Prediction of WBBL: Sydney Thunder fire coach Trevor Griffin after poor WBBL season

Trevor Griffin has been sacked as the Sydney Thunder’s WBBL head coach after another disappointing season for the club, two years after leading them to their first title.

The Thunder finished bottom of the tournament this year after his 7th-place performance in 2021, as he won just 1 of 14 games.

“Management has decided it’s time to change direction,” a Thunder statement said.

The club failed to repeat their 2020 title-winning season as they defeated the Melbourne Stars in the final after the entire season was played at Sydney’s turnstiles due to Covid.

When Griffin was appointed to replace Joan Broadbent in his 2019 season, he became the first non-Australian manager of his WBBL. Phoebe Litchfield and Hannah Darlington have been selected to represent Australia. “This is an amazing opportunity and one of the things I’m incredibly proud of. It’s been such an honor and I’ve made lifelong memories and friendships,” he said. “We are very sad that we cannot continue our journey.

“The team is very different from the one I took over four years ago. The players are relatively young, but they have grown a lot. I sincerely hope it helps them reach their future success. ”

The Thunder will need a new captain next season following the retirement of Rachel Haynes. Griffin is the second manager to leave New South Wales in recent weeks after Phil Jacks left the men’s state team following a slump in the first half of the season.

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