Kieran Foran should not play football in 2017

This story was first written for and published by The Roar.  At approximately 5.15pm on Friday, July 29, 2016, the relationship between the Parramatta Eels and Kieran Foran officially ended. Following a series of breach notices and weeks of speculation about his state of mind and his commitment to football, Foran was officially released from […]

Giving up not an option for the Newcastle Knights

This article was written for and published by The Roar. There is almost no place in Australia that loves rugby league more than Newcastle does. In Newcastle, rugby league and the Knights are woven into the fabric and history of the town. Newcastle takes great pride in their ‘old boys’ – men like Andrew Johns, […]

The NRL and our committed voice against violence

Thugs.  Bullies.  Neanderthals.  Over the course of my time as a rugby league fan, these are words that I have heard used commonly to describe the men that play the game of rugby league.  These are words I want removed from the rugby league vernacular. These words are part of what I think is a […]

An open letter to SBS Zela

Dear SBS Zela This morning, I watched our Australian women’s football team, the Matildas, defeated in the quarter finals by Brazil in the most heartbreaking of circumstances – a penalty shootout.  In the end, the score was 7-6 and as I watched these brave women sink to their knees and weep, I wept along with […]

Women in League: Sonia Lewis

Each week as rugby league fans we are lucky enough to watch some of the most talented athletes in our country pull on jerseys for our respective teams and compete in the best rugby league competition in the world. From hard hitting defence, to spectacular tries, to characters on and off the field, our game […]

Meet the girls from Cessnock Public School

What do you get when you combine 12 schools, the name of a former Jillaroo and a genuine love of rugby league?  The answer is the Rebecca Young Cup – a 7-a-side, full contact rugby league gala day for girls in Year 5 and 6 held at Lakeside Sporting Complex earlier in June. We caught […]

Remembering Nicole Fitzsimons

Today on Ladies who League I want to introduce you to Nicole Fitzsimons, her family and the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation. Nicole Fitzsimons was a talented, vivacious, brilliant, passionate young woman who died in a tragic scooter accident in Thailand. She loved rugby league and her beloved Dragons and had hoped to become a sports journalist. […]

Quick shots with Sammy Hopkin

This story was first written for and published by SBS Zela. Sammy made her debut in the Australian women’s touch football team in 2009 and this year was appointed as an NRL State of Mind Ambassador. Whilst she may be able to find her way to the touchline, we put her to the test this […]