Coach Walsh drops resignation bombshell
January 12, 2018 3:33 am
Australia’s Women’s Sevens Coach Tim Walsh will finish his tenure after April’s Commonwealth Games, in a surprise decision announced yesterday.
Walsh, who led the Aussie side to the first women’s sevens Olympic gold medal in 2016 and also steered them to a maiden World Series win in the 2015-16 season, leaves after five seasons in that role.
He says he felt the time was right to hand over the reins, with two years still left until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“I believe every job has a shelf life and as a group, we’ve achieved the pinnacle of success in our sport. I move on with a heavy heart but I know that the timing is right for the program to progress and for me to explore new challenges.”
His winning percentage in that time is an astronomical 84 percent, the highest of any Australian professional coach.”
Meanwhile, the Sydney 7s will be held from the 26th to the 28th of this month.
The Fiji men’s rugby team is pooled with Samoa, New Zealand and Russia.
You can watch the Sydney Sevens live on FBC TV and also catch Fiji games commentaries on Radio Fiji One.