Former Queensland and Brisbane Heat head coach Ashley Noffke moves to New Zealand to take over as the head coach of the Otago Volts

Former Queensland and Brisbane Heat head coach Ashley Noffke moves to New Zealand to take over as the head coach of the Otago Volts.

Former Queensland and Brisbane Heat head coach Ashley Noffke moves to New Zealand to take over as the head coach of the Otago Volts
Former Queensland and Brisbane Heat head coach Ashley Noffke moves to New Zealand to take over as the head coach of the Otago Volts

The Brisbane Heat and the Queensland Fire’s coach Ashley Noffke at the domestic level is all set to move to New Zealand to take over the coaching duties for the Felicity Leydon-Davis-led side Otago Volts.

He has a successful stint as a head coach with Queensland, from 2019-2020. He guided Queensland to their inaugural Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) title in the year 2020-2021 by defeating Victoria led by skipper Elyse Villani in the final by 112 runs. He took Queensland led by skipper Georgia Redmayne to the final in the recently concluded edition of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL). However, they ended up as the runners-up of the tournament courtesy of a six-wicket defeat with 14 balls to spare against Tasmania led by skipper Elyse Villani in the final.

He also had an extremely successful stint in the Women’s Big Bash League with the Brisbane Heat, guiding them to a title triumph in his first year as a coach of the franchise in the fifth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League in the year 2019 by defeating the Adelaide Strikers led by skipper Suzie Bates in the final by six wickets and 11 balls to spare. He also took them into the final of the 9th edition of the WBBL. However, they ended the tournament as the runners-up courtesy of their three-run defeat against the Adelaide Strikers led by skipper Tahlia McGrath in the final.

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He was also awarded the WBBL coach of the year on a couple of occasions in the year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Apart from his stints at the domestic level, he has also coached the Australian Women’s cricket team in the years 2005 and 2007. “Not only did Ashley Noffke provide a strong framework of success for the Fire and Heat players, he also played a significant role in helping develop our next generation of talent.” Queensland Cricket and Brisbane Heat CEO Terry Svenson thanks former coach Ashley Noffke for his commitment and dedication to the Queensland and Brisbane Heat sides during his tenure at the helm as a coach.

Former Australian Women’s cricket team coach Mark Sorell will replace Ashley Noffke as the head coach of the Queensland Fire and Brisbane Heat sides for the upcoming seasons.

(Quotes sourced from Queensland Cricket Press Release)

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