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NEWS: Keightley named Loughborough Lightning assistant coach (UK)

lisa_keightley_720Loughborough Lightning have appointed former Australia player Lisa Keightley as assistant coach for the inaugural Kia Super League season, joining Sall Briggs’ coaching team.

Keightley brings a wealth of on-field experience, having been capped nearly 100 times for her country. She was the first female player to score a century at Lord’s and is currently Australia’s fifth-highest runs scorer in one-day internationals, with the second highest individual score of 156 not out against Pakistan.

Starting her coaching career with New South Wales Breakers (NSW), she became the first full-time coach employed by the state. In her two years in charge, NSW won consecutive Women’s National Cricket League titles, which in turn secured Keightley the position of Head Coach for the Australia national team, the first women to be appointed into the role.

In 2011 Keightley was named Head Coach of the England Women’s Academy, where she enjoyed a successful four-year tenure before heading back to the southern hemisphere as Head Coach of Perth Scorchers in the Women’s Big Bash League.

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