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Battle of the Women’s Codes: Where Does League Stand?

In the past few years, Australia’s football codes have been striving to help women be more included in their competitions. Soccer, AFL, Rugby Union and Rugby League have all made changes, but who’s doing the most? Soccer is quite evidently...

Corrimal Cougars Proving the Importance of Country Rugby League

Last weekend, the Corrimal Cougars opens team took the title in the Illawarra Inspirations Paint Women's competition, but that's just the icing on the cake for them. The girls will be heading to Canada in October to play a World...

Blowing the Whistle on Women in League

Headlines were made this week when rumours spread that Kasey Badger would be the secondary referee for round 26’s Tigers vs Warriors game. It was a heated topic and greatly discussed over media. The rumours turned out to be false,...

Schoolgirls Rugby League a Positive Step for the Future

Throughout my schooling,  I knew very little about women's rugby league. I knew some competition existed, and there were one or two school competitions, but I knew nothing about anything more permanent. Thursdays 2017 Female State Finals Day saw over 500...

The League Lady | Prime Minister’s Xlll Helps Build Women’s Rugby League in PNG

Getting to participate in the Prime Ministers Xlll under card is a huge win for women's rugby league, but it's an even bigger win for Papua New Guinea, the rugby league loving country who's finally gotten a representative women's...

The League Lady | Women’s Rugby League on TV; Why it Matters

Seven Network securing the TV rights to the Women’s Rugby League World cup has been a huge story in Women’s Rugby League. But why does it matter, it’s just another TV deal, right? It matters because it’s history that female rugby...

My Idols; Before and After Women in League

It’s one of the most common questions you get asked when you play rugby league: who’s your idol. For me, there’s three that stand out. I might be biased, but to me, they’re three of the best forwards in...

The Making of the League Lady: The Start of an Obsession

After the start of this column last week you might be wondering who I am. My name is Kristie Tancevski, and I'm a 20 year old Journalism and International Studies student at the University of Wollongong. I was born...

It’s No Longer Just a Man’s Game

The role of women in rugby league has changed rapidly since the 2007 development of the Women in League Initiative by Katie Page.  The rate of female players is at an all-time high, with a 27% increase between 2014...
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