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WACA Congratulates Lisa Keightley on England Position

WACA Congratulates Lisa Keightley on England Position
WACA Congratulates Lisa Keightley on England Position

The Western Australia Cricket Association congratulates Lisa Keightley on her appointment as the Head Coach of the England Women’s Cricket Team for the next three years.

Keightley has led both the Perth Scorchers and WA Women’s Team since 2015, guiding the Scorchers to three rebel Women’s Big Bash League final campaigns and taking WA to the Women’s National Cricket League Grand Final for the first time in 18 years.

Keightley will finish up with the WACA at the completion of the 2019 WBBL season.

WACA CEO Christina Matthews said:

“We are excited for Lisa and incredibly proud of the work she has done here, not only for the elite women’s program we deliver, but for cricket as a whole in Western Australia.

“Under her leadership the women’s program has become the number one ranked High Performance program in Australia and produced Australian players such as Heather Graham and had a big impact on the careers of players like Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani .

“Lisa is passionate about cricket and the future growth of the women’s game, she has always been determined to drive the quality and professionalism of the sport.

“We congratulate Lisa and wish her all the best in her future coaching endeavours.”

Lisa Keightley said:

“I have loved every minute of working at the WACA, it’s one of the best environments I’ve ever worked in and it’s bitter-sweet to be leaving.

“I hope that during the time I’ve been here we’ve been able to move the WA women’s program forward, and I think it’s a good time for someone else to come in and build on the foundations that we’ve established here.

“It’s been great to see the growth of this high performance program and its players, and the growth in our elite pathways and grassroots cricket programs.

“I am excited for this new challenge, to be working in international cricket again is an opportunity to test and challenge myself, which I’m looking forward to.

“It’s a really exciting time to be involved in international women’s cricket... we have the Commonwealth Games and the World T20 Cup coming up which will showcase a whole new pool of professional athletes.”