Walsh, who led the side to the first women’s sevens Olympic gold medal in 2016 and also steered them to a maiden World Series win in the 2015-16 season, leaves after five seasons in the role.

While it wasn't the send off the team wanted to give as New Zealand came away with the win in the gold medal match after extra time but in a post-match interview, Walsh said it wasn't about a big send off. 

"I think we were pretty much focused on how we lost the game," he said.

"You can't fault the effort they put in and the way we prepared, they prepared to perform and prepared to leave with no regrets and that's what they did.

"We don't like losing and it's always going to be 'what if?'," Walsh said.

Walsh was contracted until the end of the 2018 season but announced he would step away from the role after the Games earlier this year.

He has a winning percentage of 84 percent, the highest of any Australian professional coach.

While in the role, Walsh has seen women's sevens grow over his five seasons.

Women and men's sevens are now on pay parity, they play to in front of sellout crowds and the first integrated World Series event was played in Sydney in January. 

"Looking at the growth of the game over the last five years, I think this Australian women's team have created a new brand of women's contact sport and they have built it up these Commonwealth Games to have sellout crowds," Walsh said.

"It is nice to be part of it and watching.

"To be given the opportunity because some of them had never played before and I was a new coach so for them to grow and me to grow is great.

"I love them all and I'm going to miss them," he said.

Assistant coach John Manenti will take over from Walsh until the end of the 2017/18 World Series before a more permanent replacement is announced.

Walsh takes over the role as the coach of the Australian Men's Sevens side.