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Cricket Australia congratulates Leah Poulton


April 07, 2020



By Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia (CA) congratulates High Performance Coach Leah Poulton on her appointment as Head of Female Cricket at Cricket New South Wales.

Poulton has resigned from CA and will commence her new role on April 20.

Poulton, a former NSW and Australian cricketer, joined the CA coaching ranks in 2017, taking over from former Australian Women’s Team Head Coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick in a role that saw her become responsible for developing the next generation of female Australian cricketers.

She began her coaching career at Cricket NSW as Female Pathway Manager before taking up assistant coach positions with the NSW Breakers and Sydney Thunder WBBL side.

Female High Performance Manager, Shawn Flegler, thanked Poulton for her contribution and wished her all the best in her new role.

“Leah has played an extremely important role in the national women’s program during her time at Cricket Australia, taking the reins on the restructured National Talent Pathway and producing ready-made players capable of taking the next step into International cricket.

“She oversaw the development of the Female National Performance Squad as well as the introduction of the Australian Under 19 and Australia A programs, including the first overseas tours for female Australia Under 19 and Australia A sides.

“She has been an incredible influence on the next generation of Australian players, and she should be proud of the work she has done and what she has achieved.

“Whilst it’s disappointing that she is leaving this role, I have no doubt that she will continue to be a key driver in the continuing success of Australian Cricket.”