Trevor Griffin’s reign as the Head Coach of Sydney Thunder has been stretched for two more years thus continue to shield the side in the WBBL title defence. Griffin has been in charge of the Thunder for two seasons as of now, completing 6th in his first slant before his side’s shocking triumph the previous summer in the sixth season of WBBL.
Thunder completed the customary period of WBBL’s sixth season at the third position prior to bringing the unrest for the higher positioned Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars in the semi-finals and finals, respectively. Praising Griffin for his outstanding contribution to the team, Cricket NSW Head of Female Cricket Leah Poulton said, “The Thunder play a brand of cricket that’s exciting and dynamic that people love to watch. The confidence displayed on-field by the players is built from a culture of trust and respect driven by Trev. We are fortunate to have someone of his calibre leading the program and are thrilled to have him back for another two seasons.”
As excited as Griffin is for making the Sydney return along with mentoring the ‘world’s premier domestic T20 tournament, he said, “I can’t wait to come back, the Thunder squad has so much potential,” Griffin said from the UK. The last two years as Head Coach have been a real privilege and winning WBBL’s sixth season last year was the culmination of a huge amount of hard work from the entire squad – players and staff, so it’s awesome to be asked back to the brilliant Thunder Nation to continue the journey.”
“We’ve a lot of young players who are growing as individuals and learning their craft, plus a few more experienced heads in there too which is a great combination,” he noted and further added, “We didn’t always execute our plans as best we could last year and there’s lots to work on as we develop the brand of cricket we want to play, it’s a brilliant prospect and really exciting to keep working on the squad’s development to see just how far they can go.”
Owing to the last season’s success, the first non-Australian coach in the WBBL history, Griffin pointed, “My message hasn’t changed from last year, I want the squad to keep working hard on their game and enjoy their cricket. If they keep learning, keep showing how great they are and be themselves, I’ll be a very happy coach.”
“Winning a tournament and showcasing your best cricket is always what you set out to do, but defending any title is way harder so the pressure will be on – but that’s exactly why we play professional sport, to go up against the best, push ourselves and try to come out on top. We’re working hard to improve and getting our plans in place, I’m sure every other team will be out to try and beat us to that title, so it’s set to be a fantastic tournament,” he concluded.