Successful Sydney Sixers WBBL head coach Ben Sawyer has been appointed as the NSW Breakers’ Assistant Coach.
Sawyer, who has coached the Sixers to four Women’s Big Bash League finals for two titles during the five-year history of the competition, is excited to be part of the Breakers program full-time.
“I’ve had a variety of part time roles with the Sixers, the Emerging Blues and the Breakers,” Sawyer said.
“Now I’ll have more opportunities to collaborate with other coaches and share ideas working with the squad 12 months of the year, not just floating in and out.
“Being full-time I’ll be able to get to know the players even better, particularly the younger girls in the Breakers, and not just rely on other opinions.”
Since late 2018, Sawyer has also worked and travelled with the Australian Women’s Cricket Team as an assistant coach to head coach Matthew Mott in a part time capacity.
After more than a decade as a central figure at Cricket NSW in various part-time positions, Cricket NSW Head of Female Cricket Leah Poulton said it was great to have Ben on board in a full-time capacity.
“Ben has built a reputation as one of the leading coaches in the game with an ability to develop young athletes into world-class performers,” said Poulton.
“He will be a great asset to our squad and our coaching team.”
Sawyer will work alongside Breakers Head Coach Dominic Thornely.