Tim Macdonald departs England Women coaching role
England Women’s Senior Assistant Coach Tim Macdonald is to leave his role in order to return home and take up a job with Perth Scorchers and Western Australia men’s teams.
Macdonald, who played first-class cricket for his native Western Australia, as well as Tasmania, will move on after England Women’s Commonwealth Games campaign in August to take up the role of Senior Assistant Coach – Bowling across the BBL and State competitions.
Macdonald said: "I've loved every minute of working with such an amazing group of players and staff. I’ve learned a great deal and made some life-long friends, but I couldn't turn down this amazing opportunity to return home to Perth and be closer to my family.
"With my family living in Australia, and the ability to travel being heavily impacted by COVID-19, it has been a challenging yet rewarding time to be in this job, but in that time I believe I've seen our team improve and our pool of talent get deeper. Had the rain not intervened at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup we could easily have made two global finals in that time. The future is very bright for the England Women’s team.
"The stars have aligned for me, and I'm so excited to return home to my new role with WA and the Perth Scorchers and I absolutely can't wait to get going following our quest for Commonwealth games Gold. I'd like to thank everyone at the ECB for the opportunity. I've loved being a part of the England Women's team and I wish them every success for the future.”
Jonathan Finch, Director England Women's Cricket, said: “Tim has played a vital role in continuing to improve the England Women’s team over the last two years, and will continue to do so as we prepare for the summer match programme.
"Tim’s departure coincides with the start of the ICC Women’s Championship and there is no doubt his positive influence will be felt over the coming years. We wish Tim all the best in his new role and thank him for the commitment and passion he has given to England Women’s cricket.”