Sydney Sixers Lock in Charlotte Edwards as Head Coach for 2 more years

Having joined the Sydney Sixers as the head coach ahead of the 08 edition, Charlotte Edwards has solidified her position in the role at the Sixers for the forthcoming two seasons, finalizing the agreement after the culmination of Weber Women’s Big Bash League season 09.

Sydney Sixers Lock in Charlotte Edwards as Head Coach for 2 more years.
Sydney Sixers Lock in Charlotte Edwards as Head Coach for 2 more years.

In 2020, Charlotte Edwards began her coaching journey by leading the Southern Vipers to win the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Her coaching prowess shone once more in 2021, guiding the Birmingham Phoenix to the runners-up spot in The Hundred and the Southern Vipers to third place in the Charlotte Edwards Cup and victory in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

Continuing her success in 2022, Edwards secured the Charlotte Edwards Cup with the Southern Vipers and led the Manchester Originals to The Hundred finals. She also coached the Sydney Sixers in the Women’s Big Bash League that season, her first, where they finished as runners-up.

In 2023, her achievements soared as she led the Mumbai Indians to victory in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League. She then went on to guide the Southern Vipers in the Charlotte Edwards Cup and the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy to glory. Her coaching led the Southern Brave to triumph in The Hundred, further cementing her status as one of cricket’s most successful coaches.

Initially joining the Women’s Big Bash League as a player with the Perth Scorchers, Edwards transitioned into a coaching role with the Adelaide Strikers following her retirement. Later she became the coach of Sydney Sixers. Despite guiding Sydney Sixers to a runner-up spot in the 2022 WBBL season, Sydney Sixers couldn’t manage to qualify for the next season.

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With Charlotte’s contract extension secured, Sixers General Manager Rachael Haynes lauded Edwards’ unparalleled expertise, highlighting her pivotal role in shaping the club’s spirit. Rachael further expressed delight in securing Charlotte Edwards with ease, a contract extension despite last season’s outcome falling short of expectations.

Haynes mentioned, “Lottie (Charlotte Edwards) is an incredible coach and an even better person. The experience and knowledge that Lottie brings to our group is unbeatable and it’s very clear why she’s been so successful around the world. She’s loved by our players and staff and we’re very proud of the culture that she is fostering within our club.”

Charlotte Edwards expressed her delight at extending her contract by two years, emphasizing her joy in working with the team and staff.

She commented, “I’m delighted to have signed for another two years with the Sixers. I’ve loved working with the playing group and the staff and I’m really looking forward to building on that further for the next two years.“

Charlotte Edwards’ coaching journey is not merely defined by the trophies and accolades but by the impact she has had on shaping the players’ skills, and mindset, and overall guiding teams to the way to victory. Her pursuit of excellence and unwavering dedication continue to inspire future generations of cricketers and coaches alike. As she continues to claim new territories and redefine the standards of coaching, Charlotte Edwards remains a true icon in the world of cricket.

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