Brumbies appoint Dan Hawke as Super W coach

Fri, 14/05/2021, 12:52 am
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Brumbies have appointed Dan Hawke as coach ahead of the Super W season. Photo: Getty Images

The Brumbies have confirmed the appointment of Dan Hawke as Super W coach ahead of the upcoming season.

Hawke has risen through the ranks of the Brumbies system, making his name at the schoolboy level after guiding ACT to their first National Championship in 28 years.

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The former Australian U18 coach also took charge of the ACT President’s XV, which competed in the Chikarovski Cup last year.

“I’m stoked to be taking on this role," Hawke said in a statement.

“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.”

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Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson was delighted to appoint Hawke, praising his ongoing development and commitment to Rugby in the area.

“We’re thrilled to see Dan earn this opportunity as our Super W Head Coach,” he added.

“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.”

Hawke and the Brumbies will confirm their squad on Sunday ahead of their season launch on May 17.

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