Fulltime job for Deitz in Holland
Shane Deitz has been appointed head coach of the Dutch women XI. Deitz, born in Sydney (Aus) in 1975, has been contracted for two years. He will start the job on 1 March 2021. The appointment of Shane Deitz is the next step in the ongoing development of women’s cricket, which the departing coach Sean Trouw started three years ago.
For the first time in its history, the KNCB has appointed a full time women’s coach, who will be working with all national ladies teams and talented young players in the country.
Shane will be returning home, as in 2007 he filled the post of club coach at HCC in The Hague, and in 2008 and 2012 he joined HBS in the same city.
Deitz brings with him plenty of experience having coached in Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu. In 2013-2014 he was head coach of the Bangladesh women’s XI.
Both Shane Deitz and KNCB HP Manager Roland Lefebvre are looking forward to his return to The Netherlands:
Deitz: “I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with the Netherlands women’s team. The KNCB have big ambitions, as do I, and that’s what excites me most about this challenge. The current global T20 ranking doesn’t reflect the talent in the squad so we need to change that. The women’s game globally is getting more and more competitive, so we must be always working hard and looking to get better each day and the results will take care of themselves. I’ve been playing and watching Dutch cricket since 2007 and to work for the KNCB is something I’ve always wanted to do. I can’t wait to get over there and get over there and get to work.”
Lefebvre: “The KNCB is happy to announce Shane Deitz as the new Netherlands women’s head coach. These are exciting times for women’s cricket, with the ICC putting a lot of emphasis on the development and growth of the women’s game worldwide. The appointment of Shane confirms the KNCB’s strategic plans for women’s cricket. He brings a great deal of experience with him, which will benefit the talented group of Dutch players and we can’t wait for him to start”.
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