NRL clubs to be pushed to have at least one female board member in massive step for women’s rugby league

Yesterday was a historic day for women’s rugby league.

The Jillaroos showed their immense quality on the biggest stage as they ploughed through New Zealand to claim a third consecutive World Cup.

It was some of the finest rugby we’ve seen all tournament from any side from the Australian women’s team and was a joy to behold.

The fact they got to play at a famous stadium in the shape of Old Trafford prior to the men’s final and then after the conclusion of the double header lifted the trophy alongside the men’s team as well as the England wheelchair side was a terrific moment in the sport.

On the back of that, the Daily Telegraph is reporting that NRL clubs could have to meet a minimum requirement of having one female board member as the ARL commission push for this historic step to help boost women in league.

Many clubs already have women on their boards at present however their is a concern, according to the Australian publication, that not every club will agree to this.

It is also believed that there will be a push for women to take on roles in club football departments which again would be a massive step for the sport.

This all comes as the sport in Australia sits at a crossroads as the RLPA, spurred on by president and former Hull KR star Clint Newton, looks for an agreement that will secure the future of the players.

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