Central Districts Basketball Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Richards to the position of Head Coach of the Women’s Premier League. Sean’s role is to establish the culture necessary for future success by developing the young list he inherits. Sean has a background in Psychology and Education and is a vastly experienced coach having been the JDO at both Norwood and Woodville. In addition to his Junior Development officer roles, he coached the Girl’s U18/1 teams at Norwood, where he made Classics with successive teams and similarly with Woodville where he coached division one teams across all age groups to U23’s.
Since 2003 Sean has coached Division one teams for several clubs across Adelaide and is the Head Coach for the Adelaide All Stars which tour the United States providing opportunities for young players to display their abilities and achieve their college dreams. Sean holds level 2 basketball and Netball coaching certificates and has strong links with various sporting associations. Sean is keen to forge ties with country areas and provide pathways for juniors to access whilst creating an environment where hard work and commitment are social norms and form the basis for the cultural shift needed to attract and retain players who want to achieve their personal best. Sean is under no illusion of the challenges ahead, made greater by the recent retirements of several senior players, but he is excited by the enthusiasm of those players wanting to step up.