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Belinda Sleeman appointment a great step forward

This week, Belinda Sleeman broke a new record as the first female named to officiate World Cup matches. Sleeman is currently a  media manager for Queensland Touch, as well as dedicating time and effort to being a rugby league game...

The Koori Knockout and the Women’s Game

The Koori Knockout plays a significant role in the creation of Australian women’s rugby league, bringing coverage, players and fame to the women’s game. It was actually my first encounter with women’s rugby league when I saw a replay...

THE LEAGUE LADY | Third Time’s the Charm for Taufa

Jillaroo and NSW lock Simaima Taufa took out this year’s Dally M Female Player of the Year, after her third consecutive year being nominated. The historic award was introduced as part of the Dally M awards ceremony in 2015, as...

WOMENS TEST PREVIEW: Australian Jillaroos vs PNG Orchids

The Australian Jillaroos vs Papua New Guinea Orchids will be a tough, physical and skillful game, as well as a perfect opener for the world cup. On Saturday the 23rd of September, these two teams will battle it out...

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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