New reasons to celebrate Women In League round

This article was first written and published for NRL.com. We are just five weeks away from the commencement of the NRL’s inaugural women’s competition in September. Whilst we still don’t know the draw or where games will be played, we do know the rosters for each of the four teams competing (New Zealand Warriors, St […]

Referee basher? Get out and don’t come back

This article was first written for and published for The Roar. How many games of rugby league did you watch on the weekend? Usually when someone asks me that question, I answer with three or four at least. This weekend, I watched one game – the least I have watched in many years. It was […]

Why I hope Women In League round will become redundant

This article was first written for NRL.com.  Next week is my favourite regular round of the rugby league season – Women in League Round. This round gives us an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous contributions that women make across our game and to recognise the increasing and influential role of women in the rugby league […]

In a league of their own

This story was first written and published for the Walkley Magazine.  When I started Ladies Who League five years ago, with the intention of encouraging more women to get involved in conversations about rugby league, I never imagined how much a small blog would change my life. That small blog has expanded my heart, turned me into […]

For that authentic footy feeling – get to Henson Park

This story was first written for and published by NRL.com. When I close my eyes and think about rugby league, I see a swirl of images in my head. Among more recent memories of women’s rugby league and some older memories of my team playing finals footy, I flash back to a small eight year-old […]

Women’s World Cups part of NSW’s strategic bidding plans

This article was first written and published for The Roar. This week the New South Wales government signalled its intention to be a heavy hitter in the sporting event space over the next ten years with a strategic decision announced on Monday to bid for ten world cups in the next ten years. When it […]

If refereeing is broken, how do we fix it?

This article was first written for and published for The Roar. Rugby league, we have a problem. On Friday night at Southern Cross Group Stadium there was a costly error made by the officials in the game between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders. The error has left many members of the rugby league […]

If refereeing is broken, how do we fix it?

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  Rugby league, we have a problem. On Friday night at Southern Cross Group Stadium there was a costly error made by the officials in the game between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders. The error has left many members of the rugby league community […]