Let’s cut the NRL some slack

This article was written by Natalie Akle.  Yet again the media has persecuted an elite list of players during this year’s rugby league season, maintaining the stereotypical stigma of Australian NRL players. As the news tabloids shift their attention to the next drama, we are all left wondering how will Greg Inglis bounce back after […]

Why I signed up for Ocsober

A couple of months ago at a function I had the pleasure of meeting Kellie Sloane who is the CEO of Life Education. Plenty of you will be familiar with the work of Life Education. I most strongly associate the organisation with visits from ‘Healthy Harold’ during primary school and the subsequent education around making […]

New era begins for Jillaroos and Kiwi Ferns

This article was first written for NRL.com. When it comes to rugby league, there really is no off-season. With the NRL and NRLW competitions completed, this weekend international rugby league will be in the spotlight with the Kangaroos set to take on the Kiwis and the Jillaroos playing the Kiwi Ferns this Saturday in New […]

Being inclusive is more than just a catchphrase

This article was first written and published for NRL.com.  Sport is one of the most powerful forces on Earth – it has the capacity to bring people together in a way that almost nothing else can. It’s been a remarkable year for the NRL. When I reflect on 2018 season I was reminded at almost […]

My top ten moments of the 2018 NRL season

This article was first written for and published for The Roar.  With the Brisbane Broncos winning the women’s NRL Premiership by 34-12 over the Sydney Roosters and the Sydney Roosters being crowned Premiers in the men’s competition, the NRL season is now at a close for another year. 2018 was a year that personally, I’ll […]

Will the Broncos or the Roosters be the first NRLW Premiers?

This article was first written and published for the Roar. For so many people there is a tremendous sense of pride about what has been achieved in the first year of the inaugural NRL Women’s Premiership. On Wednesday night at the Dally M Awards, former Australian Jillaroos captain and first ever women’s New South Wales […]

Grand final week like a second Christmas for all NRL fans

This article was first written and published for NRL.com.  I often tell people I get the opportunity to celebrate Christmas twice a year – once in December and once during NRL grand final week. This week is the culmination of a season of hard work for two teams – the Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne […]

Here’s to you, Mister Robinson

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. With their 12 points to four victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night, the Sydney Roosters have booked their place in the 2018 NRL grand final. This game was set up as a blockbuster from the outset. The final […]