Where will the Eels be in 2020?

As an NRL fan, I have dreams of one thing. That one thing is my Club winning a Premiership. As a new season approaches, though I don’t go in with the expectation that my Club will win a Premiership. Instead, I go in with the following expectations – that my players will be proud and […]

2 steps forward, one step back

There truly is never a dull day in the life of a lover of rugby league. Over the past year, I have written countless stories about how impressed I have been with the direction our sport is going. In the past year alone, the sport has achieved so much. Under the leadership of people like […]

Fashion finds a new home at Easts Bondi Leagues Club

Here at Ladies who League we are proud of the contribution which rugby league seeks to make to the wider community. With the NRL Community Carnival wrapping up, our eyes turned this week to a new partnership between Sydney Charity Dress for Success and Easts Bondi Leagues Club (home of the Sydney Roosters). On 15 […]

Jake Friend – a remarkable turn around!

The issue of player behaviour is one that I have always been extremely passionate about and very vocal about here at Ladies who League. Increasingly, we are seeing our NRL players not just being held up as role models by the people associated with their respective clubs, but also being associated as role models within […]

The NRL and the Community Carnival

If you are an NRL fan, you will know that the headlines which have been dominating the paper today have been about John Sutton, Luke Burgess and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. I’m going to leave this topic for the weekend but one of the things that disappoints me the most about the way this story […]

Our favourite NRL mascots

What do Billy Slater, Greg Inglis, Rocky Rooster, Victor the Viking, Josh Reynolds, Daly Cherry-Evans, Reggie Rabbit and Benji Marshall all have in common? Not much you might think. I’m here to tell you different. The thing that binds them all is that arguably, for children, they are the most recognisable element of their favourite footy team. When […]

All aboard the Parra plane!

I can hear what you’re thinking. No, I do mean the Parra Plane, not the Hayne Plane. Despite missing out on last year’s NRL Final Series, it’s fair to say that Parramatta Eels fans were feeling hopeful about 2015. Following the appointment of their new coach Brad Arthur at the beginning of the 2014 season, […]

2015 – The Parramatta Eels have arrived

2015 NRL season – the Parramatta Eels have arrived. Excuse me while I get my head out of the clouds. It might take a few moments because right now, I am a very happy Parramatta Eels supporter.   I am not delusional. The NRL season is a long one – there are still 25 rounds […]

NRL, let’s walk the walk!

On Wednesday 4 February, the NRL’s Dave Smith had the opportunity to speak to over 70 passionate women who attended the Women on Boards: Marketplace for Sports Directors. All the women in attendance shared something in common – a love of sport, an interest in seeing female participation reach the upper echelons of sport administration […]