Tim Walsh to step down as Aussie 7s coach after Commonwealth Games

Australian Women's Sevens coach Tim Walsh will step aside following the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast after five seasons in charge of the all-conquering Women's side. Walsh led the Australian Women's side to the Gold Medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero and secured Australia's first-ever World Sevens Series title in the same year. The team currently leads this season’s HSBC World Series after a resounding round one tournament win in Dubai in December. The 38-year old will leave his post on April 30 to spend time with his growing family, wife Roza and their son Tiger. "When I got a call from David Nucifora (then High Performance Manager) six years ago offering me a Coaching Coordinator role for both Australian Rugby Sevens teams, I would never have imagined how this opportunity would transpire; an Olympic Gold medal, a World Series Championship, the growth of a new genre and era in women’s contact sport as well as lifelong friendships," Walsh sai
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