Friday, June 25, 2021

Melbourne Stars: Trent Woodhill to leave WBBL Head Coach role

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Melbourne Stars WBBL Head Coach Trent Woodhill has resigned from his role.

Woodhill’s various roles in the game combined with family commitments will now see him unable to lead the club into a second Rebel WBBL season.

Woodhill was appointed Head Coach in 2020 and led the women’s squad to their first ever finals appearance – eventually falling to the Sydney Thunder in the final.

“Obviously I’m disappointed to have to relinquish my role with the Stars after such a strong WBBL season together. While it’s a difficult decision to make, it’s also important I balance my cricket roles with time with family,” Woodhill said.

“I’d particularly like to thank our fantastic group of players and support staff, who are very well placed to be successful this season. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my short time leading the WBBL squad and my broader long-term in involvement with the Melbourne Stars. I wish everyone at the club the best for the season later this year.”

Melbourne Stars General Manager Nick Cummins said Woodhill left with the club’s best wishes.

“Trent is a big loss for the club but we understand his desire to balance his work commitments with family after what has been a pretty extraordinary 12 months for the world,” Cummins said.

“I’d like to thank Trent for his leadership and support of our squad, particularly in the WBBL hub in Sydney. His energy and approach to that challenge was one of the key reasons we adapted to the circumstances so well, which enhanced our performances on the field.”

The Melbourne Stars will now undertake a recruitment process to identify a new WBBL Head Coach.

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