01 May 2020
Grundy Named WA Women's Head Coach
The Western Australian Cricket Association has appointed highly-respected WACA Development Coach and Talent Specialist and former England cricketer Becky Grundy as Head Coach of the Western Australia Women’s team, following the departure of Lisa Keightley.
The left-arm spinner brings a wealth of experience to the team having played seven One-Day Internationals and 12 T20s for England, taking a total of 20 wickets.
Grundy’s playing career also saw her don orange for the Perth Scorchers for the first four matches of their 2016-17 rebel Women’s Big Bash League campaign.
More recently, Grundy supported the WA Women’s team in the second half of their 2019-20 Women’s National Cricket League season, supporting the side to their first ever WNCL crown.
Grundy said she’s excited to work with the group and build on their success for next season.
“It’s a huge honour to be appointed head coach of the WA Women’s team. WA has a rich history in the game and I aim to continue the great work Lisa Keightley and all the support staff have contributed over a number of years,” she said.
“The unwavering support from our CEO Christina Matthews and the Board has resulted in WA being one of the leading programs in the country and I am extremely grateful to be a part of it.
“The recent success of winning the 2019-20 WNCL title will remain an unforgettable experience for all involved, one that we will collectively work hard to experience again.
“I am looking forward to working closely with the staff and playing group to ensure that not only the team, but all individuals, have the opportunity to maximise their potential as both athletes and people.”
WACA General Manager – High Performance Kade Harvey said;
“We are very excited for Becky to be leading the WA Women’s program.
“Becky brings great experience from her playing career and has been instrumental in the development of our pathway program.
“We look forward to her continuing to drive female cricket forward as head coach.”