Edwards commits to Sixers title bid

Charlotte Edwards is set to remain head coach of the Sydney Sixers for the next two seasons, putting pen to paper following the completion of Weber WBBL|09.  

Joining the Sixers ahead of WBBL|08, Edwards has quickly become a much-loved member of the club, coaching the side to the WBBL Final in her first season in the top job.  

The former England captain, Edwards remains one of the most respected figures in the women’s game and now one of its most successful coaches.  

The current head coach of England’s Southern Vipers, Edwards led her side to victory in both the domestic 50-over and 20-over competitions last summer, lifting the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the aptly named Charlotte Edwards Cup in 2023.   

Named head coach of the Southern Brave at the inception of The Hundred, Edwards has taken her side to the final in every year since – runners-up in 2021 and 2022 and victors in 2023 – in addition to leading the Mumbai Indians to a championship in the inaugural season of the WPL last year.  

Beginning her time in the WBBL as a player with the Perth Scorchers, Edwards made the move to South Australia to join the Adelaide Strikers, taking up a role as assistant coach following her retirement from playing.   

Edwards is set to once again team up with Sixers captain Ellyse Perry, as well as stars Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy and Maitlan Brown, with the group officially signed on for next summer.   

Sydney Sixers General Manager, Rachael Haynes said the club were thrilled to have Edwards locked in for a further two years.   

“Lottie is an incredible coach and an even better person.” Haynes said.  

“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.   

“We knew we wanted to secure Lottie as soon as possible following the end of last season and we’re very pleased we were able to reach an agreement quickly.  

“Although we didn’t achieve quite the result we were hoping for last season, we have full confidence in Lottie and in our playing group and we’re very much looking forward to the next two years under Lottie’s leadership.”  

Edwards said she was excited by the foundations built with the club over the last two seasons.  

“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. 

“The Sixers are a great club with amazing fans, and I can’t wait to be back in Sydney later this year.”  

The Weber WBBL|10 season is set to begin later this year.

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