The KNCB has announced the appointment of Sean Trouw as coach of its national women’s team for the 2016 season.

Trouw succeeds former international Peter Cantrell, who coached the team during last season’s campaign in the ECB 50-over and Twenty20 competitions and the World Twenty20 qualifier in Thailand. Cantrell was unable to continue because of the pressure of his other commitments.

A former player for Voorburg and currently a member of the first team at Kampong Utrecht, Trouw has signed a contract to run all the women’s team’s training sessions and to travel with them to England for their matches in the ECB 50-over competition and the European World Cup qualification series, a best-of-three encounter with Scotland in July.

KNCB High Performance Manager Roland Lefebvre is extremely pleased with Trouw’s appointment. ‘We are very happy about Sean’s appointment,’ Lefebvre said this week. ‘It brings calm and stability to the members of the squad, who will be able to prepare under his guidance for the new international season in England.’

In the past winter Trouw coached the Dutch Lionesses Under-19 groep, to the great satisfaction of all concerned. National women’s team captain Esther de Lange observed: ‘Sean brings great enthusiasm and commitment to the job. He has quickly established a strong connection with the Under-19 players, many of whom also play in the full national team.’

The Dutch women’s team will open their 2016 campaign in the ECB’s Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup with a double-header on 1 and 2 May.