Australia Add Tim Coyle To Coaching Team

Australia Women celebrate ICC WT20 success in 2010 - Tim Coyle will be joining their coaching team
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Cricket Australia (CA) have appointed Tim Coyle as both assistant coach to the Women's team and lead fielding and wicket-keeping manager for the National Programme.

Coyle has enjoyed a highly successful stint with Tasmania, including leading them to Sheffield Shield and Ryobi One-Day titles before stepping down.

He will join up with the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars ahead of their tour of England for the Women's Ashes, which get underway on 11th August.

In his role of National Programme Manager/Coordinator - Fielding and Wicket-Keeping he will work with the state and territory associations.

Coyle played for Tasmania for seven seasons, spent 10 years coaching in Launceston prior to take over Tasmania.

CA Executive General Manager - Team Performance - Pat Howard said: "Cricket Australia and Cricket Tasmania are extremely pleased that Tim Coyle will continue to play an integral role within Australian cricket."

"Tim has had extensive experience and achieved sustained success at the elite level and hsa a recognised ability to develop players.

"To have the current Bupa Sheffield Shield-winning coah support the Australian cricket programme across men's and women's games is a fantastic opportunity."

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