Women's Cricket Australia (WCA) has appointed Stephen Jenkins as Australia's full time coach. Jenkin will take up a two-year contract starting April 30. This was announced by WCA. The Ausssie squad embarks on a six-week tour of England and Ireland in June. Jenkins had a successful four-year spell as head coach of the New South Wales women's team, the NSW Institute of Sport Blues, leading it to five consecutive national league titles. He toured New Zealand along with the Australian World Cup squad where he undertook computer and video analysis sessions. "Steve was an outstanding applicant who thoroughly deserves the opportunity to lead the AIS - Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars Squad into their next World Cup campaign," WCA President Quentin Bryce said. Australian captain Belinda Clark said, "Steve will play a major role in enhancing our competitiveness. This is an exciting era for women's cricket in Australia." Former coach John Harmer chose to pursue a coach education role overseas.
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