Ladies Who League: The bigger picture

This article was first published for As we draw closer to September, there is one thing that most rugby league fans have on their minds – will my team be playing finals football? For most fans and clubs, finals football is the culmination of a year of hard work and so often playing finals […]

What’s next for women’s rugby league?

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. Last week I wrote about why Women in League Round is important. We need to recognise the range of roles that women play in our game, but also remind the next generation of women that there is a place for them in the rugby […]

Stay Kind

This story was written by Melissa Muscat, 2017 Parramatta Eels Members Councillor. In discovering that round 20 was Stay Kind round, coinciding with Women In League round, it struck a chord close to my heart, as it did no doubt with many.

Mate Versus Mate? Nah. Just Mates!

This article was written by Pip Lee. It can often be said that when you smile, you’ve made a new friend. Friendships can last for moments, months, or years. You can have everything in common; or very little in common. A solid friendship is one that includes respect, trust, love, laughter, chatter, or just “being. […]

Women’s Sport Weekly Wrap: Get ready for the Interstate Challenge

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. Good news Australian sports fans. Not only did Channel Nine broadcast the Australian Women’s Cricket team’s semi-final in the Women’s World Cup against India last night, but it has also been announced the Women’s Interstate Challenge, which will be played on Sunday at 11.45am […]

Ladies who League: A letter to the future

This story was first written for and published by My dearest Khloe, Three years ago, your mother asked me to be your godmother. It was one of the proudest moments of my life. You were a perfect, tiny little human and to be asked to play a role in guiding you through this messy, […]

The Importance of Rugby League Family

This article was written by Pip Lee. Family. They are funny things. Some of us are born into the “traditional” tree, with branches of mother, father, and grandparents. Others, particularly in this modern time, have trees with many different branches; same branches; broken branches; aging branches. Some people are able to grow their own tree, either through opportunity or […]

What’s the point of Women in League round?

This story was first written for and published by The Roar. This week the NRL celebrates Women in League Round. Throughout the week and among the celebrations, one question I’ll be asked is ‘what’s the point?’ The people who ask this question often think the round is tokenistic. That it’s unnecessary. That it gives the […]