A former WHITE FERNS captain and member of the 2000 Cricket World Cup champion team, Haidee Tiffen was appointed WHITE FERNS head coach prior to the 2015 tour to India and was a member of the side as a player the last time the WHITE FERNS toured India for a Series, in December 2003.
Previously an Auckland Hearts and assistant WHITE FERNS coach, Tiffen took up the role after her predecessor Hamish Barton had stepped down due to work commitments, and is contracted to take the team through to the end of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup.Said Tiffen on her appointment, “It feels like this team is a part of my DNA – I always had an ambition to coach it at some stage, and I’m thrilled that time has arrived."
Tiffen hails from Canterbury and retired from international cricket as a player after having led the WHITE FERNS to the Final of the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup, and had played two Tests, 117 One-Day Internationals and nine T20Is for her country over her long career.
The allrounder captained the FERNS to the Final of the 2009 tournament (which they lost to England), and retired with a Test batting average of 124.00 in an era in which Test cricket was rapidly being replaced by white ball competitions for women internationally.
More recently the Head of Department, PE and Health at Kelston Girls' High, Tiffen is also chief selector for the WHITE FERNS.