong Sunrisers squad, achieve their ambitions & ultimately see some of them progress onto the England pathway,” Griffin, who was also due to lead the London Spirit franchise in this year’s Women’s Hundred tournament prior to its cancellation as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, said.

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“I have known Trevor for a while, through mutual players, and having worked with him over the last 6 months linking with London Spirit. Every time I worked with Trevor it became obvious that a more skilled and passionate candidate would be hard to find. Trevor’s knowledge of the women’s game, both here in England and internationally, is immense and something I cannot wait to be able to tap in to,” Sunrisers Regional Director of Women’s Cricket, Danni Warren, said.

“Trevor and I share a vision to develop the talent in our region, whilst embedding sustainable pathways that will allow players to thrive. Women’s cricket has a wonderful opportunity to really grow and Trevor is a key component in the workforce I am looking to develop for the Sunrisers. I am so pleased to be welcoming Trevor on board and to be able to work closely with him.”