NEWS: Applications Open For England Women Head Coach

Want to be England Women’s next head coach? You’d better get your skates on – the ECB’s application process closes in just over two weeks time, on October 23rd.

In the job spec seen by CRICKETher, ECB state that they are looking for a Level 3 coach, with First Class or international experience. (Level 3 is typically the minimum prerequisite for men’s First Class (i.e. county professional) coaching jobs; with Level 4 generally required for men’s international coaching roles.)

The appointment is for a 3-year contract, taking the team beyond the 2017 World Cup in England; and the job spec emphasises that long-term planning is a big part of the role.

Interestingly, the ECB have also said very explicitly that they want someone who is prepared to “develop effective working relationships with those coaching in the women’s County game” – something current incumbent Paul Shaw was reputedly notoriously reluctant to muddy himself with.

2 thoughts on “NEWS: Applications Open For England Women Head Coach

  1. A lot of Level 3 coaches are in county development system and shouldn’t be let anywhere near an International team, should definitely be Level 4 or qualified by experience.

    Does this mean the Loughbrough bubble will be burst, doubt it as too much invested in it. Someone (the ECB) needs to take a closer look at the structure not for the coach to get dragged into the politics me thinks.

    Long-term planning because you will be lumbered with contracted squads for first season.


  2. The best Level 4 coach I could think of who has spent years in developing girls is Eddie Burke of Nottinghamshire. Very innovative and bespoke training methods. We should try different from Loughborough bunch I think


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