The Central Highlands will turn pink this weekend to celebrate and acknowledge all 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 (Round 13) to celebrate and acknowledge the role women play at all levels and in all areas of the rugby league family.
The Central Highlands Junior and Senior Rugby Leagues have more than 50 women who are administrators of the game, and have plenty of other terrific women involved who work tirelessly week-in, week-out to ensure the greatest game of all goes ahead without complaint.
More than 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.
The Emerald Tigers and Dysart Bulls in last year's Women in League Round.
QRL Central Highlands Operations Manager Cameron Stallard said that 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 our Under 14s and Under 17s girls competitions.
"I encourage all fans to get out there this weekend and be a part of saluting Women in League."
To celebrate the Round, the Emerald Cowgirls v Emerald Tigers Women's match for the Polly Pratt Shield will be played in the prime timeslot of 8pm on Saturday, August 6.
The QRL will also celebrate the hard-working women in the game this weekend with Women in League Round in the Intrust Super Cup.