A landmark year in Women’s Rugby League has been recognised, with the history-making State of Origin event and World Cup winning Jillaroos being nominated for the highly regarded Women’s Health Women in Sport awards.
Voting is now open for the eighth annual WinS Awards, with rugby league featured in two of the seven awards on offer.
Being represented alongside some elite company; the first-ever Holden Women’s State of Origin match has been nominated for Moment of the Year.
This history-making event showcased some of the best female athletes Australia has to offer and catapulted women’s rugby league to the next level.
Not only was this a fantastic advertisement for the women’s game, but the tremendous support behind the match bodes well for the opening round of the upcoming Women’s NRL Premiership, which will kick-off this Saturday (September 8).
A number of the Queensland players who featured in the State of Origin match will showcase their skills in the upcoming NRL tournament, including Karina Brown, Amelia Kuk, Zahara Temara, Annette Brander and Ali Brigginshaw.
The 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup winning Australian Jillaroos team are the second nomination for women’s rugby league as A-Team of the Year.
Led in the tournament by co-captain, 2018 Queensland Women’s Representative Player of the Year, and Brisbane Broncos prop forward Steph Hancock; the side were dominant during the pool stages and were able to withstand a determined challenge from the Kiwi Ferns in the final played as a double-header with the Men’s final at Suncorp Stadium.
The Women’s Health Women in Sport (WinS) Awards recognise and celebrate Australia’s female athletes and their achievements from the past 12 months, from grassroots to the elite level.
For the first-time ever, the WinS Awards will be broadcast on the Seven Network on October 17.
Be sure to get your votes in soon – as voting closes Sunday, September 9.