The Tabcorp Brumbies are pleased to announce the appointment of ACT local Dan Hawke as the Head Coach for the 2021 Buildcorp Super W season.
Hawke has been coaching in the Brumbies pathways program for over a decade, his biggest achievement to date coming in 2017, where he helped guide the ACT Schoolboys to their first National Championship win in 29 years.
Since then, Hawke has been building his reputation in the Canberra rugby community and nationally as a young and dynamic coach, taking on a number of roles including the Australian U18 Barbarians head coach position and has been a Senior Brumbies Academy coach for the past two seasons.
Hawke also took charge of the ACT President’s XV that competed in the Chikarovski Cup last year, having previously held roles at both the Queanbeyan Whites and with Erindale College.
Brumbies Super W Head Coach Dan Hawke said: “I’m stoked to be taking on this role.”
“Women’s sport is something I’m incredibly passionate about and I know we have the talent here to continue improving and to compete against any team in Australia.
“I know not having a crack at the Finals last year because of COVID hurt the team and we’ll be hungrier than ever to make that Grand Final this season.
“The Brumbies started in 1996 playing brave rugby, developing talent and giving good people an opportunity and I’m excited about continuing that tradition with the rest of our staff in the Super W program.”
The Brumbies will name their squad for the 2021 season on Sunday May 16 ahead of their season launch on Monday May 17.
Competition details will be confirmed soon, after the inclusion of a sixth team, the President’s XV was confirmed by Rugby Australia.
Plus500 Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said: “We’re thrilled to see Dan earn this opportunity as our Super W Head Coach.”
“Dan has worked tirelessly with a number of our pathways programs over the last couple of years and this is great reward for not only his commitment but recognition of his ability as a coach as well.
"Obviously, it is unfortunate that the Super W competition isn’t in the usual home and away format this year but we’re looking forward to the team competing in this year’s competition format and hopefully we will be able to resume the normal program next season and beyond.”
Brumbies 2021 Buildcorp Super W staff
Daniel Hawke – Head Coach
Mick Burrows – Assistant Coach (forwards)
Lachlan Creighton – Assistant Coach (attack)
Shellie Milward – Development Coach
Maria Moreno – Team Manager
Matthew Toward – Athletic Performance Coach
Alice Grellman – Head Physiotherapist
Damien Tyson – Brumbies Super W Program Director