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The Central Highlands will turn pink this weekend to celebrate and acknowledge all of the women involved in Rugby League through its annual ‘Women in League’ Round.

Every player in the Central Highlands Rugby League will pull on a pair of pink socks this weekend to celebrate and acknowledge the role women play at all levels and in all areas of the Rugby League family.

The Central Highlands Junior Rugby League Under 15’s teams will also pull on a pair of pink socks this weekend to celebrate and say thanks to the many women involved within Junior Rugby League in the Central Highlands.

The Central Highlands Junior and Senior Rugby Leagues have over fifty women who are administrators of the game, and have plenty of other terrific women involved who work tirelessly week-in, week-out to ensure that Rugby League goes ahead without complaint.

Over 175 females are currently involved in either playing, coaching or refereeing the game at a local level and make up just some of the 450,000 women who have a direct connection to Rugby League at a national level.

QRL Central Highlands Operations Manager Cameron Stallard says without women in the game, weekly footy would just simply not go ahead.

"Whether it is as administrators, players, coaches, employees, volunteers or club members, women really are at the heart of the game,” Stallard said.

"In addition to thanking the women involved, this round truly highlights how far we’ve come in the Women’s game, with the continuation of our strong five team Open Women’s competition and the newly formed Under 14’s and Under 17’s girl’s competitions.”

"I encourage all fans to get out there this weekend to be a part of saluting Women in League."

For further information, please contact:

Cameron Stallard
0467 663 762