Adam Butt will continue as Head Coach for the Brumbies Super W program for the 2020 season in an expanded role with Rugby Australia as the club look to build on the success of the 2019 competition.
Butt led the Brumbies to finals football for the first time in 2019, falling in the play-off to Queensland, a mere eighty minutes away from the Grand Final, and recording a record win over the Rebels.
As well as leading the Super W squad, Butt has been tasked with leading a year-round Academy program for Super W and Wallaroos players to continue the development of our women players in both on-field skills, and strength and conditioning elements of the game.
“I’m delighted to have been re-appointed as Head Coach for the Brumbies Super W program for another season,” Butt said of the announcement.
“The new program has a more holistic approach to the Women’s game with a focus on the Academy program as we seek to develop our own players via a recognised pathway structure within the club.
“I’m also really looking forward to working with our coaching group and am hopeful that we can continue to build on the excellent season we had in 2019 when we made finals.”
Former Super W and Brumbies 7s player Ash Kara will join the coaching team to assist with the team’s attack, and in the Academy Development program, including the Brumbies U18 team in 2020.
Mick Burrows, Royals’ Coach, has been appointed set-piece Forwards Coach to assist Butt in the Super W team coaching, whilst Brumbies staff will also provide skills and position resource coaching to support the Super W team and development program.
In further exciting news, Brumbies Super Rugby Assistant Coach, Laurie Fisher, will provide mentoring support to the Super W coaching group.
The Brumbies Super W team will be holding open trials at Brumbies HQ at the University of Canberra, on Sunday 3rd November, from 11am to 4pm.
All are welcome to attend. To register for trials e-mail Damien Tyson on email@example.com.