Source: Loughborough Sport

Loughborough appoint Salliann Briggs as Super League head coach

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Loughborough Sport has announced the appointment of Salliann Briggs as the Head Coach of Loughborough’s Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL) team, based at Loughborough University.

Salliann holds an impressive resume’ within the cricket set up in England being previously appointed as the England Women Development Program Under-19 Head Coach. As well as being the Head Coach of the Loughborough University MCCU women’s program – a squad that continuously contributes outstanding players to the national team.

John Steele, Executive Director of Sport at Loughborough University said on the appointment: “We are pressing ahead with plans for our WCSL team and I am pleased to be able to announce Salliann as Head Coach. Salliann is a proven operator from both playing and coaching at the top level of the women’s game and I am very happy that she will be leading this project for us.

Of her position, Head Coach Briggs commented: “I’m delighted to be appointed as Head Coach of the Loughborough WCSL team. To be the only stand-alone University to be given host status speaks volumes for our investment and dedication in developing England cricketers.

“The further investment will allow us, in collaboration with the ECB, to provide additional sport science and specialist coaching support to  many high potential cricketers.

“It will allow us to continue our passion in attracting further females to the sport and will help us engage our local region by staging exciting home match events for everyone who loves competitive sport.

“I’m incredibly proud to play a part in such an exciting time for Loughborough University and women’s cricket and I can’t wait to start working with the team.”

Loughborough University has been named as one of the six hosts to compete in the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League, and will have hosting rights until 2019. The league will start this summer with a Twenty20 competition, which will then be followed by a 50-over format as well in future years.

The key aims of the Women’s Cricket Super League include the development of ever higher standards for the England women’s team with greater competition for places, alongside inspiring more women and girls to play cricket at all levels.  It will offer new opportunities, a new narrative for the game and new role models, as well as a network of host clubs linked to their communities.

Report courtesy of Loughborough University