Claudia ringing the Bell for women’s rugby

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  Claudia Bell was recently recognised for her outstanding achievements in advancing the opportunities for women and girls to play rugby at the Her Sport Her Way Awards. Bell was named Young Achiever of the Year. I was fortunate enough to be at the awards ceremony […]

Rebels co-captain Melanie Kawa ready for a big season

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. The opening two seasons of the Super W have been challenging for the Melbourne Rebels, who are yet to register a win. Heading into season three, the Rebels have added experienced campaigner Melanie Kawa to their squad.

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. In the past, the Wallaroos were not given the opportunity to play together regularly. Over the last decade, there have been some years during which the Aussie women have played together as a team as little as twice. In some years, the team have […]

Season 2 of Super W has arrived!

This article was first written and published by The Roar. Rugby Australia launched season two of the Super W competition in this week and I continue to be pleased with the increased focus and attention that Rugby Australia is giving to the women’s XV version of the game. This has not always been the case. […]

Wallabies and Wallaroos in a Bledisloe double header

This story was first written and published for The Roar. My dad has tickets for the Bledisloe Cup tomorrow night at ANZ Stadium. When he looked at the event information he noticed though that there wasn’t just one game of rugby happening, but two. He then called me to ask whether he should go to […]

Women’s World Cups part of strategic bidding plan

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 […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Super W grand final – tonight!

This article was first written for and published for The Roar. Tonight, the inaugural season of the Super W comes to a conclusion, when the New South Wales Waratahs take on the Queensland Reds at Allianz Stadium from 4:45pm. The two most dominant teams have made it to the final, with NSW and Queensland finishing […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Sport Presses for Progress

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. Yesterday was International Women’s Day, which is always an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come on our journey towards gender equality, but also a reminder of how much work we still have to do. When it comes to sport, we have […]